Project Details
Owner — BioMed Reality Trust, Inc.
Architect — WHL Architects
Engineer — Green Engineers
Value — $1,735,000
Special Features
cGMP Validated Facility
Class 100 Manufacturing Cleanrooms
New 2,500 Amp Electrical Service
Project Summary

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, access, 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 cleanroom 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.

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