The Bulk Sample Preparation Lab’s design evolved from a unique collaboration between two multi-disciplinary teams coordinated and directed by CP&A, including scientists, architects, engineers and highly qualified contractors.  The new facility was designed to process potentially cancer-causing substances within the National Toxicology Program Standards, the Environmental Protection Agency Standards and the Department of Transportation of Hazardous Materials Handling Guidelines.

The most important design concept is that of the overall “barrier”, which must prevent classified or toxic materials from migrating through the “barrier” to the outside.  Glass, stainless steel and Teflon are the exclusive materials used in the lab construction to facilitate clean-up and minimize contamination potential.

All operations within the overall “barrier” are overseen from a control room where all the systems and activities within the “barrier” can be closely monitored.  It is a one-of-a-kind, highly specialized facility which pioneered new concepts in safety and program requirements for advanced toxicology research.