(Huntsville, Ala. | May 18, 2021) – CFD Research Corporation, a provider of innovative solutions for the Aerospace & Defense, Biomedical & Life Sciences, and Energy & Materials industries, held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for their new Laboratory Building. The 13,265 square foot building will be located on the CFD Research Headquarters campus in Cummings Research Park, Huntsville, AL. The facility will expand CFD Research’s laboratory space for current capabilities in biomedical and energy research and development and provide new capabilities to support growth in electronics, virology, and biomechanics. CFD Research’s high-performance computing center will also be located in the facility and allow for growth up to double the size of the current system. The facility also includes a Dry Room for developing and processing batteries, capacitors, and other energy storage devices and a Clean Room for developing chip-based biomedical technologies and products.
With an expected completion date of April 2022, the facility will become the new home for CFD Research’s labs that support the cutting-edge technologies that CFD Research develops, including drug discovery and development, regenerative medicine, biomedical and clinical diagnostics, human performance, and power generation and energy storage technologies.
“We are excited about this new capability and the opportunity it provides to support our customers. In this new facility, the CFD Research Team will develop novel therapeutics and anti-microbials, lab-on-chip devices, and sensors and embedded systems for military medicine and healthcare applications,” Dr. Kapil Pant, CFD Research Executive Vice President of Biomedical and Life Sciences, said. “in support of our customers in Army, Air Force, Navy, DARPA, DTRA, NIH, FDA and CDC, among others.”
CFD Research has been leasing and operating labs through a partnership with the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology since 2012. “HudsonAlpha has been an amazing partner throughout the years and continues to support our growth”, said Sameer Singhal, CFD Research President and CEO. “Building and owning this new facility provides over double the space of our current labs and the flexibility to build more specialized facilities and grow into new areas for our customers. We are excited about the opportunities this new laboratory building will provide for our employee-owners.”
Huntsville community and business leaders congratulated CFD Research on the expansion.
“CFD’s expansion is a great example of a company doing groundbreaking work in the fields of energy, biomedicine, and electronics,” Mayor Tommy Battle said. “The fact that a homegrown, employee-owned company is supporting NASA and other critical government agencies is a testament to its remarkable success.”
“It is exciting to see CFD Research’s recent growth and their initiatives to tackle some of our most difficult problems in aerospace, defense, biomedical, manufacturing, energy and other areas,” Jeff Gronberg, the 2021 Chair of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, said. “This expansion helps build on their legacy of taking a core competency and expanding it into new and unique markets. I certainly look forward to seeing what new products are discovered in these labs.”
The company has marked other expansions this year. In April, CFD Research opened its Engineering Test Center, a 13,000 square foot facility focused on prototype development, test, and evaluation, in Jackson County, Alabama.
About CFD Research: Since its inception in 1987, CFD Research has worked with government agencies, businesses and academia to provide innovative solutions within the Aerospace & Defense, Biomedical & Life Sciences, and Energy & Materials industries. Over the years CFD Research has earned multiple national awards for successful application and commercialization of innovative technology prototypes, multi-physics simulation software, multi-disciplinary analyses, and expert support services. CFD Research is an ISO9001 and AS9100 registered company and is appraised at CMMI Level II for services. Learn more at www.cfd-research.com.