Approved Arrangement Facilities & Tissue Culture Suites (CNS and TSV)
Both AITHM sites possess Approved Arrangement facilities for research involving biological samples subject to biosecurity control. Cairns has a total of nine BC2 OGTR Class 5.2 AA laboratories across two building locations. In addition to BC2 Class 5.2 AA laboratories, Townsville AITHM also has a BC3 Class 5.3 laboratory for work involving risk group 3 organisms subject to quarantine control.
Both Townsville and Cairns AITHM buildings have specialist Tissue Culture facilities for infectious and non-infectious research involving human, small animal and parasite cells and tissues. All AITHM Tissue Culture facilities have OGTR approval for work involving genetically modified (GM) organisms.