Offering support and guidance to emerging biotechnology companies commercializing technologies primarily derived from New Orleans-based universities, the New Orleans BioInnovation Center provides tenants with wet laboratories, office space, and meeting and conference spaces; and caters to a wide variety of companies, ranging from pre-startups and start-ups to maturing and expanding businesses. Laboratory spaces range from bench space for individual efforts to full laboratory suites. Each laboratory is environmentally isolated with fume hoods, emergency backup systems, administrative space, dedicated phone and data lines, and access to shared equipment. Construction documents were also provided for an 11,000 square foot FDA compliant clinical manufacturing facility, including ISO 6, 7 and 8 cleanrooms. Sustainable features include utility monitoring systems, demand controlled ventilation, variable volume laboratory airflow controls, daylighting, lighting controls, bilevel lighting, and high efficiency transformers.
Intelligent building systems deployment includes an integrated building management system normalizing data from building automation, facility metering and lighting control systems. Deployment also consists of automated analytics, fault detection, and diagnostics platform.
The New Orleans BioInnovation Center received a 2013 American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
NOBIC was also selected as one of the 2015 COTE Top Ten Green Projects by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE).