International Centre for Foot & Mouth Disease (ICFMD), Bhubaneswar
A prestigious R&D facility of ICAR with BSL3+ laboratory & Animal Experiment Facility for conducting biomedical research in the area of Foot and Mouth Disease (a highly infectious disease in animals affecting national economy). This facility shall also serve as a regional resource Laboratory for SAARC countries.
The planning and design of the project completed during 2013-2014, and construction commenced during Mar-2014. Expected to be completed during 2016.
Architectural view of ICFMD Project
|Project work in progress|
The project covers the following major facilities;
- BSL 3+ Laboratory with HVAC & BMS
- BSL3-Ag Animal Experimentation Facility with HVAC & BMS
- Large & small animal houses, Quarantine buildings etc
- Primary ETP & Secondary ETP
- Administrative and training infrastructure.
Following are salient features of the Bio-safety facilities;
BSL3+ Main Laboratory Building:
- State of the art bio-safety laboratory with 3 levels of containment
- Primary containment with highly reliable Bio-safety cabinets
- Secondary containment with air tight pre-engineered modular partitioned chambers with controlled environment through highly reliable HVAC and IBMS.
- Tertiary containment with air tight concrete containment building.
- The containment Building is constructed with special features as under:
- Self compacting concrete having low shrinkage properties
- Doka shuttering for achieving high level of concrete finish
- Post tensioning of concrete to minimise the shrinkage cracks.
- The containment envelope is provided with crack-bridging epoxy coating to achieve air-tightness.
- The Main laboratory Building is designed with following specialities;
- Interiors of the laboratory area are designed with Pre-engineered, pre-fabricated insulated clean room modular panels.
- Highly reliable HVAC & IBMS system to maintain controlled environment ( Negative pressure up to - 60 pa , 22-25 deg C temperature and humidity of 55 to 60 Rh) and secured biometric access system.
- Highly reliable Effluent decontamination plant and secondary effluent treatment plant.
- Highly reliable imported decontamination autoclaves, formalin airlocks, pass boxes, dunk tanks, air tight doors & vision panels
- Highly reliable and energy efficient imported Chillers & Air compressors.
- Highly reliable air tight penetrations for cables & pipes in the containment area.