Panel March 8 – Early Stage Biotechs: How to meet the facility and safety challenges of rapid growth

March 8, 2018, 11:45 am – 1:30 pm

510 Kendall Street, Cambridge, MA

Free event! Lunch will be provided.


Open to members and non-members

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Time is critical and costly for biotechs particularly in the early stages of growth – from incubators, start-ups to emerging biotechs. The mission is to get up and running rapidly. From an environmental health and safety (EH&S) standpoint it is an enormous task to obtain all the necessary permits, licenses and establish the EH&S policies and plans required by federal, state and local regulations in order to even begin research operations. This challenge is made even more difficult because routinely a scientist, without compliance or safety expertise, is tasked with safety responsibilities. Additionally, questions may arise regarding whether the landlord or tenant is responsible for specific permits. And, in turn, who is liable?

During this panel discussion you’ll learn about:

  • Key considerations in finding the space that’s right for your planned operations.
  • EH&S issues to account for when signing a lease – from permit obligations to decommissioning.
  • Permit requirements to get up and running.
  • Critical elements to establishing an EH&S program.
  • What to look for in the lab design, including storage, equipment, ventilation and more – and how it impacts safety.
  • Ensuring that you can maintain essential services and products to protect your investment in the event of a crisis such as a power outage or natural disaster.



Eri McMullen

Lab Manager

Exosome Diagnostics


Timothy White, PE

Senior Vice President – Asset Services

Alexandria Real Estate


Steven Lee, M.S.

Senior Scientist

Environmental Health & Engineering


Ted Myatt, Sc.D., M.E.M.

Practice Director, Life Sciences

Environmental Health & Engineering

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