AHRC Facilities

Committed to safety

The AHRC, a 75,000 square-foot facility, is comprised of BSL-2 labs, ABSL-2 spaces, BSL-3 labs, ABSL-3/BSL-3Ag vivarium. Each lab is available for reservation by UGA and outside researchers.

BSL-3 Labs

  • Four labs with each having 170 square feet of research space
  • One 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 five labs share a 400-square-foot common prep area with a common usage pass through sterilizer

ABSL-3

  • Six 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
    • Six 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
    • Two 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