In 1995, the Biosurgical Research Unit (BRU), part of the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend in South Wales, established a small facility for producing sterile maggots for use in wound management.
By 2004, as the result of an increase in the popularity of the treatment and a change in the regulatory status of medical maggots, the production unit was no longer suitable for the purpose and we therefore needed to build a new facility that complied with current GMP guidelines for the production of sterile pharmaceutical products.
External view of cleanroom
" After some consideration we identified Bassaire as a company that could assist us with this unique venture.
Following several meetings with design engineers from Bassaire where our specific requirements were identified and discussed in detail, they were able to help us formulate an initial brief for Regulatory Approval.
Bassaire's involvement at this stage also helped us save internal space, reduce heat emissions and address sanitizing and maintenance issues.
The time spent with Bassaire discussing the initial layout was invaluable and has played a major part in ensuring that the unit that they have constructed for us is ideally suited to our purpose.
The standard of finish and the attention to detail that has been demonstrated at every stage of the construction process means that our company has a 'state of the art' Cleanroom Complex that undoubtedly represents the best sterile maggot production facility any where in the world. "
Dr Steve Thomas
Technical Director, Zoobiotic Ltd