DEVELOPING A SUCCESSFUL Project TEAM

Throughout my 37-year career in commercial construction, it has been the principal practice of competitively bidding out contractors, architectural & engineering firms, construction managers, furniture dealers, etc. Many large corporations have adopted Sarbanes Oxley Compliance to ensure that they get the lowest price possible for any goods and services. These practices may work when purchasing…

TEXAS & LIFE SCIENCES

On November 7th, I was fortunate enough to attend and speak on a panel at the 2023 Texas Life Science Forum held at Rice University in Houston.   This was the first time I had attended this event.   Put on by BioHouston and the Rice Alliance, this event was very well attended, well-structured, and…

Mergers and Acquisitions 

Mergers and Acquisitions: Good and Bad In the ever-changing field of scientific research and development, mergers and acquisitions of biotech companies can open the door to amazing possibilities. One recent acquisition was between Charles River Laboratories and Explora Biolabs. Explora Biolabs, started in 2004 in San Diego, and was known for its expertise in facilities…

A lesson on Ethics

In the realm of scientific progress, there exists an intricate balance between discovery and ethical responsibility. We are entrusted not only with constructing spaces conducive to innovation but also with upholding the highest standards of care, compassion, and ethical conduct. Our role as Project Managers in this domain is not merely about brick and mortar,…

RO/DI Water – Process Overview

Everyone in the biotech industry has inevitably heard the term RO/DI water, but aside from lab end users, not all of us may understand the importance or process involved in creating RO/DI water. From cleaning glassware, feeding water to equipment, or in reagent water, pure water is crucial in providing accurate/repeatable results and ensuring longevity…

Acelyrin & Intersect update

ACELYRIN, INC., a pharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for autoimmune diseases, recently moved into their new headquarters in Agoura Hills, California with the help of Intersect Management. The building boasts a 2-story 10,000 square feet office space to anchor their operation as they support their research and development and clinical trials nationwide. Founded in…

Intersect & Life Science in Texas

Houston, Austin, and Dallas have become emerging players in the life science sector according to recent market reports. All 3 cities are in the top 10 U.S. emerging life science cities with Houston on top. Houston aided by the growing Texas Medical Center and venture capital investments earmarked for life science research. Austin with its…

Discovering & Innovating 858Therapeutics relocates

From Designing their previous office in UTC when they were Jecure Therapeutics, to Design Managing their new home in Torrey Pines, 858 Therapeutics who was founded in 2019 has been a great and fun client to work with. 858 is a biotechnology and drug discovery company founded by a team of veteran drug discovery scientists. In 2021 858 Therapeutics received $60…