2016 Conferences - Consolidating Small, Inefficient Facilities at Tradeline

Diane Hamlin on Consolidating Small, Inefficient Facilities

Consolidation and Automation: Keys to improved vivarium space utilization and higher operational efficiency

Monday, October 17, 2016 – 11:10am – 12:05pm MST
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 –  11:45am – 12:40pm MST
Facility Strategies for Animal Research and Biocontainment 2016 – Scottsdale, Arizona

Phil Richter, Director, UCSD Animal Care Program
Diane Hamlin, Project Manager, HDR

The new LEED Gold Centralized Research Services Facility (CRSF) at UC San Diego reflects the current best wisdom on how to improve vivarium space utilization, raise productivity, reduce maintenance and operating costs, and improve sustainability. Session leaders examine the operating benefits achieved by consolidating cagewash functions from 19 dispersed campus locations, and what process automation can deliver in terms of higher throughput, tighter quality control, and the ability to customize cage handling. They chart operational and financial benefits including savings on new research facilities, opportunities for new revenue streams, and improved tracking of supply and production statistics. Find out more here.

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