Bigneat introduces modular cleanrooms for retro-installation


Cost effective alternative to traditional \'built\' facilities

Bigneat is the world's leading supplier of enclosures and containment systems to the pharmaceutical industry, drug development and life sciences for laboratory automation and robotic systems.

The company’s products are built to satisfy the demands for high standards of design, quality finish and longevity. Its extensive expertise in modular clean air and controlled environment enclosures has been in the design and manufacture of systems up to 3 metres wide, with panelling in mild steel, anodised aluminium, detailing in stainless steel, windows from cast acrylic and integrated robot electronics and control systems.

In the past 12 months Bigneat has increased its manufacturing capability and now manufactures larger production scale clean air enclosures, including 4 metre span construction, with features such as automated transfer ports, ventilated air lock transfer systems and ventilated waste containment.

Now that ‘Walk-In’ robotics enclosures include all the features of a standard cleanroom, Bigneat is introducing these systems to other industries where the manufacture or handling of items such as photonic equipment, medical devices, nanotechnology and microelectronic products requires high levels of contamination control and where a pristine clean environment is required.

Bigneat’s Mini Modular Cleanrooms (MMC range) offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional 'built' facilities. These cleanrooms are completely free-standing and are ideal for upgrading existing factory or laboratory space. Modular construction comprises 1 metre rigid panels which are strong and easy to clean, a real advantage over 'soft-wall' constructed facilities.

Mini Modular Cleanroom interior showing mass spectrometer and other analytical equipment

Mini Modular Cleanroom interior showing mass spectrometer and other analytical equipment

The range of well featured cleanrooms is offered with ISO 14644-1 Class 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 air qualities with or without controlled temperature and humidity. Filtration housings are roof mounted with a low level return route back to the filtration systems.

Features include positive and negative environment pressures, temperature and humidity control, airlock facilities for personnel, product and waste materials, visible and audible alarms for incorrect airflow conditions and safe-to-enter traffic light system.

Bigneat manufactures at its factory in Waterlooville and is accredited to ISO 9001: 2008 Standards. Its systems are delivered as flat packages for on-site assembly and the largest component is designed to fit through a standard sized doorway.

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Bigneat’s Managing Director Robert Monks said of the new MMC range: 'Working with our customers has enabled us to develop a range of quality cleanroom products. We are delighted to be able to offer the high level performance standards required of the pharmaceutical industry to all industries.'