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.

icfmd architecture

Architectural view  of ICFMD Project


icfmd project work in progress
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.