Specialist research laboratory doors for a world renowned facility

VP of US Operations, Michael O’Rourke Comment: “We are extremely proud to have been part of this project and to support research at this facility.  From the outset, the project teams focus was solely on supporting researchers and giving them the best possible facility to carry out their life saving and life changing studies. Research undertaken at St Jude in Memphis saves children’s lives around the world. To play a small part in supporting such a facility fills all at Dortek with great pride.”

Facility Note:

“The Advanced Research Center will play a substantial role in new scientific discoveries as the new home to several shared resources, including a biorepository, advanced microscopy and gene editing. There, top scientists from around the world will have leading-edge resources and opportunities to pursue breakthroughs in a space that fosters teamwork and generates new ideas.”

LSP Note: LSP are the leading supplier of clean construction materials for laboratory facilities in the US. Dortek and LSP have worked in partnership since 2016 and continue to support the biomedical research industry.

Genzyme

Brief

Having worked in Sanofi facilities around the world, Dortek were trusted to provide door solutions for an expansion at its facility in Framingham. The facility required a hygienic door solution that can easily integrate in cleanroom panel systems.

Solution

Dortek are supplying swing doors into a cleanroom panelling system. Working with the project architects, our technical sales team helped to develop the specification for this project. Biotech cleanrooms require the highest level of hygiene, Dortek’s seamless, void free GRP doors are ideally suited to this facility and industry.

CHU Hospital

Brief

The university hospital required hygienic door systems for clinical areas across its new facility. The new building which is twice the size of the current area includes 13 operating theatres, 68 intensive care beds, 98 hospital beds for cardiology, neurology, emergency surgery and a helipad.

Solution

Dortek supplied and installed specialist hygienic FRP hinged and sliding doors and double action fire doors. Dortek’s FRP hospital doors have a timber free, seamless gelcoat surface which prevents them from harbouring bacteria and makes them easy to clean for flawless hygiene and infection control. This project was completed by our partner Erpor’t.

Dana Farber

Brief

Dana Farber required auto hermetic sliding doors for Bio Decontamination area at their Boston research site. The doors needed to have Integration with their TOMI Environmental Solutions SteraMist Environment System.

Solution

Dortek installed 4 hermetically sealing sliding doors to the facilities Bio Decontamination area. These doors are ideal for areas that are using vaporized cleaning agents as part of their protocol. The project had a very short schedule which required all stakeholders to work together in order to meet the deadline.

The Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing

Brief

The Jefferson Institute required hygienic door solutions and automation systems to be installed throughout the facility.

Solution

The institute is designed to simulate a GMP manufacturing plant where biologics are made so it was crucial the doors met GMP standards. Dortek supplied FRP doors in Stainless Steel frames, cleanroom windows and pass-through hatches. Dortek fibreglass doors are ultra-clean, non-porous and do not harbour bacteria, making them ideal for biopharmaceutical facilities.

Northwestern University – Research Lab

Brief

From the outset, Dortek worked alongside the project team to identify key areas that would require specialist molded fiberglass doors. This collaboration allowed the team to use specific design details that Dortek have developed over its time working in world class medical research facilities. Some of these details included: Extended frame backstop – this protects the back edge of a door from heavy rolling loads when opened at 90 degree angle. Dortek’s integral blind system – Inta Vista. This blind incorporates both the blackout function and red tint film needed in behavioral research areas.

These details, along with university specific hardware and design considerations were incorporated into a strong project specification. Dortek worked with Power Construction to coordinate submittals, delivery scheduling, installation and commissioning through a seamless process.

Solution

Dortek supplied 147 Molded FRP door sets along with 5 glass sliding doors for this project. FRP fire doors were required in some circumstances, Dortek’s UL 10C rated fire doors allowed the designers to keep aesthetic consistency throughout each area using rated and non rated doors. Stainless Steel frames were utilized on this project as this facility type is known to have heavy racks and carts moving along corridors at regular intervals. The use of stainless frames offers more design flexibility durability over extended periods of time.

Pfizer, Sanford

Brief

Pfizer required hygienic doors for a new pharmaceutical laboratory as part of an expansion at their Sanford site.

Solution

Dortek supplied 55 FRP doors across laboratory areas, testing rooms, corridors and exit escapes. Our doors were fitted with specialist plant on frames to suit cleanroom wall panels and with American hardware to match existing doors within the facility. Doors in testing rooms were also supplied with interlocking systems for access control. Dortek doors were specified due to their longevity and ultra-clean, non-porous finish.

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