Parker Biosciences Filtration boosts UK site with opening of new cleanroom


Manufacturing capabilities have been enhanced at the site with the launch of a new ISO Class 7 cleanroom facility in Birtley, UK

Parker Biosciences Filtration boosts UK site with opening of new cleanroom

Parker Biosciences Filtration has introduced an ISO Class 7 cleanroom at the new site in Birtley. The new cleanroom will be dedicated to the manufacture of single-use assemblies used in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The assemblies are supplied to customers fully assembled and pre-irradiated ready for direct use in their cleanroom facilities.

The new 600 sqm cleanroom will not only complement the existing cleanroom facilities but also provide additional manufacturing capacity for single-use technologies at the UK site. The site already has 2,400 sqm of cleanroom facilities dedicated to the manufacture of filtration products and single-use assemblies.

Parker Biosciences Filtrations is part of Parker Hannifin. It designs, supplies and delivers whole systems for both upstream and downstream pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

Commenting on the new cleanroom, Mike Brailsford, General Manager at Parker Bioscience Filtration, said it “will shorten the supply chain for our global customers and enhance our ability to meet growing market demand for single-use assemblies in the biopharmaceutical manufacturing sector.”

This facility is part of the phased investment programme at the site and in tandem with the launch of the new cleanroom, the Birtley site is getting a new manufacturing area for single-use sensing technologies used in biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

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Once completed, the overall investment will also see an expansion of Parker Bioscience Filtration’s laboratory, office and warehouse facilities, and will improve the sites capacity for the site's capacity solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.