CASE STUDY: FOTMER LIFE SCIENCES
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HARD FACTS:
Project:
Genetics Lab
Location:
Parque de las Ciencias
Area: 500m2
Built: 2018
Licenses: IRCCA, MoH
Certification: GACP
Project:
R&D Lab
Location:
Parque de las Ciencias
Area: 100m2
Built: 2018
Licenses: IRCCA, MoH
Certification: GMP
Project:
Cultivation Facility
Location:
Zona Franca Colonia Suiza
Area: 50.000m2
Built: 2018
Licenses: IRCCA, MoH
Certification: GACP
Project:
Dry & Cure Facility
Location:
Zona Franca Colonia Suiza
Area: 1.000m2
Built: 2018-1019
Licenses: IRCCA, MoH
Certification: GMP
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   In October 2017, Fotmer was granted the first-ever Medical Cannabis license in Uruguay. Tanagram was tasked by Fotmer founders to have all the infrastructure & facilities running to have their 1st successful harvest in March 2019.

By that time, the company was just a dream with no investors, no employees, no properties or whatsoever, no clients, and barely a vision of what they intended to do.

 

 The targets were moving all the time and we were running behind the plant life cycle.

  The first target was to have the Genetics-lab ready by July 2018. 

Among different challenges, we were in charge of source, form, and lead a team to take care of:

  • Location sourcing

  • Rent leasing negotiation & agreements

  • Duty-free zone permits

  • GACP & GMP compliance

  • MoH (Minister of Health) licensing

  • Cultivation specif equipment sourcing and importation

  • Facilities design & built

 

 Since there was no previous Uruguayan experience in any of the things we were tasked with, we needed to open several new doors and sometimes lead the different government authorities and regulatory entities. 

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The Genetics Lab at Zona Franca Parque de las Ciencias project presented several challenges. The project consisted of an indoor cultivation facility divided into two main rooms: the mother's room and the clone's room. It had to meet the GACP (good agricultural and collect practices) criteria plus the IRCCA guidelines.

 We had only 3 months from when the project was launched (June 2018) to have the facility ready to receive the mother's plants.

To accomplish the task we implemented a very efficient system where we simultaneously developed the design concepts while we were preselecting contractors and suppliers with whom we were developing, technology and price estimates. 

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