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Channel Partner Expands Particle Counting Source Base in Ireland

May 06 2022

The Dublin-based counting and monitoring equipment partner expands options for the pharma and biotech sector

A new company formed by Validair has been appointed as a channel partner for Ireland by world-leading particle counter manufacturer and contamination control expert TSI Inc. The prestigious new agreement is effective from 1st May 2022, empowering Validair Monitoring Ireland Ltd to deliver services across the country from its new HQ in Dublin.

Validair’s new enterprise in Ireland offers the entire TSI range of products. Managing the new operation is Lead Systems Engineer Jon Whaler, a senior contamination control technical specialist and systems integration expert with more than 15 years’ experience at Validair across the UK. Whaler has been a key member of the core Validair team planning and establishing the new business in Ireland. He will assume responsibility for support services for the acclaimed range of TSI AeroTrak® airborne particle counter products and the FMS 5 Facility Monitoring System software.

Validair has also enlisted the specialist technical support of Conor Murray, who has exclusive responsibility for the unique TSI BioTrak® Real-Time Viable Particle Counter. Murray is Convenor of ISO/TC209 WG2 on Microbiological Contamination Control and Chair of the Irish Cleanroom Society. He believes the BioTrak to be a game-changer in pharmaceutical aseptic manufacture, especially in the context of Pharma 4.0 PAT and real-time release testing, where the BioTrak’s capabilities align with the forthcoming update to EU GMP Annex 1 and the mandate for continuous monitoring during Grade A manufacturing.

Simon Tebb, Sales Manager EMEA Controlled Environments at TSI Inc, commented on the dynamic new representation for the company’s product ranges. “TSI is delighted to have Validair Monitoring Ireland Ltd as a channel partner,” he said, adding: “Validair companies have demonstrated impressive capabilities with more than 120 TSI systems installed in the UK over the past 20 years, including the largest-ever global installation at Oxford Biomedica. We are very confident that the new venture will deliver the same excellent level of results that Validair customers in other territories have come to expect.”

As part of the group of Validair companies that include Validair Monitoring Solutions Ltd and Validair Diamond Scientific, customers of the new Ireland enterprise will benefit from access to over 20 field service and specialist technical engineers as well as a vast pool of industry knowledge. Validair’s expertise covers markets that include pharmaceutical, life sciences, biotech & research, healthcare, semiconductor, graphene development, Gigafactory battery manufacturing, automotive and aerospace.

Validair Monitoring Ireland Ltd will be exhibiting at the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) Robotics & Automation Conference at the Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport Hotel on 16th and 17th May 2022.

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