Following the installation of their ISO Class 7 modular cleanroom in September 2013, supplied by Connect 2 Cleanrooms, Amies Innovation has continued to benefit from the cleanroom validation and consumable aspects of the business.
W.E. Amies was established in 1929 as a moulding company. In 2011 they launched their sister company, Amies Innovation, to allow them to focus exclusively on the requirements of their medical technology customers. Amies Innovation manufacture injection moulded components for use in non-invasive detection, measurement and monitoring tests. Typical applications include parts and assemblies for point of care testing (POCT), screening for MRSA, drug abuse and monitoring blood coagulation for anticoagulant users.
Why did Amies Innovation require a cleanroom?
In 2013 they were approached by IMI Norgren regarding a new project. One pre-requisite for the project was that Amies Innovation had to achieve the accreditation ISO 13485 and operations were to be carried out within a cleanroom. At the time they agreed that if they were to win the tender for the project they would install a cleanroom at their premises in Derbyshire. To win the contract they began to research cleanroom companies.
How did Connect 2 Cleanrooms help?
Following a recommendation from Amies Innovations moulding machinery supplier, Connect 2 Cleanrooms were identified as the preferred cleanroom supplier. They designed, manufactured and installed a modular hardwall panel system with a softwall entrance at their premises in Chesterfield covering 25.5m². The cleanroom, which has been designed to achieve 96 air changes per hour, includes the ECO 1 System allowing the operators to constantly monitor the cleanroom by recording the temperature, humidity, filter pressure and particle counts. Branding applied to the external hardwall panels personalise the room and add to appeal of the design and the transfer hatch ensures contamination free transfer of tooling equipment.
The modular cleanroom option was the ideal choice for Amies Innovation, due to IMI Norgren being a new project and their first requirement for cleanroom operations, as it allows them to expand or relocate their cleanroom at a later date based on the businesses capacity requirements.
How have Amies Innovation benefited from the installation of the Cleanroom?
Bob Ball, MD at Amies Innovation, praised the services of Connect 2 Cleanrooms ‘The installation of our cleanroom has not only increased our sales but has also improved our credibility within the medical sector. It has been fully operational for 3 years and we are now looking to expand the room to house additional machinery due to the manufacturing demand.’
Today, Amies Innovation continues to benefit from the after-care service from Connect 2 Cleanrooms and their consumables division, Cleanroomshop.com. As part of the after-care service, Amies takes advantage of the yearly validation service as part of their service contract, which ensures the cleanroom solution continues to work at the efficiency required by Amies Innovation.
Connect 2 Cleanrooms is an award winning industry leader, creating modular cleanroom solutions for critical environments, both in the UK and internationally. Its consumable division, Cleanroomshop.com, supplies a range of consumables, equipment and furniture to the cleanroom industry worldwide.