The surge in facility renewal and new planning initiatives for animal research and biocontainment facilities (renovations, technology investments, equipment upgrades, and capacity expansion) is being driven by these eight research and operational performance requirements:

  1. Improved room and microenvironmental data collection
  2. New space for emerging and highly specialized research models
  3. LEAN process workflows and logistics
  4. More robust protocols for compliance and research quality
  5. Increased facility flexibility and program adaptability
  6. Better utilization of existing space
  7. Modernized HVAC and control systems for airflow control and monitoring
  8. Expanded capacity to accommodate new and current research programs

Attend this conference to learn HOW these new demands are being met, with WHAT RESULTS and at WHAT COST. Specifically, you’ll get the latest technologies, project details, metrics, and outcomes for new and successful initiatives involving:

  • Renovation strategies that are low cost and high ROI
  • Digitization of cages, racks, equipment, and space
  • Software, systems, and sensors for data collection and monitoring
  • New space utilization and allocation metrics and benchmarks
  • Modularity for rapid response to demand, swing space, and construction
  • Mitigation measures for noise, vibration, and animal stress in construction environments
  • Equipment, systems, and protocols for regulatory and certification compliance
  • Improved environmental controls for lighting, acoustics, temperature, humidity
  • More efficient caging, IVC, and rack solutions
  • Highly specialized lab types 
  • Lean/efficient process workflow and logistics
  • Increased capacity within existing footprint
  • Low cost flexibility features and equipment
  • Strategies for ease of maintenance
  • New cost-effective automation options
  • Equipment and policies for reduced air changes and sustaining environmental quality
  • Improved capital project planning and management strategies
  • Up-to-date capital project cost models for renovation and new construction
  • Equipment, systems, and protocols for reduced operations cost and sustainability

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 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 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.