location

Cambridge, MA

client

Biogen

size

800SF

components

Cryo-Electron Microscope

project type

HS+T: Corporate

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BIOGEN CRYO-ELECTRON MICROSCOPE

Biogen is one of the first pharmaceutical companies to install a Cryo-Electron Microscope.

The 800SF new basement electron microscope suite is adjacent to an existing animal holding facility, includes a sample prep laboratory, liquid nitrogen storage room, and a control desk station. The new microscope room retrofitted and partially infilled an existing NMR pit and included a new raised access floor to accommodate a vibration platform.

Key elements include:

  • Aluminum EMI shielded microscope room
  • New wall mounted radiant panel cooling
  • Innovative structural solution to adapt former NMR pit for new scope
  • Collaboration and successful team coordination, including MEP, acoustical, and construction engineers
  • Extremely aggressive project schedule.