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Watson-Marlow to open new cleanroom in Cork

Posted on 19 Nov 2020 and read 277 times
Watson-Marlow to open new cleanroom in CorkWatson-Marlow Ltd Ireland, a global leader in fluid management technology, is set to open a new ‘state of the art’ facility in Cork, Ireland. The ISO 14644-1 Class 7 cleanroom will be added to the company’s existing Cork site and will be certified to meet the demands of the highly regulated pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing sector in Ireland.

With more than 85 leading biotech and pharma companies in Ireland, Watson-Marlow has recognised the country’s role as a headquarters for the European biopharma market, driving the development of innovative science and medicine.

The expansion of Watson-Marlow’s Cork facility will provide global expertise within Ireland, offering a high quality and reliable supply allied with customer service and local support. Watson-Marlow’s Ireland-based customers will be able to locally access essential bioprocess single-use assemblies for biopharmaceutical production.

The facility is currently in development and will be validated to ISO 9001 Quality Management System standards early next year and will create new employment opportunities in Cork.

Denis Coll, Biopharm sector manager – Ireland, said: “We are delighted to build on our presence in Cork, reflecting the wealth of talent and opportunity available and the importance of Ireland in the growth of the global biopharmaceutical industry.

“Our ‘puresu’ single-use assemblies [a range of tubing and single-use components] harness Watson-Marlow’s extensive experience in biopharmaceutical processing and the new facility will provide biotech and pharma manufacturing organisations in Ireland with specifically designed, validated products to support their innovation.

“The new ISO accredited facility offers a sustainable, Ireland-based supply chain that reflects Watson-Marlow’s commitment to engineering a sustainable future.”