Installation of a cleanroom increases sales at Amies Innovation

Medical Moulding Company takes advantage of the full package from Connect 2 Cleanrooms

The ISO Class 7 modular cleanroom

Following the installation of its ISO Class 7 modular cleanroom in September 2013, supplied by Connect 2 Cleanrooms, Amies Innovation has continued to benefit from the cleanroom validation and consumable aspects of the business.

W.E. Amies was established in 1929 as a moulding company. In 2011 it launched its sister company, Amies Innovation, to allow it to focus exclusively on the requirements of its medical technology customers.

Amies Innovation manufactures injection moulded components for use in non-invasive detection, measurement and monitoring tests.

Typical applications include parts and assemblies for point of care testing (POCT), screening for MRSA, drug abuse and monitoring blood coagulation for anticoagulant users.

Why did Amies Innovation require a cleanroom?

In 2013 Amies Innovation was approached by IMI Norgren regarding a new project. One pre-requisite for the project was that Amies Innovation had to achieve the accreditation ISO 13485 and operations were to be carried out within a cleanroom.

At the time it agreed that if it were to win the tender for the project it would install a cleanroom at its premises in Derbyshire. To win the contract it began to research cleanroom companies.

How did Connect 2 Cleanrooms help?

Following a recommendation from Amies Innovations moulding machinery supplier, Connect 2 Cleanrooms was identified as the preferred cleanroom supplier.

Coonect 2 Cleanrooms designed, manufactured and installed a modular hardwall panel system with a softwall entrance at its premises in Chesterfield covering 25.5m².

The cleanroom, which was designed to achieve 96 air changes per hour, includes the ECO 1 System allowing the operators to constantly monitor the cleanroom by recording the temperature, humidity, filter pressure and particle counts.

Branding applied to the external hardwall panels personalised the room and added to the appeal of the design and the transfer hatch ensured contamination free transfer of tooling equipment.

As IMI Norgen required cleanroom operations, the modular cleanroom option was the ideal choice for Amies Innovation, because it allows it to expand or relocate the cleanroom at a later date based on the businesses capacity requirements.

How has Amies Innovation benefited from the installation of the cleanroom?

Bob Ball, Managing Director at Amies Innovation, praised the services of Connect 2 Cleanrooms: “The installation of our cleanroom has not only increased our sales but has also improved our credibility within the medical sector. It has been fully operational for 3 years and we are now looking to expand the room to house additional machinery due to the manufacturing demand.”

Today, Amies Innovation continues to benefit from the after-care service from Connect 2 Cleanrooms and its consumable division, Cleanroomshop.com, supplies a range of consumables, equipment and furniture to the cleanroom industry worldwide.

As part of the after-care service, Amies takes advantage of the yearly validation service as part of its service contract, which ensures the cleanroom solution continues to work at the efficiency required by Amies Innovation.

Connect 2 Cleanrooms is an award winning industry leader, creating modular cleanroom solutions for critical environments, both in the UK and internationally.

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