Corporate Profile: Scientific Campuses
Founded with a single facility in 1977, LAMPIRE Biological Laboratories now consists of four high-tech facilities throughout Pennsylvania, each dedicated to a unique discipline of biotechnology, and has expanded to the West Coast. The following pages illustrate merely a small portion of the expertise and capabilites housed at LAMPIRE.
Corporate Headquarters and Animal Facility: Ottsville, PA is home to LAMPIRE's corporate headquarters and a 40-acre, small- and large-animal facility that features environmentally-controlled animal suites, processing laboratories, and donor herd housing.
400-Acre Small and Large Animal Facility: Located in Everett, PA, this site houses a wide variety of domestic farm animals used for custom antisera, donor sera, and red cell production programs. Featured at this site is LAMPIRE's new, state-of-the-art, small-animal vivarium. The 11,000 sq. ft. facility features wall-to-wall epoxy-quartz flooring, 24-hour monitoring of temperature and humidity, separate air handling systems for animal quarters and cage washing areas, positive air pressure inside the facility to minimize the risk of contamination, and two back-up generators in the event of power failure. The facility houses 1,500 rabbits and complements LAMPIRE's original 40-acre antibody development site in Ottsville, PA.
Biotech Research and Resource Center: LAMPIRE's state-of-the-art Biotech Center is located in Pipersville, PA. This 18,000 sq. ft. facility features Class 10,000 clean room manufacturing and testing laboratories, cell banking services, plus tissue culture and purification laboratories, as well as environmentally-controlled suites for contract manufacturing. The High-Tech Vivarium offers Pharmacokinetic/Drug Metabolism Studies, Teratogenicity Studies (ZEC & rWEC), Monoclonal Antibody Development & Production and Octet RED« Antibody Characterization.
Processing Laboratory: Raw materials are processed at our facility in Coopersburg, PA, where protein purification, bulk filtration, and antibody processing are performed. It also utilizes a clean room for controlled procedures and services.
Everett Bio-Processing Center: A state-of-the-art 18,000 square foot laboratory facility. Our new facility offers immunochemistry service, specialty organ and tissue processing, processing of blood products, large freezer and refrigeration storage capability, and high tech communication.