Cell Manipulation Core Facility

Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

The Cell Manipulation Core Facility (CMCF) at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute is used for the development of new cell-based therapies for patients involved in clinical research protocols and for research designed to evaluate the safety of these new treatments.  Dana Farber is currently undergoing a transformation to consolidate the CMCF from 8 floors spanning across two buildings to levels 11 and 12 and to replace the building’s HVAC system.

TG Gallagher will operate in a design-assist role in order to replace the building’s HVAC system and upgrade the plumbing.  In order to stay ahead of schedule, TG Gallagher will prefabricate the AHU piping, VAVs, FCUs, lab valves, blower coils, bathroom groups, manifold assemblies, and RODI piping at our prefabrication facility. TG Gallagher must adhere to specific standards in order to create a cleanroom environment with reduced contamination and pollutants and controlled temperature, humidity, and pressure.  In order to meet the standards for this project’s FDA validation, TG Gallagher brought in a third party to help our team ensure what procedures would be required and what the best methods moving forward will be.  TG Gallagher will implement a sequenced installation process to remove systems and make room for new equipment while making sure areas within the hospital stay active. 



Architect: Payette
Engineer: AKF
General Contractor: Skanska

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