Lab Design

Redesign and the Bottom Line


Above, a soon-to-be production room, where production manager Randy Caise "went through 40 rolls of tape" to fit as many centrifuges, laminar flow hoods, and incubators as possible. Percifield calls it an efficient use of space.
Left, Percifield draws out a production schematic for Lentigen. According to him, the company would be significantly more productive if their rooms were contiguous.

As Jerry Percifield tours the fourth-floor home of Lentigen, a one-and-a-half year-old Maryland-based start-up, he takes detailed notes and room-by-room sketches on a hefty pad of graph paper. "How many orders do you...

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