The installation of a 460 sq. m. ISO Class 7 cleanroom, fully fitted with custom stainless steel furniture, has increased Parker Bioscience Filtration’s capacity for the production of single-use manifolds used in biopharmaceutical processing.
The cleanroom facility at Parker Bioscience’s site in Birtley, U.K., houses a main production area and includes change and transfer areas, plus an unclassified office area.
Integrated cleanroom solutions provider Connect 2 Cleanrooms (C2C) provided a cleanroom design and build service, with cleanroom validation and bespoke furniture.
“A single point of contact for the cleanroom construction, furniture supply and room validation gave us confidence that our needs would be met from all aspects of developing our new facility,” says Gavin Watson, Project Engineer at Parker Bioscience Filtration. “This ensured our requirements were fully realised by using a single supplier with multiple areas of expertise.”
The made-to-order tables are able to accommodate the size and load bearing requirements of Parker Bioscience Filtration’s large-scale production machinery. The transfer of products along the production line is facilitated with clearing trolleys.
Parker Bioscience Filtration’s product transfer and operator gowning Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) are supported by stainless steel racking, specialist gowning storage and step-over benches.
The furniture is made from a high quality grade 304 stainless steel with a brushed finish, which is easy to clean with SOP compatible corrosion resistance.
This comprehensive package provided a fully kitted-out cleanroom facility, relieving Parker of the logistical demands of sourcing from multiple suppliers. This resulted in quicker project delivery of a facility which matches the high standard of quality, which Parker is well known for.
The Parker Bioscience cleanroom project was completed in August 2018. The project team consisted of Lois Barnes (account manager), Camille Whitty (CAD engineer) and Mark Jackson (cleanroom installation and validation manager (site lead)).