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Virtual Tour


The Diamond Center is the world's largest private research laboratory devoted solely to AIDS research. The Center occupies two floors in the New York City's Bureau of Laboratories Building. The total of 44,000 square feet of laboratory space provides an efficient and comfortable environment for research with an anticipated complement of ~100 scientists. The centerpiece of the facility is the 5,000 square foot Irene Diamond Biosafety Level-3 (BL-3) Containment Laboratory, used by the investigators and visiting researchers for working safely with HIV. It is entered through double doors with airlocks and is always at negative pressure with respect to the outside space. Within the BL-3 are six independent modules for use by individual research teams.

There are nine laboratories for routine research, environmental rooms for work at defined temperatures and equipment rooms, all available for general use by the center's scientists. The Center is fully equipped with an extensive array of the latest state-of-the-art scientific equipment.

The Center's two conference rooms and library are a hub for seminars and lectures, bringing together scientists and clinicians from the Diamond Center, The Rockefeller University and many other institutions from across the city and the world.

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Virtual Tour
Working Lab
This is one of the nine labs of the center. Each of these labs has windows that allow natural light in, and there are also large windows that allow people to view the labs from the hallways. All of these architectural designs were chosen to give the lab an open feeling which encourages interaction between the scientists of the center.