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Genesis helps Genentech project win ISPE’s Facility of the Year award for Process Innovation.

February 2016 – Genesis provided engineering services for Genentech’s facility, which has been named the winner of ISPE’s Process Innovation Award for its large-scale Cell Culture Biologics Drug Substance Plant 2 (CCP2). Genesis helped to revamp Genentech’s existing CCP2 Facility, to support new process technology, which resulted in significant savings in capital ($50M). Read more →

Genesis provides its cGMP and Cell Therapy expertise in supporting Sidra and the National Institutes of Health with the design of a cutting edge research facility in Qatar.

March 2015 – Sidra Medical and Research Center will open the MENA region’s first reprogrammable cell therapy facility as part of its state-of-the-art hospital and research center. The facility will investigate a novel treatment approach, called reprogrammable cell therapy... Read more →

Genesis Completes Design Build Services for Spark Therapeutics’ New Headquarters.

January 2015 – Spark Therapeutics, a late-stage company developing gene-based medicines for a wide range of debilitating diseases, has opened its permanent headquarters in Philadelphia. Spark, which was spun out of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in October 2013, plans to solidify its roots in Philadelphia proper with this build out of a 28,000 square foot facility on the 13th floor at 3737 Market Street. Read more →

Genesis SME Russell Watters is Published in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.

October 2014ENERGY EFFICIENCY MAKEOVER YIELDS UTILITY INCENTIVE REWARDS.GSK’s energy efficiency retrofits and enhancements return $2 million to the company’s coffers.Changes in global climate are major concerns among scientists and the public alike. Greenhouse gas emissions (e.g., carbon dioxide) resulting from human activities are considered at least partly responsible for this effect... Read more →

Genesis Welcomes New Architects

May 2014 – It is a pleasure to welcome two new Architects to Genesis, Michael T. Marone, AIA, LEED AP and Michael D. Brodsky, AIA, NCARB. Michael Marone joins Genesis as Project Manager, Architectural. He brings to Genesis more than 15 years of professional experience on a variety of projects ranging from Life Sciences, higher education, corporate, governmental and senior living. Michael Brodsky joins Genesis as a Project Architect. He has more than 20 years of experience in the architectural profession. He has extensive... Read more →

Genesis Completes Site Selection for Bayer HealthCare’s US Headquarters

May 2013 – Genesis provided Site Selection, Architecture, Engineering, and Pre-Construction services for a facility that will serve as Bayer HealthCare’s US Headquarters. The 94 acre site is located in a New Jersey designated metropolitan area. This site will consolidate 2,500 employees from three locations. Genesis supported Bayer through an evaluation of program and operational requirements... Read more →

Harry Segner joins Genesis

March 2013 – It is a pleasure to announce that Harry M. Segner III has joined Genesis as Director of Business Development. Mr. Segner comes to Genesis with over 25 years experience in overseeing business development and marketing initiatives for service oriented firms. Throughout his career, Harry has held several prominent positions with firms providing professional services for life sciences, healthcare, academic, and corporate clients. Read more →

Mission Critical Specialist Larry E. Myers, P.E. joins Genesis.

January 2013 – It is a pleasure to announce that Larry E. Myers, P.E. has joined Genesis. Mr. Myers comes to Genesis with over 17 years of successful experience with electrical engineering in the telecommunications, healthcare, and commercial industries. Larry's experience in the project management, engineering, and design of electrical systems includes large data centers, hospitals, and office renovations. Read more →

Genesis is proud to introduce our Architectural team led by Principal, Meryl A. Towarnicki, AIA.

November 2012 – It is a pleasure to announce that Meryl Towarnicki has joined us as Principal of Genesis Architects. Meryl comes to Genesis with over 25 years of experience in the architectural profession, with the last 15 years focused specifically in the science and technology industry. She has enjoyed great success on a diverse range of projects from Programming and Planning through Manufacturing. Meryl brings with her a hand-selected team of talented architects with extensive experience in delivering quality projects for the life sciences industry. Read more →

Genesis continues to distinguish themselves as Industry Experts.

September 2012 – Norman Goldschmidt traveled to South Africa this summer to present “Design of Critical Environments for Bio-Pharmaceuticals” for Vaccine and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers. This event was sponsored by DBA and International Thermo Dynamics.

In addition, Norman will be presenting training classes at various client locations, at ISPE’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco, at ISPE’s Training Session in Chicago, and at training courses for the FDA.

Genesis Supports the 10th Annual Red Cross Cup Golf Tournament

June 2012 – On June 4th, Genesis sponsored the 10th Annual Red Cross Cup Golf Tournament at the Waynesborough Country Club in Paoli. Genesis has supported this event since its inception with Tony Macchia as the acting committee chair for the past 10 years. Read more →

Genesis joined other industry leaders presenting at the TRADELINE Conference in Arizona.

May 2012 – Genesis’ Subject Matter Experts Joshua Blair, CBCP and Russell R. Watters, CMVP presented on April 23rd at the Tradeline Conference in Arizona. They presented “Retro-Engineering Lab HVAC Systems for Improved Energy Performance”. Read more →

Genesis presented on HVAC for Pharmaceutical Facilities in San Diego, California.

April 2012 – Genesis joined other industry experts presenting at ISPE’s Training Series on Facilities and Operations. The training series was held in San Diego, CA on March 19 through March 22, 2012. Norman Goldschmidt presented an advanced training course “HVAC for Pharmaceutical Facilities”. Read more →

Genesis Helps Making Wishes Come True
A Note of Thanks from a "Make-A-Wish" Recipient.

March 2012 – The Make-A-Wish Foundation has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation’s mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities. Genesis has made a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation every year since 2004 in lieu of mailing holiday cards to clients. Read more →

Genesis presents on Risk-Based BioContainment and Contamination Control in Tampa, FL.

February 2012 – Genesis joined other industry leaders presenting at ISPE’s Aseptic Conference in Tampa, FL.The conference, “Global Evolution of Aseptic Processing: Implementing Risk-Based Manufacturing Solutions” was held in Tampa, Florida on February 29 through March 1, 2012. The two day event focused on Pharmaceutical aseptic processing. Norman Goldschmidt presented “GMP vs. Containment: How to Manage Conflicting Agendas with Vaccines Facility Design”. Read more →

Genesis Presents at the Labs21 Annual Conference

September 2011 – Norman Goldschmidt, Joshua Blair, Russell Watters presented at the Labs21 Annual Conference in Providence, RI from September 20th through September 22nd.

Applying LEED to Labs - Strategies and Lessons Learned was presented by Norman Goldschmidt and Energy Efficiency for Existing Laboratories was presented by Joshua Blair and Russell Watters.
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Genesis Co-Sponsors Pocono Mt. Community Fundraiser

July 2011 – Genesis is a proud co-sponsor of the 8th Annual Pocono Mountain Community Fundraiser. As a leading service provider to many organizations in Monroe County, we are excited to work with everyone involved and strengthen the community. The Pocono Mountain Community donates every sponsorship cent to those in need, through organizations such as the YMCA, Make-A-Wish, Follow Me, American Red Cross, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Salvation Army and many more. Genesis is honored to support such an influential fundraiser

Commissioning Manager Joshua Blair Presents at IES Philadelphia Meeting

February 2011 – Josh Blair presented at this month's IES meeting on 'Installation and Commissioning of a Complete Lighting Control System for Commercial Projects' on February 22nd. An expert panel reviewed some of the latest developments in Lighting and Lighting control for a sustainable strategy in commercial construction. Presenters covered the key elements of design, installation and commissioning for applications in new construction and retro-fit projects.

Principal Norman Goldschmidt Conducts HVAC Training for ISPE NJ

February 2011 – Norman Goldschmidt instructed a one-day HVAC training course Wednesday, February 16th. The session, GMP HVAC Design for Bio/Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Facilities, is approved for .60 CEU's. The program focused on cleanroom theory, regulations, and design process, considerations and typical designs. Learn the real cGMPs of HVAC for facilities across the global market place. Explore common misconceptions with a special focus on misunderstood and often overlooked issues. Identify the hallmarks of good HVAC design and the tell-tale signs of underlying problems

Pharma Giant Chooses Genesis for Retro-Commissioning Projects

Genesis has been selected to provide retro-commissioning and engineering services for over 140,000 SF of laboratory and office space, including ten (10) HVAC systems. Field work includes a BAS thermostat audit, valve and damper position tests, air handler sequence of operations challenges. Engineering analysis includes development of an issues log to document field findings, review of existing TAB reports, analysis of as found conditions, energy modeling of the building and producing recommendations for system operating improvements, airflow modifications, energy reduction, implementation strategies, costs and return on investment information.

Genesis Selected for a 40,000 SF Data Center Site Monitoring System Installation

A data processing software leader has chosen Genesis to provide engineering services for the installation of an environmental and branch circuit monitoring system at the rack level for a 40,000 SF data center. The installed system monitors 480 locations for temperature and humidity and approximately 2,000 branch circuits. Each point is scanned every five (5) minutes and data is stored for a minimum of five (5) years. The system displays and trends low, average and high readings for each rack monitoring area, each row area and the overall data center.

Genesis Assists Leading Pharma Company in Obtaining PECO Saving Rebates

A global pharmaceutical company selected Genesis to provide engineering, management and coordination services for the PECO Smart Equipment Incentives program (PECO Act 129) for all applicable projects in southeastern Pennsylvania. The PECO Smart Equipment Incentives program provides financial incentives to encourage implementation of energy efficient upgrades to buildings. Genesis has assisted in submitting $1 million worth of applications expected to be paid this year. The client has already received a $400,000 incentive check for a chiller plant control optimization project. The application process includes evaluation of the project to determine qualification, energy modeling to predict savings, a pre-approval application to reserve funding, measurement and verification savings, a final application with all required documentation to support the energy savings calculations and annual savings estimates, and technical support during the application review process..