Step inside our groundbreaking 75,000 Sq.ft R&D facility built for our esteemed CRO partner!

We are proud to present a detailed look into our latest project at Kewaunee – the design and construction of a state-of-the-art 75,000 sq.ft Research and Development (R&D) facility for a leading Contract Research Organization (CRO) partner. This facility exemplifies our expertise in creating environments where chemistry meets innovation and biology thrives in cutting-edge laboratories.

Chemistry Labs: Pioneering Innovation

Our client’s facility is equipped with a series of specialized chemistry labs, each tailored to advance various aspects of chemical research and development.

Medicinal Chemistry

The Medicinal Chemistry lab is designed to facilitate the discovery and development of new therapeutic agents. This lab supports the synthesis and optimization of biologically active compounds, driving the creation of innovative treatments.

Synthetic Chemistry

In the Synthetic Chemistry lab, experts utilize advanced chemical synthesis techniques to create complex molecules. This lab is essential for generating the compounds that serve as the foundation for new drugs.

Specialty Chemistry

The Specialty Chemistry lab focuses on unique areas of chemical research, including the development of novel materials and specialized chemical processes. This lab addresses specific research challenges and extends the boundaries of traditional chemistry.

Analytical Chemistry

The Analytical Chemistry lab is outfitted with sophisticated instruments and methodologies to analyze and characterize chemical compounds. This ensures the highest standards of quality and consistency in research outputs, supporting precise and accurate results.

Biology Labs: Nurturing Life Sciences

Complementing the chemistry labs, the biology labs in our client’s facility are designed to support a wide range of biological research activities, fostering an environment where life sciences can flourish.

Reagent Generation

In the Reagent Generation lab, essential biological reagents such as antibodies, proteins, and nucleic acids are produced. These reagents are crucial for various experimental procedures and diagnostic applications, ensuring the availability of high-quality materials for research.

In Vitro Pharmacology

The In Vitro Pharmacology lab is dedicated to studying the effects of drug candidates on cellular models. This lab plays a critical role in early-stage drug discovery, helping to identify promising compounds for further development.

DMPK (Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics)

The DMPK lab focuses on understanding the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) of drugs. This knowledge is vital for optimizing the pharmacological properties of drug candidates and ensuring their safety and efficacy.

In Vivo Pharmacology

In the In Vivo Pharmacology lab, preclinical studies are conducted to evaluate the therapeutic potential of new drugs in animal models. These studies provide essential data on the efficacy and safety of drug candidates before they proceed to clinical trials.


The Toxicology lab is dedicated to assessing the potential adverse effects of new compounds. Rigorous toxicological testing ensures that only the safest and most effective drugs advance to the next stages of development, prioritizing safety in drug development.

Conclusion: A Journey of Discovery and Innovation

The 75,000 sq.ft R&D facility designed and built by Kewaunee for our leading CRO partner represents the pinnacle of scientific research and development, where cutting-edge technology and expert knowledge converge to drive innovation in chemistry and biology. We are proud to support our client in their quest to discover and develop the next generation of therapeutic solutions.

Through our commitment to excellence in lab design and construction, we continue to push the boundaries of science and facilitate groundbreaking discoveries that have the potential to transform lives. Stay tuned for more updates on our journey of discovery and innovation.

Kewaunee, the global leader in total laboratory solutions, empowers organisations to achieve competitive advantage through safe, efficient, and contemporary laboratories. In existence since 1906, Kewaunee powers the laboratories for over 5,000 customers in more than 100 countries.

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