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Lab Design News has published the Novartis-Penn Center for Advanced Cellular Therapies in their weekly e-newsletter. Their profile highlights the unique design challenges of this cGMP facility atop of an 8-story medical center.

In order to comply with the FDA’s regulations for cGMP manufacturing environment, the design team utilized a modular clean room system to create a “box within a box” design approach. The modular clean room system allowed the design team the flexibility to mold and shape the clean room manufacturing environment into the boundaries of the high rise envelope.

Read the full Lab Design feature here. 

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