ALN Magazine and ALN World Announce 2014 TurnKey Award Winners

TurnKey Award Winners Announced for Facility Leader of the Year and Facility of the Year

The TurnKey Awards were presented to the 2014 winners at the TurnKey Conference on May 13th in National Harbor, MD. The awards, given by ALN Magazine, ALN World, and sponsored by Innovive and Allentown Inc., are in recognition of excellence in two categories: leadership and facility design.

The TriMetis Specialized Laboratory Receives the TurnKey Facility of the Year Award
The Facility of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievements in the design/build of a new or renovated laboratory animal facility. The award is intended to showcase new ideas and accomplishments in facility design, construction, and operation and was sponsored by Allentown Inc. This year’s winner is the TriMetis Specialized Laboratory in Memphis, TN.

Developed in response to an urgent need expressed by local medical device and bioscience industry leaders, the TriMetis Specialized Laboratory is a 26,000-square-foot, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) certified specialized laboratory on the campus of the UT-Baptist Research Park. This lab is the only commercial GLP-focused specialty lab facility in Memphis, the State of Tennessee, and the region. The facility provides preclinical research services and models focused on assisting medical device, pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotech companies in bringing products to market under the regulations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approval process.

Arvind Ingle Receives the TurnKey Facility Leader of the Year Award
Dr. Arvind Ingle, Scientific Officer ‘F’ and Officer-in-Charge, Laboratory Animal Facility and Histopathology at the Tata Memorial Center, Advanced Center for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India, was named the 2014 TurnKey Facility Leader of the Year.

The Facility Leader of the Year Award recognizes a laboratory animal professional who exhibits outstanding leadership and promotes the highest standards in the care and use of laboratory animals. The Award was sponsored by Innovive.

Dr. Ingle is a post graduate in Veterinary Pathology from Post Graduate Institute, PDKV, Akola, MS, India in 1992 and obtained his Ph.D. in 2012. He served as Livestock Development Officer in the Animal Husbandry Department of State Government (Maharashtra) from June 1992 to September 1993 and joined Laboratory Animal Facility of Tata Memorial Center in Mumbai, India, in October 1993.

Dr. Ingle is involved in designing the animal facilities, revising the rules for housing and maintenance of animal facilities, and also serves on various committees of the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA) in India. He is the current President of the Laboratory Animal Scientists Association of India and also serves on various committees’ authorities on laboratory animal science in India. He has significantly contributed to the advancement of laboratory animal science in India by organizing regular training courses and workshops.

Read the complete 2014 TurnKey Award Winners article here.