Current Status and Alturas’ Ongoing Response to COVID-19
Updated 30JUN2022


Physical Facilities


Laboratory

Alturas Analytics operates in ~19,000 square feet of purpose-built laboratory and office space. The state-of-the-art facilities were built to specification as a bioanalytical research laboratory with comprehensive LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS instrumentation laboratories, spacious sample preparation areas, a dedicated specimen accessioning and processing laboratory, and an ultra-modern temperature monitoring and security system. Alturas is also equipped with Class II Type A biohazard hoods to handle biohazardous materials.


Critical operations are connected to an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) with generator backup to ensure a constant and controlled flow of current. This system-wide UPS provides our sponsors with confidence that data and sample integrity are preserved during unforeseen outages.

Plans for a 2022 expansion are underway for the addition of a new building on the Alturas campus.

Sample Storage and Archives

Alturas Analytics maintains a large freezer storage area with strict temperature requirements (-20° to -70° C) for all study samples, as well as a segregated sample log-in area to handle study sample shipping and receiving. All test facilities, study sample storage and archives enjoy comprehensive electronic monitoring for integrity and security 24/7.

Licenses and Security

  • DEA licensed for schedule II-IV controlled substances and biohazardous materials
  • Facility-wide environmental monitoring 
  • Fully secured facilities with 24/7 monitoring
  • Generator back-up for facility and instrumentation protection
  • Fireproof server room with 24/7 alarm monitoring

Location

Alturas Analytics is located in the Pacific Northwest, less than eight miles from two major academic research institutions, the University of Idaho and Washington State University. This desirable proximity allows access to talented scientists with the added benefit of high retention of valuable team members. The low humidity and stable climate make it an ideal location for a laboratory. Alturas Analytics is easily accessible through Spokane International Airport (GEG), Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport (LWS), and the Moscow-Pullman Regional Airport (PUW).


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