Medical Air Technology completes Cambridge University containment project

Installs containment level 3 laboratory, Faraday cage and lab cleanrooms in Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology building

Medical Air Technology (MAT) has recently completed work at the University of Cambridge’s new Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology building, situated in the university’s science and engineering hub in Cambridge, UK.

The new building is the first of its kind to house the whole cycle of scientific investigation in chemical engineering and biotechnology, and its teaching and commercialisation, under one roof, from fundamental research through to technology innovation, development and spin out.

MAT was brought in to replace the initial sub-contractor when work failed to progress as hoped, and was able to pick up the project part way through, interpreting existing designs and bringing its own new ideas, expertise and supply chain to the project to ensure that it was completed successfully.

MAT installed a containment level 3 laboratory, a Faraday cage or 'shield room' (used to block electric fields), and laboratory cleanrooms in the new building, all of which will help the department as it works to fulfil its vision to develop innovative solutions to a range of global challenges, from finding new ways to create sustainable energies and conserve the environment, to developing innovative healthcare technologies to diagnose and combat disease.

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