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Terra Universal is the leading manufacturing expert in critical environment applications, with over 40 years of design and fabrication experience in cleanroom- and laboratory-based industries. Terra manufactures comprehensive lines of modular cleanrooms, pass-through chambers, glove boxes, laminar flow benches and furnishings. Custom work is no problem; our engineers work with yours to meet unique requirements.

Terra also brings to its customers decades of experience in technical, consultative sales, as well as online resources to assist in product selection and configuration.

Photo above: Terra-manufactured cleanroom, showing laminar flow and fume hood, carts and other furnishings provided for an ISO 5 processing operation.

Terra Universal: Quick Facts
Products & Services Manufacturer of critical-environment enclosures and furnishings
Distributor of laboratory equipment, lab furnishings and related products
Terra provides comprehensive installation resources and access to certification and other 3rd-party testing services.
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Principal Product Lines Modular cleanrooms, pass-through chambers, glove boxes, hoods, desiccators, workstations, laboratory equipment
Location Fullerton, CA USA
Driving directions from local airports
Founded 1976
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Industries Served Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Medical Devices, Medical, Semiconductor, Electronics, Aerospace, Optics/Photonics, General R&D, and other industries requiring precise control of critical environmental conditions
Regions Served Terra serves customers globally and honors its published catalog and web prices worldwide.
Key US Clients – see below
Key International Clients
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One-Stop Product Source
Terra Universal combines design and fabrication experience in the critical environment industry with a wide range of innovative lab equipment products from some of the most respected brands. Terra's comprehensive lines include sample prep and lab instruments from our premier suppliers, including products for PCR amplification, cell culture, precision weighing, and long term storage.

Long-Standing Reputation
For nearly 40 years, Terra has served the semiconductor, aerospace, life science, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device markets. Through our worldwide network of reps, we supply labs in a variety of facilities around the globe. Terra's key customers include some of the largest research and production facilities in the world:

Semiconductor Aerospace Medical/Hospital Medical Device
Hitachi Globa Boeing Cedar Sinai Medical Center Siemens Health Care
Lexmark Intl. Lockheed Martin Mountain State Health Bacterin International
KLA-Tencor Rockwell Collins, Inc. National Institutes of Health OPKO Diagnostics
Intel Raytheon Systems VA Hospitals Medtronic, Inc.
IBM JPL Cardinal Health Abbott Labs
Samsung SpaceX St. Jude Medical Covidien/Tyco Healthcare
Hewlett Packard Northrop Grumman Carestream Health Cameron Health
GE Lawrence Livermore Providence Health System GE Healthcare
Qualcomm Sandia National Labs Baylor Health Care System Ethicon, Inc.
Triquint Teledyne Mayo Clinic Boston Scientific
ON Semiconductor Honeywell Johns Hopkins Medical Center Terumo Cardiovascular
Motorola L-3 Communications Long Beach Memorial Alcon Research
Biotechnology Pharmaceutical Universities Other Key Clients
Millipore Corporation Pfizer, Inc. Ohio State University Google
Genzyme Corporation Genentech Duke University Kimberly Clark
Organogenesis, Inc. Baxter Healthcare Penn State University 3M
Meridian Bioscience Amgen, Inc. UCSF FLIR Systems
Affymetrix, Inc. Teva Pharmaceuticals University of North Carolina Moog Inc
Celgard, LLC Merck Case Western Reserve NIST
Life Technologies GlaxoSmithKline University of Texas Naval Research Lab
Becton Dickinson Johnson & Johnson MIT Kewaunee Scientific
MedImmune, Inc. Watson Labs Harvard Corning
Alcon Labs Gilead University of Toronto Dow Chemical
Pacific Biosciences, Inc. Roche, Inc. Cal Tech JDS Uniphase
Proliant, Inc. Schering Plough Stanford University Bausch & Lomb

BELOW: Just a few of the unique facilities Terra has designed, built and equipped.
negative pressure cold storage
A negative pressure research facility processing human cell lines for drug discovery. Terra built the cleanroom suites and outfitted the lab with hoods, cabinets, work stations, analytical instruments and furniture. A cold storage facility for preserving human tissue samples in ultra-low chest freezers for a pharmaceutical company undergoing clinical trials.
glove box isolators USP 797
An integrated system of glove box isolators for a government agency storing meteorite samples. The isolators are designed to reproduce low particle, low humidity, atmospheric conditions found in outer space. A cleanroom facility designed and furnished per the regulations of USP 797 for low risk sterile compounding of active pharmaceutical ingredients.
sterile cleanroom thermal vacuum chamber
A sterile cleanroom suite designed to house a sterile pharmaceutical vial filling operation. The suite is composed of electropolished, 304 grade stainless steel to maintain a true aseptic, bio-safe environment. A cleanroom designed to house a thermal vacuum chamber for a university performing testing of spacecraft parts within a simulated space environment.
R and D room aseptic bio-safe facility
An R&D cleanroom for a private life science company developing genomics and proteomics assays along with bacterial gene synthesis. An aseptic, bio-safe, 4,000 square foot facility for a pharmaceutical drug discovery company undergoing clinical trials. The facility included bio-reactors, specialty hoods, biosafety cabinets and cold storage systems.

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Convenient Online Purchasing
Thousands of products are available for purchase through Terra's e-commerce portal, which accepts both PO and credit card payment methods in a PCI-compliant, secure environment. Online orders are processed and shipped for customers worldwide. A Quote Cart system allows submission of products for budgetary or customization quotes.


Pricing and Application Resources
Terra publishes competitive prices in our print and Internet catalogs, eliminating "crisis pricing" and taking the hassle and guesswork out of equipment budgeting. Our list prices are honored worldwide.

Extensive, free technical resources, including video tutorials and white papers, help guide purchasing decisions and can be easily accessed through Terra's Resource Library, our technical support site. All of Terra's videos are available for free on our YouTube channel.

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In addition, Terra's free app Control+ offers an easy-to-navigate encyclopedia of information on the critical environment industry. The app can be downloaded through the Apple and Google Play stores.


The status of an order placed with Terra can be traced online through our OnTrak system, which integrates with shop work orders to provide a real-time report of order progress.

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Browse and download Terra's 10 product-line and application specific catalogs, which feature full product photos and current pricing.

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Terra strives to maintain the highest ethical standards in all business and personal dealings. View our Code of Conduct here.

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Interested in doing business with Terra? View our standard terms and conditions, in their entirety, here.

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Select and Configure
Product Selector guides you through specification- and application-based questions to arrive at the product that's right for your application. Selection results display in real-time, allowing you to filter products quickly and efficiently until you arrive at manageable number of choices.



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From the selection results page, you can compare the specifications, prices and build times of up to four individual models. Comparison results include complete product descriptions, enlargeable images, and links to order or request a quote.


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If product configuration is necessary, Terra's System Builder next guides you step-by-step through all of the required and application-specific accessories. Each system can be saved to your account and purchased online, and you can share systems with colleagues through a unique URL generated for each system.


International Representative Network
To better serve our key clients all around the world, Terra supports a growing list of international sales representatives. The rep network is comprised of local companies with whom Terra partners, familiar with the language and business environment in more than 18 countries.

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E-Newsletter Product Guide
Terra's opt-in monthly e-newsletter highlights new products, promotional specials, and online tools that help you perform your work more economically and efficiently. Each issue also includes an updated digital catalog with comprehensive equipment specifications and pricing.

Missed an issue? Look on our blog pages to access archived e-newsletters: Laboratory-Equipment and TerraUniversal.

Terra respects our customers' privacy. Email addresses are never shared, and you can update your subscription preferences at any time.

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Technical Sales Support
Our technical sales staff includes engineers and scientists with years of research and production experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, biomedical, mechanical and electrical engineering. The support team is available from 5:30 am until 5:30 pm Pacific Time each weekday.

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Laboratory Equipment Website, Terra's dedicated laboratory website, provides thousands of innovative products at unbeatable prices. Drawing from many of the best-know equipment suppliers, this site offers a comprehensive range of solutions that complement Terra's manufactured product lines. 

Training Center and Showroom
Located in Fullerton, close to the major life science hub of San Diego and the major technology hub of Los Angeles, Terra's facility boasts over 220,000 square feet of manufacturing, product storage and office space, including a large dedicated showroom and training center.

Your One-Stop Source for Critical Environment Solututions!
Terra's manufacturing capabilities, technical expertise and supplier network place us in a unique position to meet your critical environment requirements.

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