Wilmington, Del., March 24, 2009 - Nason Construction was recently awarded construction management services for Fraunhofer USA, Inc.’s expansion project. The 14,000 s.f. building addition in Delaware Technology Park will be completed in the fall of 2009 and is supported by a $5 million grant from the State of Delaware as well as a grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
The expansion project will allow Fraunhofer USA to continue working to create a plant-based bird flu vaccine developed under Good Manufacturing Practices as established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The work involves installation of mechanical, electrical and specialty systems that will increase the quality of their manufacturing process and help them develop safe, pure and effective products.
“Nason is excited to assist Fraunhofer USA with this exciting project,” said Michael B. Berardi, President of Nason Construction. “We understand the critical nature of working within the FDA’s GMP guidelines, and our project team has the expertise to successfully complete this project for Fraunhofer USA.”
The Nason project team will be lead by Project Executive Doug Gianforte, LEED AP. Doug has significant experience in the pharmaceutical industry and facilities that implement Good Manufacturing Practice requirements. He will be supported by Bob Coppins, a Project Manager with over 25 years experience and extensive work on R&D and pharmaceutical projects.
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About Fraunhofer Center for Molecular Biotechnology
Fraunhofer USA CMB, a division of Fraunhofer USA, Inc., is a not-for-profit research organization whose mission is to develop safe and effective vaccines targeting infectious diseases and autoimmune disorders. CMB’s technology provides a safe, rapid and economical alternative for vaccine production. The Center conducts research in the area of plant biotechnology, utilizing new, cutting edge technologies to assist the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of human and animal diseases. The Center houses individuals with expertise and excellence in plant virology, pathology, molecular biology, immunology, vaccinology, protein engineering, and biochemistry.
About Nason Construction
Established in 1922, Nason Construction provides construction management, design-build and general contracting services for commercial, institutional, and government clients in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, Nason maintains regional offices in The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, PA, and Salisbury, MD.