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Melius MicroBiomics Laboratory

Melius is currently in development for a BSL-2 GMP API microbial production lab located next to the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus.

microscope and test tubes

BioSafety Level 2 (BSL-2) is a laboratory that requires specific safety practices and procedures to prevent exposure to moderate-risk infectious agents. To learn about all 4 biosafety levels read here.


Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is a system of guidelines that ensures products are manufactured to a high standard of quality and purity. Compliance with GMP standards is required for manufacturing in industries regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). To learn more, click here.


Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) refers to the biologically active ingredients in a medication that directly act on the body to treat, diagnose, or prevent disease. To learn more about APIs, click here.

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