The Bioprocess Innovation Center is the new office and research headquarters for FUJIFILM Diosynth Technologies in Research Triangle Park. The three-story facility combines research laboratories and administration into one building and fosters a strong sense of community, despite the isolated suburban setting. The project re-conceptualizes the role of a research laboratory building as a “home for a team of scientists.” The company’s research capabilities are showcased as visitors see the lab spaces as they approach the building.
The facility was designed to foster interaction among scientists while providing a strong visual connection to the heavily wooded site. Spaces are arranged in “bars,” where labs and open offices are two distinct bars connected by a common corridor. This concept repeats on all floors, with the lab bar as the front façade and the office bar facing forested views. An active entrance lobby encourages collaboration through shared multilevel meeting spaces.
As a leading cGMP Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), FUJIFILM Diosynth supports partners in the biopharmaceutical industry with the development and production of their therapeutic candidates. Since the science is constantly changing, efficiency and adaptability are essential for the lab spaces in this facility.
Modular labs are designed with plug-and-play lab casework, allowing for the flexibility to reconfigure labs for each product’s development. With more than 800 pieces of equipment, the labs range in function from fermentation and cell culture, to purification, analytical development, and stability.