Abbott Laboratories Molecular Diagnostics

Des Plaines, Illinois

Riley Construction Company provided construction management for the 208,000 SF renovation of the Abbott Molecular Diagnostics (AMD) facility. The AMD group supports all administrative, research, and development functions; manufacturing and distribution requirements, and is devoted to the discovery and manufacturing of molecular diagnostics products for cancer, HIV and other medical conditions.

The project included construction for room classifications V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, and XI. Areas constructed include laboratories, airlocks, cold storage rooms, manufacturing areas, offices, warehouse, and mechanical support facilities.

The facility serves as the headquarters for the molecular diagnostics business providing tests and automated instrument systems to detect pathogens, and subtle changes in patients’ genes, and chromosomes, permitting earlier diagnosis of disease.

The project addressed space shortages resulting in the relocation of activities previously performed in Downers Grove, and Abbott Park, IL.


  • Size: 208,000 SF