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New and expanded lab and office space in Salem, N.H. increases lab capacity by 55 percent

BOSTON – April 5, 2017 – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), one of Boston’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, announced today the completion of a new 30,000 SF laboratory and office facility for Boston Analytical, the life sciences division of Alpha Analytical. Located in Salem, N.H., Boston Analytical’s new and expanded space houses high-tech chemistry and microbiology laboratories equipped with the most sophisticated and up-to-date analytical testing equipment. Boston Analytical’s testing services are used by pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device companies worldwide.

Seeking to consolidate and expand its operations, Boston Analytical, a premier current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) compliant laboratory, engaged MPA to program and design the spaces in its new facility. Most of the newly outfitted space is production space for testing, including 20,000 SF of chemistry, stability, and microbial labs and 2,000 SF of ISO 8 to ISO 5 clean rooms. This expanded space with cutting-edge equipment has increased lab capacity by 55 percent and stability storage by 130 percent, with eight new chambers including a large capacity walk-in chamber. Additional space in the facility supports office and administrative functions, including reception, open and closed offices and conference rooms, and a kitchen/dining area.

“Boston Analytical is committed to providing the highest quality analytical testing services to companies and organizations in the pharmaceutical industry. With this mission, MPA understood that our new space needed to accommodate an escalating demand for our services,” said James Mich, general manager at Boston Analytical. “Our new ultramodern space has improved employee satisfaction by providing the latest in pharmaceutical testing technology in a new and attractive place to work. MPA’s lab design will allow us to successfully meet the needs of our increasing pharmaceutical client base.”

Built by Bowdoin Construction, interior features include new lab casework, fume hoods, epoxy floors, and a new energy efficient HVAC system with a high efficiency boiler plant. MPA coordinated closely with contractors to provide appropriate space for the specialized mechanical and support systems required to maintain the strict airborne particulate and cleanliness standards. Those systems include high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA), wastewater treatment, and reverse osmosis and deionization (RO/DI) systems. Adherence to the design/build schedule was key: Boston Analytical had to carefully move on a phased basis, concluding work in the existing space and then moving to the new space after it was validated and certified for production.

Boston Analytical provides a variety of the highest quality analytical testing services to support CMC for Drug Development and Release Testing, including complete Stability Testing, Analytical Development Testing, and Microbiology Testing.

About Margulies Perruzzi Architects
Consistently ranked as one of Boston’s top architectural and interior design firms, Margulies Perruzzi Architects creates buildings and interiors for clients who value the quality of their workplace. The firm services the corporate, professional services, healthcare, science/technology, and real estate communities with a focus on sustainable design. MPA has designed high performance workspace for Iron Mountain, Zipcar, Boston Scientific, Philips, Cimpress/Vistaprint, Forrester Research, Hobbs Brook Management, and Reliant Medical Group. For more information, please visit

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