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Life Sciences

Serving the Life Sciences Market

Fluor has been a trusted partner to clients in the life sciences industry for more than four decades, delivering front-end design, engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, commissioning, qualification and validation services.

We leverage our global expertise to develop, optimize and install innovative solutions for clients who provide the critical products needed to support health and wellness. Our clients include both new venture start-ups and fully integrated manufacturers, and we have extensive single-point accountability experience delivering FDA-licensed facilities for critical time-to-market launches.

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Fluor designed and constructed the world's first biotech manufacturing facility for Genentech back in 1982. Since the market's inception, we have designed or built more than 75 biotech facilities that produce more than three-quarters of today's biotech sales. We have had unparalleled success in commercializing first-of-a-kind processes and scale‑up.

Animal Health

We have broad experience in the execution of biotech and pharmaceutical projects relevant to animal health clients, including producers of drugs, biotherapeutics, vaccines and supplements. Clients turn to us for the design and development of new operations and to improve existing operations and the execution of capital projects.

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Fluor’s experienced teams ensure optimization of clients' critical process steps involving reaction, purification, extraction, crystallization, separation/filtration and drying. Our technical expertise in process design provides innovative solutions to address batch feed systems for solids or liquids, reactor design, product purification, extraction and computer resources. We maintain steady-state process simulators that evaluate continuous processes such as solvent recovery systems that employ high-vacuum distillation.

Since bulk pharmaceutical plants are subject to CGMP and regulatory requirements, we provide a project organization and execution approach that ensures FDA, EU and SFDA regulations are met as required and that completed facilities are rapidly commissioned and qualified.

Project experience includes pilot plants, greenfield, upgrades, retrofits, expansions and decommissioning projects.

Medical Devices

We have extensive experience for life-cycle facilities, including pilot plants, clinical production, commercial manufacturing, secondary manufacturing, laboratories, medical facilities and associated offices/warehouses/utilities, as well as buildings and infrastructure.

Client scopes cover greenfield, renovation, retrofits, expansions and decommissioning projects. We deliver value through safety, dependable and proven project execution, project cost discipline and schedule focus.

By offering comprehensive engineering, procurement, construction, project management and validation expertise, we can optimize an owner's facility for the life cycle of the assets.

Bayer Cell Culture Technology Center

Client: Bayer
Location: Berkeley, CA, U.S.

Fluor is providing a single point of responsibility for engineering, procurement, construction management, commissioning, qualification and validation for Bayer's first-of-a-kind cell culture technology center in Berkeley, California. The state-of-the-art single-use technology (SUT) biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing facility will produce oncology, cardiology and other therapeutics.

Fluor's innovative plant layout and modularized construction solution will allow Bayer's strategically important facility to be designed and built with capital efficiency and a focus on optimizing the project's schedule.