Following the relocation of our Italian regional head office to Trescore, we have taken the opportunity to expand and improve the laboratory facility at our Seriate site.
Work is currently ongoing to triple the space of the laboratory, with the addition of dedicated chemistry areas for residual testing, an instrument maintenance and calibration support area, and new sample storage and preparation areas, where safety equipment and procedures will be implemented in furtherance of our continued focus on safe and efficient operations.
We are also adding new office space and two new cleanrooms, one of which is a Class 8 for biological indicator testing, while the other, a Class 7 cleanroom, will be dedicated to medical device sterility testing to support ISO 11137 work for the E-beam business in Italy, and to offer sterility testing to pharmaceutical Customers in the future.
Once the build is complete in the next few months, the team in Italy will be focused on gaining ISO 17025 and GMP accreditation.
All these factors will contribute to the continued growth of STERIS Laboratories in Italy, Europe and worldwide.