Airology are experts in Research Cleanrooms.

We produce quality, bespoke cleanrooms for research settings, making the best use of space to ensure sterile, controlled environments for procedures and preparation.

In fields dealing with chemical compounds, biological materials, or sensitive archaeological artefacts, any contamination during experiments or tests can cause problems for the research. Samples can be damaged, and unexpected results stemming from the presence of microbes or particulate matter can have severe effects on the reliability of research.

Why Researchers need a cleanroom

In some fields, credible research needs a controlled environment to be carried out effectively. Without control of the air quality, researchers can not be as confident of their results due to the risk of contamination in the samples. Contamination could include dust, air pollution, or microorganisms.

Research laboratory cleanrooms are important in reducing the risk of contamination and the need for costly testing and experimentation to be repeated.

Research Laboratory Cleanroom Classification

The classification of reserarch cleanrooms determines the number of airborne particles permitted per cubic metre of space. There are three main classifications that we work with: ISO, GMP and FED.

All of these classify cleanrooms based on the maximum allowable concentrations (particles/cubic metre) for particles of certain sizes for each class.

ISO cleanroom standards, set out in ISO 14644-1, range from 1 to 9, with 1 being the cleanest and 9 being similar to ordinary indoor air.

What are the Requirements for Research Cleanrooms?

The standards of university research laboratory cleanrooms vary depending on the intended use. A chemistry lab will have a different grade than an archaeology lab, for example.

As a guide, the classification of research labs we have worked on previously has ranged from ISO 7 to ISO 5. Cleanrooms work by changing the air frequently and filtering the incoming air to reduce the concentration of particulate matter per cubic metre below a certain level.

Cleanrooms can also be equipped to control other environmental factors, such as light levels, temperature, humidity and air pressure, enabling the preservation of sensitive samples.

The requirements of your specific cleanroom project will depend on the intended use and design. Our cleanrooms are validated by an independent inspector on completion, so you can be confident that the installation meets ISO requirements.

Why work with Airology Systems for your cleanroom?

With over 25 years of experience in the cleanroom industry, we have extensive knowledge of cleanroom technology and classifications. With this knowledge and experience, we support you with the design and management of your whole cleanroom project, from initial concept to completion.

Once the design is finalised, we provide and liaise with specialists to install high-tech, high-quality solutions, creating a secure, controlled environment in your space. We are available for guidance throughout the project, by phone or email, and happy to offer advice where needed. On completion of the build, we arrange an independent validation assessment, giving you confidence that our solutions meet the specifications required.

What our customers say…

“Throughout the project Airology provided us with guidance and their expertise to ensure that the installation met our specific requirements and was completed on time. We are delighted with our state of the art Clean Room and the professional approach and support given to us by the Airology team was invaluable.”

Andrew Stringer Managing Director, Entaco Ltd

“During the initial design and build we worked closely with Airology to create a facility that will provide one of the most comprehensive GMP stability storage and testing services in Europe. Working with Airology as the principal contractor enabled us to deliver a significant building project, on-scope, on-time and on-budget.”

Mark HammondManaging Director, Intertek Melbourn Scientific

“We have used Airology extensively to install air conditioning in Grosvenor House so wanted them to handle the M & E but we also wanted a single locally based supplier for the refurbishment contract.  Airology were able to provide a comprehensive service including the raised floor, ceilings, decoration and carpeting as well as the M & E  and the project came in on budget, on time and the quality was excellent.”

Mark RobertsManaging Director, Loxton Developments Ltd

“Airology provided us with a bespoke, managed development which has allowed us to double our production output. The service and communication which we received at all stages of the project was excellent and any impact on our production was kept to an absolute minimum. Malosa Medical would definitely recommend Airology.”

Will Stewart Operations Manager, Malosa Medical

“Airology completed our installation with a high degree of professionalism and knowledge. P3 would have no hesitation in recommending the company for similar projects.”

Simon TalbotManaging Director, P3 Medical Ltd

“We would like to thank you for the way the works were carried out to a high standard with the minimum of disruption. From concept to completion your staff were very helpful and professional throughout. We would be pleased to recommend you in the future without hesitation.”

Dr SilvaPerfect Image Consultants

“The quality of the work has been to a high standard and the people who have worked on the project have been exceptional. There were some challenges to be dealt with, but as we thought the Airology team was first class at solving the problems and kept the project to time and to budget.”

Nigel SouthernRidgeway Biologicals

“I have worked with Airology for several years and always found them to be reliable and responsive in regard to the servicing and maintenance of our HVAC equipment.”

Colin Welsh Orbit Group

Other Case Studies…

Paragraf, Somersham - ISO 6 & ISO 8 Cleanrooms

They required a GMP Grade B, C and D cleanroom facility with temperature control, filtration, pressure monitoring and ventilation.

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Xeal Pharma, ISO 7 Multiroom Cleanroom, Birmingham

With a urgent requirement to expand their production facility to meet their increased demand, our client, a specialist in pharmaceutical production and distribution, requested our recommendations.

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Blink Medical / Corsa Medical, ISO 7 Cleanrooms, Solihull

We were appointed to help design and build an ISO 7 cleanroom facility to enable our client to manufacture products in house and create a quality control office to maintain their high quality standards.

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Exstent Ltd, ISO 5, ISO 6 & ISO 7 cleanroom, Tewkesbury

With a urgent requirement to expand their production facility to meet their increased demand, our client, a specialist in personalised external aortic root support, requested our recommendations.

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Automotive, ISO 7 Cleanroom, Bolton

We were appointed to design and build a cleanroom facility to enable our client to continue expanding their business and meet their growing demands by utilising their existing space more efficiently.

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Aerospace, ISO 7 and ISO 8 Cleanroom, Somerset

We were appointed to design and build a cleanroom facility along with quality review space to enable our client to continue expanding their business and meet their growing demands by utilising their existing space more efficiently.

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Testcard, ISO 8 Cleanroom, Scarborough

With an urgent requirement to expand their production facility to meet their increased demand, our client, a specialist in at-home medical testing providing immediate test results at a low cost, requested our recommendations.

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Andel Plastics Ltd, ISO 8 Cleanroom, Birmingham

With an urgent requirement to expand their production facility to meet their increased demand, our client, a specialist injection moulding and toolmaking company, requested our recommendations.

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Microsystems UK, ISO 7 Cleanroom, Warrington

Airology were appointed to design and build a cleanroom facility to enable our client to expand their business and meet their growing demands by creating a larger space for production and administration within their new premises.

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Trackwise, ISO 7 Cleanroom, Tewkesbury

We were appointed to design and build a cleanroom facility to enable our client to expand their business and meet their growing demands by creating a larger space for production.

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Always Pure Organics, ISO 8 Cleanroom, Manchester

We were appointed to help design and build an ISO 8 cleanroom facility to enable our client to manufacture products in house to maintain their high quality standards.

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Sheffield University, ISO 7 Cleanroom, Sheffield

Sheffield University required an ISO 7 cleanroom facility with temperature control and filtration to prevent contamination during testing, ensure high quality standards and efficient data analysis.

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Aerospace, Cleanroom Design, Somerset 2015

The client required an existing manufacturing space to be converted in an ISO 8 cleanroom facility with temperature control, filtration and pressure monitoring.

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Aerospace, ISO 7 and ISO 8 Cleanrooms, Somerset 2020

We were appointed to design and build a cleanroom facility to enable our client to continue expanding their business and meet their growing demands by utilising their existing space more efficiently.

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