TB laboratories need to be safe. TB laboratories do not need to cost a fortune.
We can build and deliver new, ready-to-use containerized TB laboratories (biosafety level 2) for a fraction of the cost of a new-build facility.
Because our laboratories are created inside converted 20' shipping containers they are highly portable.
In circumstances where a transient increase in demand for TB laboratory capacity may arise - refugee camps, prisons and other outbreak settings, intensified active case-finding campaigns - the laboratory can be simply transported and set up at a new site.
Similarly if security concerns in conflict settings require evacuation the laboratory need not be left behind but can be withdrawn and deployed elsewhere.
Or the laboratory can remain in one place for years, as for example in Peru where our first container lab serves as the regional reference laboratory for the southern Peruvian region of Ica.