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IPK employs dynamic robotic platforms for high-throughput / high-content screening of chemical libraries and RNAi collections. Our fully-automated robotic platforms are located in BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratories suitable for most pathogens and biological research. The identified candidates from the screening is further developed in chemical laboratories to have more drug-like properties by SAR, toxicity, and lead optimization studies and their in-vivo efficacy is evaluated through animal experiments in the exquisitely controlled animal laboratory, ABSL-2, and ABSL-3.




    ABSL-2, ABSL-3


Certified with the approval of Korea Center for Disease Control & Prevention (KCDC, currently KDCA) in March, 2009 (Reconfirmed in 2012, 2015, 2018 and 2021) (KCDC-09-3-03)

Designed to handle risk group 3 pathogens such as M. tuberculosis, avian influenza virus infecting humans, SFTSV, SARS-CoV-2, and MERS-CoV

Screening Platform in BSL-3: Opera and Operetta

  • 330m2 space with airtight room under independent air supply, and exhaust air handling units with bubble tight backdraft damper installed at HEPA filter box, cooling and heating system
  • 15 biosafety cabinets, 3 double door autoclave steam sterilizers for decontaminating waste and 2 Isocage systems (36 cages/system)
  • BSL-3 decontamination tank to sterilize cooling water from autoclaves, functional eye washer and shower room
  • 24-hour monitoring at the main control room and BSL-3 monitoring room
  • Visual monitoring of room temperature, humidity and differential pressure
  • Access control and management system with card key
  • Activation of audible and visible alarm system both inside and outside of laboratory area and text message alert system when the facility operation fails


Registered to Korean Ministry of Science and ICT according to the Act on Transboundary Movement of Living Modified Organisms of Korea

Designed to handle risk group 2 pathogens such as influenza virus, HBV, HCV, leishmania, T. cruzi and S. aureus.

  • 310m2 space with 10+ laboratories including anteroom
  • HEPA filtration applied in the exhaust air handing units
  • Visual monitoring of room temperature and differential pressure
  • Hands-free hand washing sinks, waste water treatment facilities to treat waste water from sinks
  • 29 biosafety cabinets and high-pressure steam sterilizers for sterilization of waste
  • Access control system with card key
  • Screening Platform in BSL-2: Opera, Operetta, and Cell Explorer


Equipped with a synthesis facility that minimizes exposure of experimenters to harmful chemical vapors and dust

Has analytical equipment necessary for compound synthesis, separation and structural analysis

  • 462m2 space with carbon filter units to reduce emissions from chemical agents and 12 fume hoods each having independent exhaust fans and ducts
  • Inner-ventilated chemical safety cabinets for both flammable and inflammable chemicals
  • Indoor hazardous-material storage installed
  • 25.19m2 space of storage room for dangerous substances


Composed of specific pathogen-free laboratory (SPF), animal biosafety level 2 laboratory (ABSL-2) and animal biosafety level 3 laboratory (ABSL-3) with individual ventilation system for each cage

  • 445m2 space under AHU unit with pre & medium filters, activated carbon filters and HEPA filters allowing fresh air supply and 100% exhaust air
  • Cooling and heating system
  • Double door autoclave steam sterilizer and cage washer available for decontaminating wastes
  • Exquisitely controlled environment for the care and management of experimental animals under constant, 24-hour ambient conditions with HEPA-filtered air, 22 ± 2°C temperature and 50 ± 10% humidity
  • Equipped with 5 IVC racks and BSCs connected to independent exhaust facilities
  • Current animals in care: mouse and rat