Pre Conference Site Tour: Monday 23rd July, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Site Tour: Woolcock Centre for Lung Cancer Research, Glebe
In recent years a small group of passionate Sydney based researchers lobbied the NSW government for assistance to build a dedicated facility for the advancement of lung cancer research in Australia. This disease is not well understood and carries the stigma of being associated with smoking, although a surprisingly large percentage of patients diagnosed are non-smokers.
The resulting grant from the NSW government was awarded to form the Woolcock Centre for Lung Cancer Research, and to build an all new laboratory facility in the Woolcock institute building in Glebe NSW.
The building was heritage listed, offered a very tight floor to floor clearance and contained many ongoing sleep studies and respiratory research activities which could not be interrupted by the construction project. In addition, the long term location of the lung cancer centre in this building could not be guaranteed, and therefore any lab fitout had to be modular and removable at a later date.
The modular fitout system offered by G3lab was a good fit for the project and the budget, and above all offered the certainty that the entire fitout could be removed and relocated in the future.
On April 18th the Lung Cancer Research Centre was officially opened by the Hon Brad Hazzard, NSW Minister for Health, who had this to say of the new lab facility:
“.. delivering this new modular setup for the lung cancer research centre is incredible; it gives us the flexibility… so thank you”
Attendees of the FUTURE LABS event are invited to tour this facility prior to the FUTURELABS event on 23rd July 2018, to inspect the facility and engage with the following key stakeholders of this project:
Brad GeorgeLaboratory Designer and Mechanical Engineer
Norman Disney Young
Lyn MoirLaboratory Manager
Woolcock Centre for Lung Cancer Research
Michael LaskoAsia Pacific Technical Sales