Indoor Biotechnologies Secures New Facility
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Indoor Biotechnologies will have a new space at 700 Harris Street in Charlottesville, VA with facilities that include advanced manufacturing capabilities for production of allergens and other biologics for the allergy diagnostics industry.
The new facilities will be housed in a 1940's building that was at one time a pencil factory and a GE manufacturing plant. SMBW Architects design will provide approximately 400 linear feet of laboratory installations, several informal meeting, gathering and conference spaces, as well as gallery space for art works and displays. A separate conference space with the latest AV and IT systems will accommodate meetings for up to 50 people.
Indoor Biotechnologies produces highly purified allergens that are incorporated into sophisticated molecular diagnostic tests. Indoor air quality, environmental testing, food allergen testing and contract research are also key areas that will expand as a result of this development. Analytical services will be streamlined and business growth is expected.
Indoor biotechnologies is already a provider on allergen testing services to the National Institutes of Health for asthma studies and is developing tests for food allergens as part of the European Union funded iFAAM study.
Another feature of the new space is that it will allow the company to provide training courses/workshops and to accommodate students, interns, visiting scientists and company clients, helping to engage students in STEM fields.