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Animal Health Research Center

AHRC Building and Research Spaces

BSL-3, ABSL-3, BSL-3Ag - Biosafety Level 3 Facilities

AHRCThe Animal Health Research Center (AHRC) is comprised of BSL-2 labs, ABSL-2 spaces, BSL-3 labs, ABSL-3/BSL-3Ag vivarium. The Animal Health Research Center (AHRC), located on the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine campus at the corner of Carlton Street and East Campus Road, is a 75,000-square-foot research facility that enables scientists to study infectious microorganisms, parasites and toxins in a safe environment for the researchers, animals and the public.

  • BSL-3 Labs

    • 4 labs with each having 170 square feet of research space
    • 1 lab with 350 square feet of research space
    • Each lab includes:
      • One+ Class 2, A2 biosafety cabinet
      • A tabletop centrifuge
      • -20 and/or -80 freezer
      • CO2 incubators
      • Orbital shaker
      • Portable sink
    • All 5 labs share a 400-square-foot common prep area with a common usage pass through sterilizer
  • ABSL-3

    • 6 rooms with 300 square feet each of animal research space with an automatic watering system and temperature and humidity controls
    • Use of these rooms includes the following:
      • Required clothing for use inside biocontainment areas including personal protective equipment (PPE)
      • use of common biocontainment areas, such as showers and lockers
      • Waste management services, including: tissue digester, effluent decontamination, incineration, sharps disposal, autoclave waste disposal
      • Liquid disinfection and sterilization utilizing VHP with biomonitors
      • Complete animal care services
  • BSL-3Ag – Large Rooms

    • 6 rooms with 250 square feet each of animal research space with an automatic watering system, and temperature and humidity controls
    • Each room includes an ante-room and Inner- and outer-changing rooms
    • Use of these rooms includes the following:
      • Required clothing for use inside biocontainment areas including personal protective equipment (PPE)
      • use of common biocontainment areas, such as showers and lockers
      • Waste management services, including: tissue digester, effluent decontamination, incineration, sharps disposal, autoclave waste disposal
      • Liquid disinfection and sterilization utilizing VHP with biomonitors
      • Complete animal care services
  • BSL-3Ag – Extra Large rooms

    • 2 rooms with 670 square feet each of animal research space with an automatic watering system, and temperature and humidity controls.
    • Each room includes an ante-room and Inner- and outer-changing rooms
    • Use of these rooms includes the following:
      • Required clothing for use inside biocontainment areas including personal protective equipment (PPE)
      • use of common biocontainment areas, such as showers and lockers
      • Waste management services, including: tissue digester, effluent decontamination, incineration, sharps disposal, autoclave waste disposal
      • Liquid disinfection and sterilization utilizing VHP with biological indicators. Complete animal care services

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