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Biosafety Policies

The Flow Cytometry Core is a BSL-2 Facility to handle human cells, and subject to the rules, regulations, guidelines that apply to the use of biohazardous materials in all research laboratories. As a multi-use facility, anyone using the facility must have their proposal approved separately by the IRB (human), Animal Review Committee, and Biohazards Review Committee. The RFCC Director, Manager and staff members undergo training sponsored by the Dean’s Office in use of human subject materials, animals and biohazards. Our Core asks all investigators to review and comply with the Biosafety requirements of Johns Hopkins University, and checks that their approvals are current, but is not involved with the applications for the individual users.

The current setup for the core prevents us from running samples that contain radioactivity or potentially infectious agents to humans.