TACF@ICGEB ICGEB:: www.icgeb.res.in

Tuberculosis Aerosol Challenge Facility

A national facility hosted at ICGEB, New Delhi and supported by Department of Biotechnology,Government of India for conducting cutting edge research on tuberculosis in India.


PI: Dr Dinakar M. Salunke & CO-PI: Dr Dhiraj Kumar

IVC for Guinea pigs
IVC for mice
FACS Sorter facility
Madison Aerosol Exposure Chamber


Aerosol challenge facility for mice and guinea pigs
In vitro experiments with Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Ex vivo experiments with immune cells
FACS Sorter (BD FACS ARIA Fusion, BSL3)
High content screening facility (BSL3)
Aerosol challenge facility for mice and guinea pigs

USERS : Current and Past

  • THSTI, Faridabad
  • NII, New Delhi
  • JNU, New Delhi
  • Delhi University, New Delhi
  • CDFD, Hyderabad
  • PGI, Chandigarh
  • IMTECH, Chandigarh
  • IVRI, Izatnagar
  • IGIB, New Delhi
  • AIIMS, New Delhi


For animal experiments:

  • Get IBSC and IAEC approval from the parent Institute/University/Company
  • Apply for ICGEB IAEC approval in a prescribed format (available on request)
  • Once approved, dates are allotted as per availability

For In vitro/ Ex vivo experiments:

  • Get IBSC approval from the parent Institute/University/Company
  • Submit the request for In vitro/ Ex vivo experiments to TACF In-Charge with a list of experiments
  • Time slots allotted based on availability

★ ICGEB-TACF remains open for all users during working hours of week days (except for national holidays).

★ Access is controlled through an electronic/biometric access control system, staffs at TACF help accessing the lab areas.


Revised charges for experiments/access at TACF (W. E. F. January 2017):

Mice INR 75/animal/week
Guinea pigs INR 400/animal/week
In vitro/Ex vivo experiments INR 5000/week

Payments to be made at:

By Demand draft in favor of ICGEB


Click here to download the Guidelines and request form for TACF

Click here to download the Form-B for IAEC approval


Dr Dhiraj Kumar

PI (In charge), TACF
Email: dhiraj@icgeb.res.in
Phone: 011-26742357 Ext-428

Dr Lakshya Veer Singh

Research Scientist, TACF Email: lakshya@icgeb.res.in Mobile No: 8077645260