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Bio-Techne | Research & Development Headquarters

Creating innovative tools for life science research.

Facts & Stats





Market Type

Science & Technology

Two diamonds

Square Footage

800,000 SF



Minneapolis, Minnesota


Completion Date



Global Impact Stat

500,000+ Products

Bio-Techne Research & Development Systems headquarters campus includes a wide variety of space uses including research/development, manufacturing, processing, and general office/administrative functions. We are the primary provider of professional engineering services for the Bio-Techne Minneapolis campus. Our involvement in the remodeling and renovation of the seven interconnected buildings within the campus has grown from providing early-phase project engineering assessments and design narratives to full-service engineering including Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Protection, and Commissioning. The growth of our role as an engineering resource to Bio-Techne is a direct result of the combination of long-term experience in the field of science and technology and our core values of client-focused service, quality assurance/quality control, and collaboration with our design and construction partners.

Bio-Techne’s newest project is the remodel of a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility located in St. Paul, MN. This facility will be the first of its kind in the Twin Cities and will manufacture high-purity proteins for use in cell and gene therapies. The facility will initially contain 20,000 square feet of manufacturing area including Grade A, B, C, and D spaces with planned expansion both internal and external to the building. The facility will also include office/administrative, warehouse, and hazardous material storage and handling areas. We are providing MEP, Fire Protection, and Commissioning services for the project. We are also collaborating with the Engineering and Planning A/E firm responsible for the design of the manufacturing spaces and all specialized manufacturing and packaging systems. The manufacturing areas have a critical classification and will be provided with N+1 heating, cooling, ventilation, electrical power, and controls. The Owner estimates that the facility will employ up to 100 people and has a target production goal of $200 million per year when it reaches full capacity. We are proud to be involved in this world-class facility.

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