AM Technical Solutions (AM) completed a cleanroom construction project to support life-saving medical research at UT Southwestern in Dallas. Now, the medical center is using the facility to find a cure for a deadly disease.
Specifically, the medical center is creating a virus to try to combat an illness with no current cure. The rare illness is called CMT4J and it affects children who are born with a missing gene.
Inside the sealed HEPA filter facility, scientists are testing a virus that can be implemented into a child to deliver missing DNA to their body. This advanced scientific procedure was recently covered by ABC Dallas affiliate WFAA.
Our Project Work at UT Southwestern
The cleanroom project at UT Southwestern called for our company to provide and install a pharma wall and ceiling system. Included was 2,000 square feet for cancer research — ISO class 7 with ISO 5 hoods.
Over the course of the project at the medical facility, we provided the following services:
- Mechanical management of the subcontractors.
- Provided consulting services for the engineering firm and architectural firm.
- Installed the wall and ceiling systems.
When we undertook the project, we understood how important the cleanroom facility would be for advancing medical research. Now, we are seeing the fruit of this project work, as children may soon have the opportunity to receive treatment for a rare birth defect.
“AM is driven to construct an intelligent tomorrow by delivering excellent project work for every client that we support,” says Robert Logston, SVP Construction. “Our entire company is deeply moved and touched by how our project work is directly impacting research to help precious children live a normal life.”
Because the project work at UT Southwestern was at the intersection of both higher education and healthcare, we pulled together many teams and resources to complete the cleanroom. We are proud to see how our approach to cleanroom construction paid off for a positive result.