Animal Research

  • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Tops Out Research Facility


    M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has topped out its new $221.9-million George and Cynthia Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building. Slated for completion and initial occupancy in November, the 18-story, 500,000-sf facility is expected to be fully operational in June 2004.

  • California Department of Health Services Project Nears Completion


    The California Department of Health Services is nearing completion of its Richmond, Calif., complex.

  • PNNL Reduces Time and Costs of Preventive Maintenance


    Time and costs spent on reviewing paper reports and conducting preventive maintenance activities can be significantly reduced by using docked and wireless handheld Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), according to a pilot test run by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Wash.

  • USDA Official Points to Science as Key Design Factor


    "During the last few decades there have been dramatic advancements made in the technology used to contain microbes in laboratory settings," says Michael Kiley, Ph.D., Research Program Safety Officer with the Agriculture Research Services of the United States Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, Md.

  • USDA Modernizes Ames Research Facility


    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK) of St.

  • Planning Tools for 21st Century Labs


    Rapid changes in science and business have created unprecedented new challenges for the designers of modern research facilities. Emerging technologies such as proteomics, combinational chemistry, and nanotechnology demand new approaches to lab design. The drive for globalization further complicates decision making for organizations seeking to expand or develop new operations. To address these issues, facility planners are creating a whole new generation of analytical tools that allow them to make critical decisions objectively.

  • Biosquare Development Under Construction in Boston


    Biosquare, a $650-million biotech development, is under construction in Boston. Boston University and Boston University Medical Center are the developers of the project, which is being built in two phases.

  • SmithKline Beecham Uses CFD to Design Vivarium Air Flow Scheme


    A unique air capture and control system, designed with the help of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis, is keeping the environment clean and comfortable for animals, researchers, and technicians in the new vivarium at SmithKline Beecham's New Frontiers Science Park, in Harlow, U.K.