location

New York, NY

client

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer

size

800SF

components

Cyro Electron Microscope

project type

HS+T: Institutional

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MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER ELECTRON MICROSCOPY SUITE

The decommissioning and renovation of an existing conference room and storage closet within the existing laboratory research building accommodated a new Electron Microscope Laboratory for the Structural Biology Department. The new space, when fully commissioned, will support a Titan Krios G2 TEM System as manufactured by FEI. Given the strict tolerances required by an Electron Microscope, including but not limited to the sensitivity to room temperatures, heat dissipation, magnetic fields, acoustic and floor vibration, structural support, and room cleanliness, a full review of the building’s existing MEP and Structural infrastructure was performed. As a result, E4H provided the necessary MEP upgrades, including new radiant cooling panels, a dedicated UPS, and tie-ins with the existing building chilled water. Additionally, as the room is located above an active parking garage, extensive structural support was added to support the new EM and provide the vibration isolation necessary.

The project team worked closely with FEI and TMC, FEI’s preferred vibration isolation and EM canceling consultant, throughout the design and construction process in order to meet the EM requirements.