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The Wuhan national biosafety level-4 lab was built with French assistance.

The Wuhan national level-four biosafety lab was built under the Sino-French agreement.

The Wuhan national level-four biosafety lab was built under the Sino-French agreement. Within the framework of the Sino-French Cooperation Agreement on Emerging Infectious Diseases Prevention and Control signed in October 2004, China constructed its first BSL-4 laboratory, the Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory (Level 4). With the assistance of the French in laboratory design, biosafety standards establishment, and personnel training, construction for the lab began in 2011. The lab started its operations in 2018.

As per the news published by Merieux Nutrisciences (under French holding company Institut Mérieux) on December 21, 2018, company chairman Alain Merieux also served as Co-President of the Franco-Chinese Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases, alongside the Minister of Health, Professor Chen Zhu. In this role, Mr. Mérieux was instrumental in creating the high-security P4 Laboratory.

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