Animal Research

  • Price Industries' Air Filtration Systems Mitigate Airborne SARS-CoV-2

    4-27-2020

    Price Industries is significantly increasing production of its air filtration systems in response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

  • International WELL Building Institute Assembles SARS-CoV-2 Task Force

    4-26-2020

    The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has assembled a task force to address the role of the built environment in reducing the impact of SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory infections.

  • CSIRO Plans Geelong Biocontainment Lab Upgrade to Support Vaccine Development

    4-16-2020

    The Australian government has awarded AUD$220 million in federal funding to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) for upgrades to its biocontainment research facilities in Geelong.

  • VACUUBRAND Offers Continuing Education Courses Approved by AIA & GBCI

    4-15-2020

    VACUUBRAND is offering continuing education courses approved by the American Institute of Architects and Green Business Certification Inc.

  • Federal Stimulus Bill Allocates $2.2 Trillion for Coronavirus Research and Relief

    4-15-2020

    Federal financial measures have been approved in the past few weeks to shore up the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, with direct monetary assistance and business loans totaling $5.5 trillion, and more support and flexibility for research universities and government contractors. The federal stimulus package—the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act—is intended to pump $2.2 trillion dollars into the economy, primarily in the healthcare and research sectors, and to provide emergency relief to institutions, businesses, and workers whose livelihoods have been impacted by the pandemic. The specifics of how it will be implemented are still evolving, and it is likely that additional stimulus bills will be considered in the coming months, including investments in infrastructure for the nation’s research enterprise.

  • Iowa State University Plans Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

    4-13-2020

    Iowa State University is planning to build a new Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) in Ames.

  • Vivarium Embarks on Lean Journey

    4-1-2020

    Roughly a year and a half into a major Lean initiative, the vivarium at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has reduced its operating budget by at least 25 percent, cut overtime by more than 60 percent, and closed a 15,000-sf satellite, moving all employees into the original facility. Still a work in progress, the streamlining effort is applying a blend of Lean concepts and holistic, out-of-the-box thinking, with careful attention to both the hard and soft side of operations. Among the efficiencies instituted are a revamped cagewash schedule, staff trained in basic colony management, and the redesign of animal holding rooms so that PIs and husbandry personnel can comfortably work in the same space simultaneously.

  • Georgia State University Plans Global Infectious Diseases Research Facility

    4-1-2020

    Georgia State University is planning to construct an $84 million research building in Atlanta for the study of global infectious diseases.

  • The Ohio State University Plans Interdisciplinary Research Facility

    3-11-2020

    The Ohio State University will begin construction in summer of 2020 on the $237.5 million Interdisciplinary Research Facility in Columbus.

  • Neuroscience Research Facilities Blend Individual Research Hubs and Novel Interdisciplinary Spaces

    3-4-2020

    Research into the causes of and potential treatments for neurodegenerative diseases has always been inherently multidisciplinary, combining basic sciences with numerous medical specialties. At the same time, neuroscience research requires a variety of targeted specialized spaces. Facilities that support that research, therefore, must be designed to accommodate both the interdisciplinary and the specialized. “As we approach these projects, we need to have a completely open mindset and expect the unexpected,” says Alex Munoz, SmithGroup princpal and senior lab planner. “The facilities must be designed with flexible standards that are both highly specialized for current research and capable of being relevant in the future.”