Sense Biodetection LTD


Sense Biodetection LTD | Abingdon Science Park, Oxfordshire


9,895 sq. ft.


14 weeks

Project Goal

Sense was founded in 2014 with a vision to improve peoples' lives by bringing powerful tools for fast, accurate and affordable diagnostics into the hands of everyday users.

It is widely accepted that empowering clinicians and consumers with point-of-care diagnostic tests will lead to improvements in patient treatment and well-being. Rather than trying to re-purpose the approaches and instruments used in the central laboratory for this purpose, Sense are developing novel technologies that combine the power of laboratory tests with the simplicity and ease of use of low-cost consumer products.

Our task was the design and conversion of two adjacent office units into a single R&D facility, comprised of CL2 & CL3 laboratories on the ground floor and office accommodation including meeting rooms, break out & open plan furniture on the first floor.

Skills & Results

This rapidly growing medical devices company, focussed on redefining diagnostics, chose the up and coming Abingdon Science Park for their R&D operations.

We worked with the landlord and developer Kadans Science Partner and the Sense team in designing the facility including R&D labs and modern office space.

The laboratories' bespoke design involved provision of CL2 labs with a ducted fume cupboard, along with some containment level 3 compliant space. A customised MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) strategy was devised and installed to cater for Sense’s processes and the service demands of each individual area.

Kadans and the Sense team were delighted with the open, bright, and high-quality finished facility.

Photo Credit: Gary Mills, Saw Mill Films


Laboratory benching forms a central part of any laboratory and procuring the laboratory benching to suit your equipment needs and budget is important to us.

If you prefer fixed, robust benching or modular benching that offers flexibility and reconfiguration, our laboratory furniture manufacturers can deliver the perfect solution.

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Depending on your research focus your worktop design requirements might change to allow:

  • Chemical resistance
  • Bacterial resistance
  • Water & moisture resistance
  • Durability & scratch resistance
  • Ease of cleaning
  • High impact

Trespa Toplab Base is the industry favourite, but we can offer alternative worktops such as Corian, Stainless Steel, Epoxy Resin, Hardwood, Phenolic Resin to match your needs.

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We offer both wall mounted and benchtop shelving for reagents, typically in either 18mm MFMDF or 16mm Trespa Toplab Base. Wall shelving is mounted on a bracket system, while benchtop shelving is typically supported by fabricated steel frame.

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Fume Cupboards & Extract

Properly ventilated Fume Cupboards offer a safe way to handle chemicals and solvents in laboratories.

From ducted to portable ductless Fume Cupboards, our specialist and experienced partners are at hand to advise and install the right solution.

We provide Fume Cupboards manufactured and installed to meet the industry requirements (e.g. BS EN 14175) in various sizes (External Width 1000mm - 1200mm - 1500mm - 1800mm - 2000mm), Specifications and types (Bench Mounted, Walk In, Double Fronted, Integral Scrubber, HF Type, Thin Wall Bench Mounted) to meet your requirements and safe extraction.

Unsure of what type to go for? Our lab furniture suppliers can help, just get in touch.

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Safety Cabinets

If you prefer fixed, robust benching or modular benching that offers flexibility and reconfiguration, our laboratory furniture manufacturers can deliver the perfect solution.

Whether you need Class I, II or III to handle Hazard Group 1 to 4 pathogens we can recommend suitable furniture suppliers.

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Specialist & Other Requirements

If you have any specific needs such as Cold Room or Clean Room installation services, Industrial Gases, Liquid Nitrogen, Non-ionising Radiation (LASER), Plumbing, Temperature & Humidity Control or other, we can help.

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