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The Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory (RIPL) specialises in a wide range of unusual and hazardous viral and bacterial pathogens.
It provides medical and laboratory specialist services to the NHS and other healthcare providers, including:
unusual or hazardous indigenous pathogens, such as Q fever and anthrax
RIPL provides an environmental detection service for investigation and identification of anthrax and other hazardous pathogens.