Avigen cGMP Manufacturing and Research Facility

Alameda, California

Avigen is a developmental stage biopharmaceutical company focusing on identifying and developing products to treat patients with neurological and other disorders.

Howell Electric was selected to provide pre-construction services, electrical engineering, electrical construction, and cGMP commissioning for Avigen’s 60,000 sf expansion.

This facility features: 30,000 sf of research laboratories, 20,000 sf cGMP validated manufacturing facilities, 8,000 sf Class 10,000 and higher clean rooms, fermentation suites, purification labs, aseptic fill suites, final product suites, cell culture laboratories, glass wash areas, support areas, and 2-6,000 sf vivarium spaces.

The MEP systems consisted of new 2,000 Amp 480 Volt electrical service, 300 KW emergency generator, pharmaceutical grade stainless steel light fixtures throughout the manufacturing areas, 200 Ton air cooled chiller, 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 cGMP requirements.

Project Details

  • Architect
    Dowler Gruman
  • Construction Manager
    Sim/Tech
  • Engineer
    Howell Electric
  • Construction
    $11,900,000.00
  • Electrical
    $1,155,507.00


Special Features

  • cGMP Validated Facility
  • Class 10,000 Manufacturing Clean Rooms
  • New 2,000 Amp Electrical Service Upgraded in an Operational Building Over a Single Weekend

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