Investment secured to develop range of environmental monitoring solutions
Pinpoint Scientific has secured investment to aid the development of its ImpactAir range of environmental monitoring solutions. Cherwell Laboratories and Development Bank of Wales (DBW) have both invested in Pinpoint and taken a minority share in the business. The investment not only secures jobs in South Wales, a key objective of DBW, but also allows the business to bring to the market some exciting new products within the ImpactAir range. Cherwell is an existing distributor of ImpactAir products in the UK, and, has also taken a seat on the Pinpoint board to help with business strategy and planning.
Gethin Jones, Managing Director of Pinpoint and the designer of the ImpactAir product, said: “This is an exciting time for Pinpoint. We have been working on very innovative ideas to develop a new generation of microbial air monitors to meet the new pharmaceutical regulations. This investment is perfect timing for Pinpoint and allows us to create a range of ground-breaking products for this market.”
Cherwell’s Managing Director Andy Whittard added: “I am really excited to join up with Gethin and the team at Pinpoint and help create an exciting range of products for pharma EM. The Annex 1 revision is potentially going to shift the dynamics for EM within grade A spaces and I think Pinpoint are well placed to service that need with innovative and highly effective monitoring devices.”
The ImpactAir range of microbial air samplers is shortly to be expanded with the introduction of the new ImpactAir ISO-90 monitoring platform. ImpactAir is designed for continuous monitoring in high-grade areas, where in-process sampling of viable particles is often critical. The ImpactAir ISO is a modular system designed to integrate into isolators or RABS, using an external controller and local or remotely located air mover. It can be designed in almost any orientation using standard or custom-made connections. The ISO-90-Monitoring Head features a chamber for 90-mm agar plates and a highly efficient slit-to-agar sampling method. The low D50 value and ability to sample for long periods makes the ISO-90 ideal for continuous monitoring.