Guardtech to exhibit at Med-Tech Expo

The controlled environment specialist will showcase its range of CleanCube portable cleanrooms and ISOPOD quick-assembly cleanrooms

Guardtech Cleanrooms will be returning to the Med-Tech Innovation Expo at Birmingham’s NEC on September 28 and 29, with several products and services to share with delegates.

The controlled environment specialist will showcase its range of CleanCube portable cleanrooms and ISOPOD quick-assembly cleanrooms at their B40 pitch at the event for medical device design and manufacturing technology.

The company will also discuss its turnkey construction operation, cleanroom servicing – including comprehensive maintenance, testing and validation – and its revamped furniture and equipment offerings.

Commercial Director Mark Wheeler said: “We’re so happy to finally be returning to the NEC for the Med-Tech Expo – and we can’t wait to show off our range of amazing cleanroom and laboratory solutions to those attending.

"Our CleanCube portable cleanrooms and ISOPOD modular cleanrooms are becoming increasingly popular with businesses that need laboratories or production solutions where space, time and budget is compromised. We’re urging as many people as possible to drop by our pitch this year and ask us about the wonderful work our team is doing across the UK.”

Guardtech has experienced significant growth in recent years, with seven additions to its core team of 16, underlined by design & build projects including major 600 sqm and 470 sqm controlled environment facility builds in Ireland and Hull, as well as a three-phase 2000 sqm life sciences build, which included a CNC laboratory and Grade D manufacturing and packaging cleanrooms.

Mr Wheeler added: “The scope of the projects we’ve been involved with has evolved throughout the dark days of the virus – beginning with working with manufacturers either producing ventilators or directly supplying vital components for ventilators.

“This involved either working on extremely quick turnaround new cleanroom facilities or providing our engineering skills to critical suppliers.

“The next phase of projects related to upscaling British-manufactured PPE, which experienced woeful shortages stemming from the inadequate domestic supply chain. Guardtech were proud to have the opportunity to work on cleanroom design & build projects for face mask manufacturing in the UK and Ireland, supported by government funding to upscale PPE capacity quickly.”

By far the busiest wave of related activity concerned testing, diagnostics and vaccine delivery, the company says. It became involved in a design and construction project for a COVID-testing reagent facility.

The company also provided more than 30 mobile testing facilities to provide various industries with COVID-19 PCR testing units.

Developed during the past year, the company's mobile cleanroom product, CleanCube, features controlled environments and laboratories in shipping containers, vehicular conversions and portable cabins.

“Using our vast controlled environment experience, talented designers and unflinching installation team, we devised a way to build cleanrooms and laboratories in shipping containers and Luton Box Vans,” Mr Wheeler said. “This meant that businesses were able to rapidly test their staff for coronavirus, thus helping not only their operations to continue, but helping to stop the spread of the virus and, ultimately, save lives.

“We’re looking forward to sharing these exciting innovations with delegates at Med-Tech next week – and hope that as many visitors as possible drop by our B40 stand to see what our work is all about.”

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