Eurofins Viracor, a leading infectious disease diagnostic testing laboratory, outgrew their existing operations and selected Ryan to construct a 110,000-SF headquarters facility in Lenexa, KS. The new headquarters, nearly twice the size of the company’s previous space, houses 450 employees from Eurofins Viracor, Eurofins Viracor BioPharma Services, as well as affiliate Transplant Genomics Inc. The state-of-the-art building not only makes it possible for the client to consolidate facilities, it maximizes their 24/7 workflow efficiencies and provides ample room for future growth.
The facility features a 45,000-SF diagnostic laboratory—nearly double the size of their previous lab. It supports the company’s full testing menu, novel method development and assay transfers. A busway system was installed to transport electrical and data, allowing for the quick reconfiguration of equipment and flexibility of space. Polished concrete was used on the floor, improving safety and sterilization. An anteroom provides a regulated airflow buffer zone between the controlled pressurized HPV space and the main lab. The laboratory also features an ultra-low temperature freezer system that uses automated technology to store, track and retrieve samples safely and efficiently— eliminating the process of storing and retrieving samples manually.
Eurofins Viracor provides testing around the clock in their facilities, so to accommodate their move across town to this new facility, Ryan coordinated and supported a phased move-in, which resulted in minimal downtime in their operations. To assist with the seamless transition, the Ryan team worked in close coordination with the City to allow the client to occupy the building while construction work was still ongoing in other areas of the building.