Thomas Jefferson University


Lower Gwynedd, PA


Education & Cultural: Colleges and Universities


Design: Mechanical/HVAC Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Plumbing, Piping, Fire Protection

Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing

The Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing (JIB) opened as part of a partnership between Thomas Jefferson University and Ireland’s National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT). The facility in Lower Gwynedd, PA, is expected to provide educational programs for students in the rapidly advancing field of producing potentially life-saving biotherapeutic drugs.

STV provided structural and mechanical, , and plumbing design services for the conversion of a 25,000-square-foot former chemical manufacturing facility to a state-of-the-art research and hands-on training center. STV collaborated with NIBRT on the design of the facility – the first and only bioprocessing training institute in North America – to mimic real-world conditions with air handling to produce clean-room type conditions and electrical systems capable of accommodating specialty voltages for high-tech equipment.