George Mason University's Biomedical Research Laboratory (BRL) is one of the NIAID supported Regional Biocontainment Laboratories. It operates as a central core facility in the Institute for Biohealth Innovation to advance research and develop novel diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines against viral and bacterial infectious agents by a diverse population of investigators.
The immunology laboratory at the Integrated Research Facility at Fort Detrick (IRF-Frederick) offers a variety of capabilities to interrogate the immune responses against pathogens requiring maximum containment.
The SVEU provides the nonhuman primates for studies to evaluate candidate SIV or HIV vaccines. The SVEU contractor will immunize nonhuman primates with the candidate vaccine and, together with the Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Immunology Laboratories, can evaluate humoral and cellular immune responses that the NHPs generate in response to the vaccines.