The animal house in the institute is divided into two areas i.e. large animal house and small animal house. There is a pathology laboratory and a medicine laboratory just prior to the common entry of the contained small and large animal house. The pathology laboratory is a fully functional lab equipped with modern /latest instruments.The facility is in accordance with the needs,taking into account the environmental, equipment and biosafety level required as per the guidelines and laws concerning experiments on animals.The facility also has autoclave, air handling unit andfeed storage rooms. Animal house of the institute is CPSEA approved.The institute is registered with IAEC with Vide No.1438/Go/c/11/CPCSEA,dt.20th April,2011. The registration is renewed in 7th Aug, 2014 for a period of 3 years.
Large Animal House
Large animal house is a restricted area where human entry is through air shower and animal entry through holding area. There are total of six rooms in LAH of which two room are dedicated for housing calves, one room for sheep and goats,one room for pigs and two entirely separate challenge shed for carrying out challenge tests as desired by the potency testing of the vaccine under consideration.
Small Animal House
Small animal house encompasses two wings, one for housing healthy stock of poultry/duck and another for mice/rats/guinea pig and rabbits and other laboratory animals.Both the wings have committed challenge sheds, used to conduct potency testing.There is a provision of cages as per the requirement of the animals being housed. The design of the housing for laboratory animals provides the physiological condition and habitat appropriate for the species. Entries to these rooms restricted and air shower is used by the personnel entering the area. There is an independent clean and dirty corridor for the movement of hazardous and contaminated material to avoid cross contamination.
HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)
The institute has Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning facility installed on the first floor of laboratory block and animal house, to provide thermally controlled environment and indoor air quality HVAC contains total three 30TR and one 90TR air cooled chiller and control valves,6 air handling units integrated to BMS (Building management system), 5 exhaust air units, BMS for plant control (temperature & relative humidity), display (pressure differential) and operations.
LTDP (Liquid Thermal Decontamination Plant)
The liquid thermal decontamination plant treats infectious liquid waste from BSL-2, BSL-3 and challenge area of animal house by heating in a pressurized vessel,at 1210C at a pressure of 1.05Kg/cm2 and retained at that temperature for at least 60 minutes.
ETP (Effluent Treatment Plant)
Effluent treatment plant has been established for the treatment of various types of wastes from different units of the Institute such as:- a) Infectious wastes from laboratories. b) Wastes from animal sheds on cleaning and washing. c) Wastes from toilets. d) Communal wastes from residences. e) Utility wastes and other miscellaneous wastes. The treated liquid waste water is used for irrigation and for artificial ground water recharge within the complex.
All the biomedical waste generated is incinerated, in an incinerator of 100 kg/hr burning capacity, oil fired type complete with all pollution control board norms.
Electrial substation including DG sets
There is a 2x800KVA electric substation present in the institute. It is supported with power backup by 500KVA and 750 KVA DG sets.
Fire fighting and Fire alarm system
There is fire fighting and fire alarm system in the institute with a separate pump house. Fire alarm panel is installed in the laboratory block. There are smoke detectors and automatic sprinkler system.