Watson-Marlow launches bioprocessing production at Cork facility

The expanded facility will provide global expertise within Ireland, offering sustainable, robust bioprocess single-use assemblies for biopharmaceutical production

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, a provider of fluid management technology, has initiated production of puresu single-use assemblies at its facility in Cork, Ireland, creating 10 roles. The ISO 14644-1 Class 7 cleanroom is certified to meet the demands of the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing and food and beverage sectors.

The expanded facility will provide global expertise within Ireland, offering sustainable, robust bioprocess single-use assemblies for biopharmaceutical production. The site will also provide customer service and support for the company’s Ireland-based customers.

The company’s custom single-use assemblies are designed to meet the needs of any bioprocess, offering different tubing and single-use components. These can be combined across an open architecture design to create a fluid path customised to specific bioprocessing requirements. The 156 sqm cleanroom facility is validated to ISO 9001 Quality Management System standards and will provide ready-to-use assemblies that offer lot traceability to meet cGMP guidelines.

Graham Doyle, General Manager, WMFTG Ireland, said: “WMFTG has a long history of success in Ireland and we’re delighted to build on our established presence in Cork. The new facility will provide biotech, pharma, food and beverage manufacturing organisations in Ireland with specifically designed, validated products to support their innovation, based on our extensive experience across multiple industries.”

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, said: “Congratulations to the Watson-Marlow team on this latest expansion, which will create 10 new jobs in the company’s facility on the New Mallow Rd. Ireland is globally recognised for excellence in the biopharmaceutical sector, allowing us to attract the very best investment. I wish the team continued success with their work here.”

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