Roche Molecular PCR Manufacturing Center

Roche Molecular PCR Manufacturing Center

Roche Molecular Systems, a division of Hoffmann-La Roche, draws on more than 130 US patents specific to Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology at this New Jersey facility. Currently the largest PCR manufacturing site in the world, this $155 million center was built to produce industry-leading products based on Nobel-prize winning technology.

At this facility, Roche manufactures more than 300 different PCR kits for the research, diagnostic and blood screening markets. These kits can diagnose infectious agents – such as HIV, hepatitis and West Nile Virus – at an earlier stage by detection of minute quantities of their genetic material. Roche’s technology also allows the close monitoring and analyzing of disease progression and their responses to pharmaceutical drugs.

Binsky & Snyder’s main role in the construction of this 285,000 sq ft facility was in the fabrication and installation of the central utility plant, HVAC systems and mechanical piping. Extensive lengths of clean steam vacuum and inert gas pipes were also required for this project to support the high-purity process systems.

Each of the Class 1000 cleanrooms, production testing laboratories and service areas have extensive mechanical work within that was completed by Binsky.

Mechanical Highlights:

  • Over 80,000 ft of HVAC piping
  • 23,000 ft of high-purity process piping
  • 4,800 orbital joints
  • 17 air handler units
  • Multiple HVAC chillers and two low-temperature process chillers
  • Installation of an energy-efficient central utility plant extensive

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