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Nanotherapeutics ADM Center

Nanotherapeutics, a privately-held emerging biopharmaceutical company with both proprietary platform technologies and a diversified pipeline of products, was interested in building a center that would provide reliable, cost-effective dedicated capability to the Department of Defense for developing innovative Medical Countermeasure (MCM) products against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats.

Nanotherapeutics has expertise in pre-clinical and clinical development, formulation optimization, and current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) of biopharmaceutical products and medical devices. Many of its products have multiple uses with potential in the areas of infectious diseases, central nervous system, oncology, vaccines, and bio-defense.

RS&H was selected to design the Advanced Development and Manufacturing (ADM) Center. As part of a design-build team and prime architect, RS&H developed the facility master plan and leads the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and civil engineering subconsultants, while providing in-house architectural, laboratory programming, planning and design, landscape architecture, and structural engineering consulting services.

The facility will provide research and QC laboratories, bio-containment laboratories and production areas, a pilot plant, a warehouse, administration offices, and a conference center. Each area was designed for future individual expansion, if desired.

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Vistakon HQ & Manufacturing Facilities

RS&H has enjoyed a successful relationship since 1997 with Vistakon, a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of contact lenses. RS&H serves as Vistakon’s prime architect-engineering consultant for all facilities planning projects at the headquarters facility.

Projects have included campus master planning, strategic programming, new construction (additions), and interior renovations. Constructed projects include renovations for distribution, warehouse, manufacturing areas, production areas, research and development laboratories, clean room facilities, chemical laboratories, quality assurance/quality control laboratories, pharmaceuticals, sales and marketing offices, process excellence offices, human resources offices, information management, training clinics, training auditoriums, health and wellness facilities, an employee corporate recreation park, executive offices, and executive an boardroom.

Related Services: Architecture | Interior Design | Engineering | Landscape Architecture

Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Distribution Center

RS&H provided architectural and engineering design for Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals new distribution center. The project consists of a 224,000-square-foot conditioned warehouse and a 20,000-square-foot office building adjacent to the warehouse. A 60,000-square-foot warehouse expansion and a 10,000-square-foot office expansion can be accommodated on the site.

The building’s shell construction consists of concrete tilt-up wall panels and a modified bitumen roof over metal deck and bar joists. A 50-foot by 40-foot bay spacing with a minimum clear height of 30 feet is provided throughout the warehouse. A 1,700-square-foot DEA approved vault is provided within the warehouse with provisions for a future cooler adjacent to the vault. The warehouse space is conditioned to 75 degrees by twenty, 20-ton roof top units. A 60-ton Trane Intellipak unit with full VAV control is provided for the office. The facility has nine dock high doors with provisions for ten future doors.

Site work included site layout, grading, paving, site utilities, storm water management, and landscaping for 16 acres of a 21-acre site. A 2.7-acre detention pond is designed to service the entire 21-acre site.

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LifeLink Tissue Bank & Processing Center

LifeLink is a non-profit community service organization dedicated to the recovery and transplantation of an increasing number of high-quality organs and tissues for transplant therapy. The LifeLink Foundation works sensitively, diligently, and compassionately with donor families to facilitate the donation of desperately needed organs and tissues for waiting patients.

As the first phase of a 130,000-square-foot campus Master Plan, the LifeLink Tissue Bank and Processing Center houses complete laboratories, clean rooms, and cryogenic storage for harvesting, processing, and banking human tissue (allografts) for surgical implantation. The allografts are utilized in almost all surgical disciplines, including orthopedic, neurology, gynecology, cardiac surgery, burn care, and many others.

The facility contains six GTP clean room processing modules (Class 1,000, ISO 6) for the cleaning and processing of allografts, pre-process and post-process corridor protocols (Class 100,000, ISO 8), sterilization suites, Allowash® and demineralization suites (Call 1,000, ISO 6), microbiology laboratories, QA/QC functions, hospital services autopsy suites, and cryogenic storage areas.

RS&H designed the facility to allow efficient process flows and adhere to FDA and AATB standards. The process areas are supported by a mechanical interstitial space above for ease of maintenance. Without compromising the clean rooms below, this interstitial space further strengthens the concept for expandability and adaptability in the future. 

RS&H developed the project in BIM Revit software.

Related Services: Architecture | Laboratory Planning & Design

RTI Surgical Logistics & Technology Facility

RTI Surgical™ is a leading global surgical implant company providing surgeons with safe biologic, metal, and synthetic implants. Committed to delivering a higher standard, RTI’s implants are used in sports medicine, general surgery, spine, orthopedic, trauma, and cardiothoracic procedures and are distributed in nearly 50 countries. RTI is headquartered in Alachua, Florida, and has four manufacturing facilities throughout the US and Europe. RTI is accredited in the US by the American Association of Tissue Banks and is a member of Advamed.

This new facility enhances their current campus by following the process for research and development, tissue processing, and warehousing. By carefully isolating sensitive processing functions and zoning work groups, the RS&H design team was able to provide a work efficient layout while eliminating cross contamination risks.

The design team developed a cGMP processing area that supports ISO Class 8 pre- and post-process work areas and ISO Class 7 process and vialing suites. Strict attention to detail allows for the integration of accessible mechanical building support systems apart from clean finish areas in a sustainable coherent design.

The cGMP area includes lockers and gown in and out garb areas, tissue prep and transfer stations, process modules and ante rooms to control pressurization, pass-through windows and transfer stations, product QC, control rate, and liquid nitrogen freezer areas.

The R&D laboratories include tissue and cell culture laboratories, histology and cell biology, chemistry lab, and test labs. Technical services labs include debride suites, process areas, machine shop, and freezer and refrigerator storage areas. Warehouse area includes bulk goods storage, Incoming Donor Tissue (IDT) process and storage areas, and quarantine areas. This project was a design-build delivery.

Architectural and Structural documents were completed in BIM REVIT software.

Medtronic, Inc.

The project consists of a new, three-story 61,000-square-foot surgical technologies facility, which includes office space and a customer visit center consisting of training spaces, surgical suites, and a 200-seat auditorium.

Medtronic is a global medical device and technologies company that designs and manufactures products and develops surgical technologies surrounding six major areas, including Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management, Spinal and Biologics, CardioVascular, Neuromodulation, Diabetes, and Surgical Technologies. The design work was done in collaboration with Architectural Alliance.