ABSL-3 Features and Components:
Integration Of Critical Facility Components:
Germfree has extensive experience in the integration of critical components into biocontainment laboratories. Our range of available components include: ABSL-3 compatible furniture, Autoclaves, Effluent Decontamination, Dunk Tanks, Double-door HEPA-filtered Airlocks, Room Gas Decontamination Systems, Steam Generators, Rapid Transfer Ports (RTPs), Downdraft Tables and Alkali Hydrolysis Tissue Digesters.
Configured for your application:
We design and manufacture animal biosafety Level 3 modular laboratories for a wide range of applications.
Germfree’s ABSL-3 labs are currently in use for:
General research related to endemic or exotic threats to animals.
Development of vaccines
Isolating agents and testing vaccines
Work with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) and other emerging diseases.
Aerobiology studies as part of the CDC/NIH Regional Biosafety Laboratories (RBL) project.
Facilities Designed for AAALAC International Accreditation:
Germfree’s ABSL-3 laboratories are designed to meet the requirements for AAALAC (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care) as they pertain to physical facilities, environment, housing, and ventilation/air quality. These structural aspects of the lab are critical to the AAALAC International regulations stating “physical facilities and the methods of care and use for animals should permit their maintenance in a state of well-being and comfort”.
Integrated Air Pressure Resistant Doors compatible with ABSL-3 laboratory design featuring an inflatable gasket door seal and door control PLC.
Effluent Decontamination Systems for use in ABSL-3 laboratories-- chemical or heat-kill systems.
Double-Door Pass-through Autoclaves with Bio-seal and integrated steam generators.
Bulk /Large capacity, flush floor autoclave (aligns with roll-in autoclave carts).
Through-Wall Dunk Tanks:
Pathogen Aerosol Test Chambers
HEPA Filter Banks
Exterior Serviceability Of Lab:
Critical service points are accessible from outside the laboratory, allowing for facility maintenance without entering the containment zones. For example, sealed lights are changed from above the facility.
ABSL-3 Casework And Countertops:
Germfree’s custom stainless steel ABSL-3 casework and furniture meets stringent requirements for durability, chemical resistance and ease of decontamination.
Integrated Building Management System And Monitoring (web-enabled BTL listed BACnet control system)
Single Source Solution For Your ABSL-3 Lab:
Modular laboratories require an array of complex components and controls that must be precisely configured to work together. This provides a single facility where all primary and secondary containment systems are seamlessly integrated. Working with Germfree eliminates the need for hiring numerous consultants, architects, contractors and biosafety professionals. We provide all of the necessary trades and expertise needed to construct a complete laboratory facility, avoiding any confusion of responsibility. Further, we are the only manufacturer in the world that designs, engineers and manufacturers all of the critical primary containment equipment and secondary containment systems for modular ABSL-3.
Advanced Pressure And Leak Testing:
Facilities are Pressure Decay Tested according to filter housing ASME N5-1989 to 10″ w.g.; and duct or assemblies to 4” w.g. and rooms to 2” w.g.