Invests to increase capacity at County Waterford and build new storage facility in California
Vindon Scientific (Ireland) has made an unspecified ‘substantial’ investment in the country’s only IMB certified, GMP-compliant stability storage facility in Tramore, County Waterford.
By trebling capacity at the facility to 350m3, Vindon is now able to offer clients stability storage, freezer storage and –80ºC ultra-low temperature storage.
Vindon Scientific, a leader in controlled environment storage services and equipment, is also investing heavily in a new storage facility in Orange County, California, US. This facility is scheduled for completion by June. Vindon Scientific (USA) will also provide full logistics support from its California base to ensure a comprehensive and complete service. This builds on the company’s US presence in Atlanta, Georgia.
‘These investments are an investment in our partnership with both our Ireland and US customers,’ said Patrick Jackson, Vindon Business Development Director. ‘The expansion has broadened our operational base in both countries and underscores our dedication to retaining our global reputation.’
Vindon Ireland’s business strategy is based on establishing strategic alliances with major biotech and pharmaceutical companies with operational facilities in the country. Vindon says it can manage all storage of needs of clients, including palletised product and large bulk chemical storage down to a single sample.
The investment at the County Waterford facility comes as demand for pharma and biopharm storage services increases. With the pharmaceutical sector in Ireland currently contributing around €55bn to the Irish economy, the need for controlled environment storage and Vindon’s services has never been greater.
Vindon now provides stability storage at a complete range of ICH conditions as well as unique conditions. The company also provides cell, tissue and biological storage services at –5ºC, –20ºC, –70ºC and –80ºC. Vindon’s HTA licensed UK Cryobank also provides cell storage at cryogenic temperatures down to –196ºC.