The new cleanroom facility.

New bioprocessing facility means 10 new jobs near Blackpool

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) is an award winning company which has been expanding its Cork base over the last few years.

It has now launched production of puresu single-use assemblies at its new facility in Cork on the New Mallow Road creating 10 new roles.

The ISO 14644-1 Class 7 cleanroom is fully certified to meet the demands of the highly regulated pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing and food and beverage sectors, offering a high quality and reliable supply for the growing Irish market.

This newly expanded facility will provide global expertise within Ireland, offering a sustainable, robust, local supply of vital bioprocess single-use assemblies for biopharmaceutical production that reflects WMFTG’s commitment to engineering a sustainable future. The site will also provide customer service and support for WMFTG’s Ireland-based customers.

puresu custom single-use assemblies are designed to meet the needs of any bioprocess, offering a range of different tubing and single-use components. These can be combined across an open architecture design to create a dependable fluid path customised to specific bioprocessing requirements.

The new 156 m2 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, commented: “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 congratulated the company, adding: “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.”