Facility Strategies for Animal Research and Biocontainment 2018 - Overview

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These major directives for animal research and biocontainment facilities are currently driving a new wave of space and system upgrades, facility expansions, and equipment and technology investments:  

  1. Fix outdated space for compliance, safety, and research quality
  2. Increase competitiveness for new grant funding for cancer, neurosciences, precision medicine, and infectious disease research
  3. Introduce digital technologies for cage and room monitoring and data collection
  4. Increase flexibility and adaptability to accommodate new programs
  5. Improve space utilization to increase research capacity with existing assets
  6. Implement high-efficiency integrated building control systems
  7. Upgrade mechanical systems for reliability, maintainability, and cost reduction

At this conference, you’ll hear from industry leaders on the technologies, project details, metrics, costs, and outcomes for new and successful initiatives involving:

  • Renovation strategies that are low cost and high ROI
  • New space metrics and benchmarks
  • Low cost flexibility features and equipment
  • Mitigation measures for noise, vibration, and animal stress in construction environments
  • Equipment, components, and systems for regulatory and certification compliance
  • Digitization of cages, racks, equipment, and space
  • Software, systems, and sensors for data collection and monitoring
  • Isolation strategies for germ-free/gnotobiotic/SPF rodents
  • ROI decision-making for capital improvement expenditures
  • New cost-effective automation options to reduce labor/injuries
  • Improved environmental control for vibration, acoustics, temperature, humidity
  • High priority features and technology for researcher recruitment
  • More efficient caging, IVC, and rack solutions
  • Wall and flooring materials
  • Specialized lab types (aquatics, reptiles, arthropods, etc.)
  • Equipment and policies for reduced air changes
  • Improved decontamination, sterilization, and waste handling processes and technology
  • Reduced operations cost
  • Commissioning processes

PLUS! Attend this special pre-conference course on November 4th!
The Fundamentals of Planning and Design of Animal Research and Biocontainment Facilities

Attend this conference with your research program leaders and your project, design, engineering, and operations team to get your key decision-makers in sync with the new, efficient facility models, features, and technologies now being implemented to create more efficient, compliant, and financially sustainable research platforms.

If you would like to participate as a sponsor or exhibit, or would like updates on the conference as they become available please email [email protected] or call (925) 254-1744 x 119.
 

Who Should Attend?

This conference open to all with interest in the planning, design, construction, and operation of animal research and biocontainment facilities. This includes research veterinarians, facility planners, capital project teams, project managers, engineering managers, architects, space planners, research compliance directors, animal and BSL facility operations managers, vivarium and BSL managers, animal resource managers, and biosafety officers.