MUSC Children’s Research Institute Charleston, South Carolina
This 140,000-square-foot Darby Children’s Research Institute is the largest and most comprehensive pediatric research facility in the Carolinas. It is one of only 15 buildings in the U.S. that is dedicated to children’s research. The seven-story research and laboratory facility houses labs on floors two through six. Each floor has a tissue culture room, cool and warm rooms, central sterile, and specimen storage freezers, along with staff offices and conference rooms. The animal lab is located on the sixth floor. AALAC certified the facility to house, feed, and care for the facility’s research animals. Rooftop mechanical areas provide all conditioning and climate control systems for the entire building.