The Infectious Agent Repository is located in building 385, situated adjacent to the VDL, with contiguous access to the Veterinary Medical Center, Animal Science Veterinary Medicine Building, and Veterinary Science Building. The facility, accessed by secure key card entry, has three separate rooms capable of housing a total of 15 freezers at maximum capacity (all continuously monitored by BSAC) and a central laboratory with two biosafety cabinets and benches designed for the safe handling and processing of infectious agents. The Repository is staffed during normal business hours.
The primary objective for the IAR is to provide CVM researchers with a resource to store and access various clinical isolates of infectious organisms for research. This resource is unique to the university and will be extended to all faculty and staff at the University on a fee-for-use basis.