• Allentown Offers Webinar on Benefits of Biocontainment


    Allentown, an industry leader in research animal housing solutions, is offering a webinar on May 20, 2020.

  • Tecniplast Offers Webinar on DVC® System for Home Cage Monitoring in Mouse Vivaria


    Tecniplast is offering a webinar on the use of the DVC® System to optimize animal modelling in mouse vivaria.

  • CSIRO Plans Geelong Biocontainment Lab Upgrade to Support Vaccine Development


    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


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

  • Vivarium Embarks on Lean Journey


    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


    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


    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


    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.”

  • 10 Critical Vivarium Design Considerations


    The growing complexity of research has heightened vivarium design requirements, making it imperative that facility operators and users work closely with the architect and engineers in the early planning stages of construction and renovation projects. Resolving these 10 recurring issues up front can help avoid problems down the road.

  • Oklahoma State University Constructs Animal and Agricultural Science Facilities


    Oklahoma State University is planning to break ground in spring of 2021 on a $100 million facility for the College of Agriculture in Stillwater.