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Designed for ABSL-3 work, the vivarium includes the animal holding areas of the RBL, as well as the aerobiology suite and insectary. Each of the holding suites features room for 4 racks per suite, with in-room procedure areas and biosafety cabinets.

Features within the vivarium include:

  • ventilated cage racks for housing rodents, rabbits and ferrets
  • gnotobiotic piglet isolator housing
  • automated watering systems
  • a tissue digester
  • cage and rack washers
  • feed and bedding storage
  • two bulk autoclaves