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Sanquin Stem Cell Lab

Amsterdam – One of the most advanced laboratories for stem cell development in the Netherlands.

A complex puzzle

At the end of 2011, Sanquin blood supply was able to add a stem cell laboratory to the many facilities they already had at home.

After a period of close collaboration between the client, the designing parties and the implementing parties, we succeeded in realizing a fully functioning cleanroom lab environment (GMP class B and C).
This resulted in one of the most advanced laboratories for stem cell development in the Netherlands. The spaces are used for growing stem cells for the development of life-saving cellular tissue.

The challenge was mainly made in the location by restructuring and reusing the original warehouse of the main building. Due to the limited space and the existing construction, it was a complicated puzzle. Ultimately, we succeeded in resolving this by positioning the entire installation facility above the cleanrooms, so that daylight and views could also be added as a profound quality of this new facility on the Sanquin site.

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