Chappelle Manufacturing Center
Supporting global biotechnology
As a global leader in providing high-quality solutions and technical support to the life science industry, Promega provides a wide range of products supporting cellular and molecular biology, driving innovation in fields such as live cell analysis, drug discovery, molecular diagnostics, and human identification. Scientists and technicians utilize their products in academic and government research, forensics, pharmaceuticals, clinical diagnostics, and agricultural and environmental testing.
Named in honor of a leader in bioluminescence research, the new, 159,000-square-foot Chappelle Manufacturing Center (CMC) offers multifaceted chemical production in flexible and scalable facilities with H-2 and H-3 ratings, enabling agile operations to adapt manufacturing systems to any number of components from Promega's expansive product line.
The manufacturing program includes a range of scales to accommodate reactions at lab-scale using bench-scale glass reactor systems, small scale and kilo lab manufacturing in reactors ranging from 30 to 100 liters, and large-scale manufacture of product in 100- to 500-gallon volumes. Operational support spaces include quality control and process development capabilities, as well as a GMP warehouse for incoming materials and finished product staging.
Reflecting Promega's commitment to team member well being, the manufacturing spaces feature an innovative ventilation approach to mitigate life safety risks. In addition, the production spaces also include access to extensive natural light, while office, conference, and all-hands meeting areas offer exceptional transparency to the exterior and the CMC's Midwest prairie setting. Other notable amenities include flexible collaboration space, an expansive kitchen area, an outdoor patio and grilling area, and state-of-the-art fitness facilities.
Utilizing a wood structure for the non-laboratory spaces, the facility fosters a connection to nature by exposing heavy timber beams and wood finishes. Using a combination of real stone exterior walls, contrasting brick, glass windows, and metal accents, the CMC provides flexibility for manufacturing Promega's wide range of products while offering an exceptional environment for employees.