Maine Molecular Quality Controls, Inc.

Product Development & Manufacturing Facility

Project at a Glance

Saco, ME



Project Type

New Construction

Project Overview

  • Constructed with insulated concrete forms increasing energy efficiency
  • Collaborative mechanical design phase to achieve differential pressure and ensure zero risk of cross-contamination from one space to the next
  • Features BSL-2 cleanroom, non-clean R&D, quality control spaces and administrative offices

Maine Molecular’s production quadrupled with the completion of its new state-of-the-art product development and manufacturing facility in Saco, ME, which was built to support increased demand for molecular diagnostics quality controls. The new facility produces highly-calibrated quality controls for molecular testing for inherited diseases, infectious diseases and adverse reactions to drugs caused by genetic factors.

Our team was heavily involved in early design review and mechanical design to ensure that differential pressure from one manufacturing room to the next would be achieved with zero risk of cross-contamination. Each room’s design changed from being its own plenum to an open and dedicated return system, which created a more energy efficient building and lowered construction costs.

The project scope included the construction of multiple manufacturing rooms, packaging center, loading docks and offices. The manufacturing rooms were constructed with a pre-fabricated Plascore modular cleanroom wall system, and a stainless steal millennium tile installed as the exterior siding is being arranged to replicate a DNA strand.
Our team self-performed the complete installation of the insulated concrete exterior wall system, all interior metal framing, drywall and rough carpentry.