Recent Activities - 2021

Update on our work with SEALAB

Apr 2021

As part of the SEALAB project, NRL will be supporting the following five human health laboratories in Lao PDR to enhance their quality management systems (QMS):


  1. The National Centre for Laboratory and Epidemiology, Vientiane (NCLE)

  2. Mahosot Hospital Microbiology Laboratory

  3. Champasak Provincial Hospital Laboratory

  4. Oudomxay Provincial Hospital Laboratory

  5. Sayabouly Provincial Hospital Laboratory

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New Senior Scientist at NRL

Jan 2021

Nick Vandegraaff joined the NRL as a Senior Scientist in January 2021. He comes to the NRL as a PhD qualified virologist with postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School and 15 years commercial experience in the Drug Discovery and In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Device [IVD]) sectors. He has a strong background in Microbiology (Virology), Molecular Biology and Cell Biology with extensive Project Leadership/Management experience and an intimate knowledge of the processes and quality frameworks within which IVDs and related software are designed, developed and clinically validated.

Update on the South East Asia Laboratory Strengthening (SEALAB) Project

Jan 2021

In November and December 2020, NRL continued its work in Cambodia under the SEALAB project activity, funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and aimed at strengthening laboratory capacity to detect and respond to infectious disease outbreaks of a potentially pandemic nature.

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