ILS makes further progress with new facility

All media will now be produced in house, giving greater flexibility to meet the changing requirements of customers

International Laboratory Services (ILS) has made considerable progress with its new state-of-the-art facility in Shardlow, Derbyshire, UK, following a fire in February 2013.

The pathogen laboratory, quality control laboratory and media preparation sections have now moved into the laboratory, which is fitted with all-new equipment.

All media will now be produced in house, giving greater flexibility to meet the changing requirements of customers, removing out of stock issues and giving greater management over quality control and quality assurance, the company says.

Greater capacity in the pathogen and quality control laboratories will provide an enhanced, more responsive and flexible service to meet the needs of customers.

Having the opportunity to redesign the facility and the laboratory work ‘Process Flow’, has allowed ILS to pass on the benefits of fast and on time delivery to customers, coupled with increased quality and economies of scale, enabling the company to provide a service of the highest scientific standards and remain at the forefront of contract laboratory testing.

'We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience, ongoing support and commitment to ILS during the redevelopment process,' say Lorraine Bater, Operations Director, and Stewart Neithercut, Head of Business Development.

'We are currently planning a celebratory event to showcase our new facility. The event will also be an excellent opportunity for our customers to familiarise themselves with our capabilities. The recovery process has been extensive; we would also like to thank our staff and colleagues in the industry for their extraordinary dedication, hard work and support during this difficult and challenging period.'