TurnKey Award Winners
Rhonda Wiler named Facility Leader of the Year. The Vaccine and Gene
Therapy Institute of Florida receives the TurnKey Facility of the Year Award.
The TurnKey Awards were presented to the 2013 winners at the TurnKey Conference on April 16th in Baltimore, MD, USA. The awards, given by ALN Magazine,ALN World, and sponsored by Innovive, are in recognition of
excellence in two categories: leadership and facility design.
At the awards luncheon, Rhonda Wiler and James Rizzi from
the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute of Florida were
presented with plaques and celebrated as this year’s winners.
THE VACCINE AND GENE THERAPY INSTITUTE
OF FLORIDA RECEIVES THE TURNKEY FACILITY
OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Facility of the Year Award recognises 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. This year’s winner is
the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute of Florida in Port
St. Lucie, Florida, USA.
The Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) of
Florida is a non-profit research institution dedicated to
the study of the human immune system.VGTI’s studies are
aimed at development of vaccines and immunotherapies
to improve human health around the globe and they
are focused specifically on treating and preventing AIDS,
cancer, tuberculosis, and the diseases associated with
emerging viral infections.