New construction stem-cell research facility

University of Dammam – the research centre biology, virology, stem cells

Details of the project study: generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC)

Details of the laboratory planning

Details of the project study: work instructions

Details of the TBE sectoral planning: general view of the ventilation engineering

Presentation documents of the project study as a poster

Details of the laboratory planning

THIEMT-installation team for the installation of laboratory furniture (EPC-project)

Installation of laboratory furniture

Laboratory work station

Entrance area of the University of Dammam

New construction of a faculty for molecular biology, virology and stem cell research

THIEMT got the job to conduct a project study for the construction of a stem cell research facility within the PMRC.

The main goal of the project study was to establish a research assignment in the international network of stem cell research and to find correspondent partner universities. Furthermore the project study was to be the basis and roadmap for the future implementation of the research facility into the PMRC.

For the accomplishment of this task THIEMT assembled an interdisciplinary project team of scientists and specialists to attend to the research assignment as well as of engineers to attend to the laboratory sectoral planning. A research team of a renowned German university with its international research network was added to the THIEMT team.

The project team worked out two research assignments which complemented each other well in the international research network:

  1. “Establish the Dammam bank of patient-specific IPS cells”
  2. “Development of novel tools for safe IPS cell derivation”

Concomitant to the research assignments a laboratory planning, on the basis of the project study and the therein defined operating processes, was conducted.

Subsequently, beside the stem cell research facility, the complete research establishment with round about 4,000 m2 including the faculties for microbiology and virology were realised and the laboratory furniture was supplied and installed.

THIEMT attended to the project for nearly 3 years.


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The Prince Mohammed Center for Research & Consultation Studies (PMRC) is a research facility of the University of Dammam on the east coast of Saudi Arabia. The University of Dammam itself is one of the biggest universities in Saudi Arabia and emenated as a self-consistent university from the King Faisal University in 2009.


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