Animal Research Facilities

Boston, MA

September 26-27 2022

Monday | September 26, 2022 | 11:10am-12:05pm         Tuesday | September 27, 2022 | 10:35am-11:30am

Top ten renovation lessons learned to minimize maintenance disruptions & maintain continuous operations

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), a world leader in mammalian genetics research, maintains superior standards for facility design, construction, and maintenance, utilizing a rigorous process to ensure uninterrupted facility operations. Based on experience renovating and operating multiple mouse production complexes, JAX has identified the most critical design and construction details that enable reliable facility performance.

Session leaders deliver the top ten (10) lessons learned during the construction of Jackson Laboratory’s recent conversion of an old Lowes warehouse to the world’s most advanced, automated animal production facility in Ellsworth, Maine. With careful coordination between JAX, the designer, and construction team, maintenance activity was minimized, eliminating operational disruptions to provide unparalleled systems reliability.


Rohit Saxena

Science & Technology Sector Co-Leader