UMN Microbial Cell Production Facility
Knutson and BWBR were selected for the University of Minnesota Microbial Cell Production Facility (MCPF) project. This research facility will be dedicated to boosting nonmedical bio-industrial research and manufacturing in the United States. The University’s Biotechnology Resource Center (BRC), which has been producing microbial cells and their products for academic and industry clients for nearly 35 years, will be moving into the new MCPF once completed. The new facility will grow BRC’s capabilities for modern cell production services, R&D services, consulting and training programs.
The MCPF project was recently awarded the MNSHARP safety award, which recognizes a project’s commitment to safety, strict OSHA requirements, and going above and beyond standard safety compliance. Construction projects must be 18+ months in duration to qualify. This is Knutson’s seventh MNSHARP award, and first for a Knutson managed University of Minnesota project.
• MNSHARP Award