Pall to open Life Sciences Centre of Excellence in Portsmouth, UK

Will complement other centres in the US

Pall Corporation, headquartered in Port Washington, New York, is to open a state-of–the-art Life Sciences Centre of Excellence at its new Harbourgate site in Portsmouth, UK, in the middle of the year.

The supplier of separation systems and filtration, separation and purification technologies to pharma and biotech companies says the Centre of Excellence (COE) will offer a full suite of capabilities including cell culture, purification, analytical solutions, protein characterisation and microbiological tools. It will complement recently announced Life Sciences Centres in the US (Westborough, Massachusetts and Menlo Park, California) as well as investments previously announced in China, Singapore and India.

‘The announcement of Pall’s new Portsmouth Centre of Excellence provides another example of our commitment to meeting the diverse needs of our Life Sciences customers across the globe,’ said Yves Baratelli, President, Pall Life Sciences.

‘Portsmouth represents an important Life Sciences hub for Pall. By upgrading and expanding our capabilities at the site, we are not only enhancing our ability to service our customers, but also creating a multi-disciplinary and responsive environment in which Pall scientists and engineers can thrive and innovate.’

The Portsmouth COE will include a dedicated 4000m2 scientific area with a connected walkway to another recently opened facility that houses an additional 2000m2 for Life Sciences technical support and training, R&D engineering and product management. Manufacturing and test areas will remain at the current Walton Road site in Portsmouth.

In addition to customer service support, COE offerings will include the development, testing and validation of products that now form part of Pall’s portfolio.