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Illinois Institute of Technology IFSH BSL-3 Biocontainment Pilot Plant and Laboratory

Website:
ifsh.iit.edu/facilities/bsl-3-biocontainment-pilot-plant-and-laboratory
Headquarters:
Bedford Park, IL, US
Company Type:
Small Business (1-10M TTM Revenue)

The Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) facility at IFSH is one of the first in the country specifically designed to study the behavior of pathogens and virulent organisms in real-world food processing conditions. The laboratory and bio-containment pilot plant have been independently certified at BSL-3 level with a total of 7000 square feet for research and validation of pilot-plant scale food processing equipment.

FACILITY HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
Large BSL-3 laboratory for product analysis.
Approximately 1,500 sq. feet of pilot plant area with plug & run capability.
Certified for BSL-3 operation for use in validating processing methods with pathogens.
Capable of housing most pilot and commercial equipment from produce washers to extruders.
Three phase power with water and steam sources in the containment area.
Full containment for handling large quantities of pathogens or processes that generate aerosols.
Ability to handle large volumes (up to 600 gallons or 100 lbs) of pathogenic organisms in produce.
Whole room decontamination system for disinfecting processing equipment and surfaces.
Effluent decontamination and disposal system for all liquid waste.

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Illinois Institute of Technology IFSH BSL-3 Biocontainment Pilot Plant and Laboratory
6502 South Archer Road Bedford Park, IL, 60501 United States
Illinois Institute of Technology IFSH BSL-3 Biocontainment Pilot Plant and Laboratory
6502 South Archer Road Bedford Park, IL, 60501 United States

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