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 capacity expansions, and equipment and technology investments:  

  1. Increase utilization of existing space
  2. Increase facility flexibility and adaptability
  3. Increase housing capacity for new and current research programs
  4. Improve capital project planning, management, and cost: Renovation and new construction  
  5. Renovate space for compliance, capacity, and research quality
  6. Upgrade mechanical systems for reliability, maintainability, and cost reduction
  7. Implement high-efficiency integrated building control systems
  8. Improving cage and room monitoring and accurate data collection

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 utilization metrics and benchmarks
  • Improved capital project planning and management strategies
  • Up-to-date capital project cost models for renovation and new construction
  • ROI decision-making for capital improvement expenditures
  • Lean/efficient process workflow and logistics
  • Increased capacity within existing footprint
  • Low cost flexibility features and equipment
  • Commissioning processes
  • Mitigation measures for noise, vibration, and animal stress in construction environments
  • Continuation of operations during renovation and construction
  • 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
  • New cost-effective automation options to reduce labor/injuries
  • Improved environmental control for vibration, acoustics, temperature, humidity
  • Strategies for ease of maintenance
  • 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

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

PLUS! Tour these outstanding local research facilities!
Moffitt Cancer Center Vivarium
The Cell Therapies Core (CTC) at Moffitt Cancer Center
The Small Animal Imaging Laboratory (SAIL) at Moffitt Cancer Center

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 Marketing@TradelineInc.com or call (925) 254-1744 x 119.

Who Should Attend?

This conference is 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.