Eastman Kodak Company
Rochester, NY, U.S.

Eastman Kodak Bio-Products Development Center

​Fluor provided design and construction management services for the 66,000-square-foot Bio-Products Development Center of Eastman Kodak's Life Sciences Division. The building is t​he headquarters and process development facility for the division and produces a variety of products used in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic chemical, and nutrition markets.​

Client's Challenge

​The highly automated facility accommodates a wide latitude of operations for recombinant and nonrecombinant organisms in a small-scale and large-scale batch and fed-batch fermentations.

The facility was designed to be readily upgraded to process products under the U.S. Fo​od and Drug Administration's Current Good Manufacturing Practices.

Fluor's Solution

The Development Center is Fluor's first design/build project for Kodak in Rochester. Product recovery capabilities include centrifugation, membrane separations, precipitation and o​​ther state-of-the-art methods.

​The plant also contains fundamental purification processes ​such as ion exchange and crystallization, evaporation, and centrifuging, as well as a laboratory for the development of purification processes at small scales.


​The open-shop design/build project was completed in 21 months. Kodak has since awarded Fluor additional engineering and construction contracts for the facility, including a maintenance contract for the Bio-Products Development Center.​