This collaborative cluster of six lab suites (first phase) brings a first-class lab incubator facility to the North Shore. Resident firms will benefit from brand-new construction, turn-key facilities, and a supportive, innovative environment. The Dunham Ridge campus is already home to established international biotech and meditech firms such as New England Biolabs' research division and Microline Surgical, as well as precision manufacturer Harmonic Drive and specialty flavorings company Prova.
Each suite features turnkey lab space with benchwork, plumbing, electrical feeds, and exhaust and make-up air HVAC. The optimized design includes a lab support area ideal for shipping/receiving, equipment, and supplies. A separate small lab can be used as an analytical lab, tissue culture room, or other specialized area. The large, open main lab offers fixed benchwork along side walls with a flexible center open area for islands or movable carts.
Steel lab benches feature resin countertops and adjustable reagent shelves. Epoxy painted walls, vinyl composition tile floors, and vinyl-faced ceiling tiles provide a readily cleaned environment suitable for biosafety level 1 or 2 facilities. Each lab includes a 5' or 6' wide chemical fume hood with solvent and acid storage. Ceiling connections are provided for supplemental ventilation and electrical feeds. Lab sinks and emergency shower/eyewash stations are included in each suite.
Glass-fronted office areas are located along the shared corridor, encouraging a collaborative work environment. Interior windows connect lab and office areas while continuous exterior windows offer expansive views of the campus and adjacent conservation land. A shared conference facility on the ground floor, collocated with Red Thread, provides an ideal meeting environment for larger gatherings. And a covered central loading dock and service elevator ensure quick access for equipment or consumable deliveries.
Cummings Properties' in-house Design and Construction teams can offer further suite modifications to meet specific client needs.