Tradeline’s 31st annual animal research facilities conference details best-in-class planning, design, construction, and operational strategies for animal research space.

The new planning initiatives for animal research facilities are being driven by these seven research and performance requirements:

  1. Better utilization of existing space
  2. Expanded capacity to accommodate new and current research programs
  3. New space for emerging and highly specialized research models
  4. Increased facility flexibility and program adaptability
  5. More robust protocols for compliance and research quality
  6. Improved room and microenvironmental data collection
  7. Modernized mechanical and control systems for sustainability, cost reduction, and reliability

Attend this conference to get the latest project details, technologies, metrics, and outcomes for new and successful initiatives involving:

  • Highly specialized lab types
  • New space utilization and allocation metrics and benchmarks
  • Lean/efficient process workflow and logistics
  • Increased capacity within existing footprint
  • 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
  • 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
  • Low cost flexibility features and equipment
  • Strategies for ease of maintenance
  • 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 September 29th!
The Fundamentals of Planning and Design of Animal Research Facilities

PLUS! Tour these outstanding facilities:
(CLOSED-TOUR IS FULL) The LEAN vivarium at Masschusetts General Hospital
(CLOSED-TOUR IS FULL) The new vivarium at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI)

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 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.