Parker Hannifin, a world-leading manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, has announced the creation of a new division, Parker Bioscience. The division, which has sites in Birtley, UK and Oxnard, California, will deliver international bioprocessing, food and beverage, and healthcare solutions that previously operated under the Parker domnick hunter brand.
Parker Bioscience designs, supplies and delivers whole systems for both upstream and downstream pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and provides filtration solutions for the global food and beverage industry.
According to the company, the integrated bioprocessing solutions provided by Parker Bioscience speed up development times, increase efficiency and safety, and enable reproducible quality. Incorporating SciLog® and domnick hunter, Parker Bioscience combines filtration, single-use fluid-handling systems and sensors into automated single-use solutions.
The new division will also build on Parker domnick hunter’s heritage in the food and beverage sector, for which it provides a wide range of filtration solutions, and will specialize in the brewing, bottled water, wine and dairy industries, and support companies in improving process control, efficiency and security throughout their production and packaging processes.
The launch of the new division coincides with increased investment by Parker Hannifin in its Birtley, UK site. In 2017, the company announced that the facility was to start manufacturing the company’s automated bioprocessing systems, complementing existing production at its site in Oxnard, California, while 2016 saw the introduction of a new ISO Class 7 cleanroom at the facility, from which Parker Bioscience is now producing single-use manifolds incorporating tubing, bioprocess containers, filters, sensors and other components for use in the bioprocessing industry.
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