Charles Lipeles, Mecart
[email protected]



November 6, 2019


Quebec, Canada – November 6, 2019 – Mecart has announced its selection by the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation, for its GMP Cleanroom at its Cell and Gene Therapy Development Center. The project represents a new GMP cleanroom of approximately 1,600 square feet of ISO 7 space developed specifically for advanced cell and gene therapy processing and manufacturing operations. This project also will serve as a training facility and a venue for collaborating with local manufacturing.


“It’s an honor to work with such an innovative company that focuses on local collaboration with its technological resources, like this new cleanroom”, said Patrice Genois, General Manager of Mecart and Vice President of PolR.


“When NJII approached Mecart, they were clear that lead time was crucial as was a very tight specification for their state-of-the-art GMP cleanroom. They had very aggressive goals, made more challenging when dealing with an institution with government ties, but we were ready for the challenge.  We are excited to work with the NJII and NJIT teams and help them exceed their goals with this new suite of cleanrooms” said Charles Lipeles, Vice President of US Operations.


Haro Hartounian, Ph.D., NJII Senior Executive Director, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Innovation said, “We were excited to meet with the Mecart team, travel to Quebec City to visit with their leadership, and review the project in detail with them.  It has been a great experience thus far and we know that we picked the best partner for this critical project.”


Construction is planned to begin later this year and will be completed in Q1 of 2020.


About Mecart

Mecart is a Canadian manufacturer of turnkey modular cleanrooms with 45 years of experience in air handling technology.  Fully custom, 4” structural steel panels are designed, engineered, and manufactured at their Canadian plant in Quebec City. Their smooth finish and strength makes them perfect for any cleanroom project, from the most stringent ISO 5 facilities to ISO 8. Mecart builds cleanrooms for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries and also focuses on higher specification drug compounding facilities, semi conductors, as well as medical device projects.


If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Charles Lipeles at 856-542-8850 or [email protected].