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GeneFirst is a molecular diagnostics company developing innovative products for early cancer screening and detection.

Focusing on empowering clinical decision making, the company’s mission is to ultimately help support healthier lives by exploiting in-house expertise to develop and offer the right technology for the right test.

The Project

Our Task: To support Kadans in creating a compliant (CL2) laboratory space on the ground floor and associated offices on the first floor.
Location: Abingdon Science Park, Oxfordshire

Size & Duration

Size: Approx 5,000 sq. ft.
Duration: 12 weeks


Skills & Results

GeneFirst wanted to bring their R&D and production teams together in a single facility that is tailor made to their fast-growing diagnostics business. Kadans offered to deliver GeneFirst a bespoke facility at their rapidly flourishing Abingdon Science Park and Bulb supported them by designing & delivering the laboratories to meet their required regulatory compliance.

The ground floor lab area was sub-divided into various research, production, and assembly rooms with different pressure gradients to ensure strict containment and prevent cross-contamination. Transfer windows were installed to support the process flow and material transfer between spaces.

For visual impact and connectivity, glazed windows were installed throughout.

On the first floor, a mix of open plan, individual offices & a board room were created together with a spacious kitchen/breakout area.

GeneFirst were absolutely delighted with the outcome and could not wait to move into their pristine new facility.


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Get in Touch

If you are planning a new laboratory, refurbishing an existing one or have any questions, we’d love to hear from you.


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