Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Comparative Medicine 
Intermediate level

Lean applied to biomedical research, in vivo or animal-related research

Tuesday, Oct. 10 Location Code
8:45am-2:30pm Hynes Center, Level 3, Room 313 TT/10



NOTE: There will be walking between and within buildings on this tour, including walking outside.

Attendees must bring ID.

On this tour, attendees will see lean applied to biomedical research in a unique way, in the form of large-scale, top quality, in vivo, or animal-related research support management. See how innovative forms of lean are benefiting animals, workers and science alike, in a setting similar to clinical care. Discover how foundational methods like 5S, visual controls and standardization are applied within CCM’s processes. Learn why all CCM personnel receive training in lean management tools and techniques and how they are expected to identify opportunities to continuously improve every day.


At Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM), its mission is to provide the highest quality laboratory animal care and veterinary medical services to MGH investigators, and to ensure that all research animals are maintained and used in accordance with pertinent laws, regulations and accreditation standards that assure a balance of good science with good animal welfare.

Restrictions / Requirements

To participate in a tour, all attendees must adhere to and respect the tour hosts' restrictions and requirements.
Non-adherence may exclude you from a tour.

  • No recording devices
  • Other: See tour description
  • No cell phones
  • Leather like closed-toe shoes (No high heels)
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt/blouse
  • Long pants (no shorts, skirts, dresses)