The Genomics Platform resides in a 100,000 square foot facility located at 320 Charles St., Cambridge, MA. The building has served multiple purposes throughout its long history, including as a Budweiser Beer distribution center, and a storage facility for concessions served across the river at Fenway Park.

Today, the building is outfitted with the infrastructure required to transform hundreds of thousands of samples from primary sample material to data capable of discovering and identifying genomic underpinnings of human disease.

We have continually invested in the infrastructure of the facility to allow it to adapt to the changing needs of novel technologies.

Photo of 320 Charles St. Facility, circa 1986
Photograph by Christopher Hail, courtesy of the Harvard University Archives.

Facility Specifications

Year built 1958
Original Use Warehouse
Gross SF 100,000
Lab SF 38,604 SF
Lab Bench 2,063 LINEAR FT
Supply Air 212,000 CFM
Exhaust 227,700 CFM
Tons Cooling 1,435 TONS
Emergency Generators
980 KW