STERIS Laboratories is expanding capacity at our site in Tullamore, Ireland, by building a new state-of-the-art laboratory.

The new laboratory will double the size of the existing laboratory, improve the process flow, and upgrade the overall level of the test areas by adding a Class 6 cleanroom.

It will also allow further expansion, as required by our Customers, with space for new tests to be added.

Planning permission has been obtained and the build has begun, with the laboratory planned to be operational in the second half of 2019.

The expansion of the laboratory follows the installation of a second E-beam facility, the introduction of vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) processing capability, and the addition of extra ethylene oxide processing capacity at the Tullamore site.

Lorraine Moran, STERIS AST Regional Director for Ireland, states: “This expansion is excellent news and supports our commitment to providing both our global and local Customers with processing options.

“It not only ensures the processing capacity for existing and new Customers to grow, but also gives small indigenous Irish Customers the assurance of a sterile solution for their new product developments close to home.”