Intarcia Therapeutics cGMP Manufacturing Facility

Hayward, California

Intarcia Therapeutics is a maker of state-of-the-art drug delivery systems. The implantable DUROS product one day may revolutionize the treatment for type 2 diabetes, hepatitis C, and obesity. Intarcia currently has several products that have reached stage 2 and stage 3 clinical trials.

Howell Electric was selected to provide electrical construction, fire alarm systems, security alarm system, access control systems, CCTV systems, and cGMP commissioning for Intarcia’s new 60,000 sf cGMP manufacturing facility.

This facility features: 3,000 sf ISO 5 Class 100 clean room for manufacturing, 4,000 sf Class 1,000 isolator cleanroom,  2,000 sf glass wash area, 10,000 sf biotech research labs, 15,000 sf support areas, 20,000 sf Class A executive office space, and conference rooms.

MEP systems consisted of a new 2,500 Amp 480 Volt electrical service, 500 KW emergency generator, pharmaceutical grade stainless steel light fixtures throughout the manufacturing area, fully coordinated electrical systems, facilities for 15 large glove box isolators, 200 Ton central plant cooling system, central plant steam system with 6 steam generators, Getinge pure steam generator, Getinge pure steam equipment washers, pass through sterilizers, WFI pharmaceutical grade water system, HWFI pharmaceutical grade hot water system, SIP/CIP system, large capacity RO/DI, CDA, N2, & VAC systems, and air pressurization door interlock system.

Howell Electric fully commissioned this facility to the most stringent FDA aseptic cGMP requirements.

Project Details

  • Owner
    BioMed Reality Trust, Inc.
  • Architect
    WHL Architects
  • Construction Manager
    Ypex Technologies
  • Engineer
    Green Engineers
  • Construction
    $15,400,000.00
  • Electrical
    $1,735,000.00


Special Features

  • cGMP Validated Facility
  • Class 100 Manufacturing Clean Rooms
  • New 2,500 Amp Electrical Service

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