Commitment to Pharmaceutical Microbiology in Republic of Ireland

By Gill Power

New Irish Sales Specialist will be attending Irish Pharmig Conference


Ritchie Mooney Cherwell Laboratoies' Irish Sales Specialist


Bicester, UK, 4th May 2016: Cherwell Laboratories, specialists in cleanroom microbiology solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries, are continuing their drive to improve support for pharmaceutical microbiology in the Republic of Ireland.  As part of this initiative, Cherwell are pleased to announce the appointment of Ritchie Mooney in the role of Sales Specialist, based in the Republic of Ireland.  To further establish their commitment to the Irish market, Cherwell will also be supporting and attending the Pharmig conference on the 18th May in Cork, Ireland.


Prior to joining Cherwell Laboratories, Ritchie has worked for both manufacturers and distributors in the Life Science and associated industries for almost 20 years.  During his time with Veltek Associates in particular, Ritchie acquired a good knowledge of Environmental Monitoring sampling and equipment, along with fogging systems and sterile disposable products for cleaning and disinfection purposes.  Commenting on his new position at Cherwell, Ritchie said, "I am excited to be joining Cherwell and I am really looking forward to helping customers in Ireland with our Redipor prepared media in relation to various applications, such as environmental monitoring, product sterility testing, operator validation and process validation, amongst others."


Andrew Barrow, Sales Manager of Cherwell, commented "With Cherwell now shipping Redipor product directly to customers in the Republic of Ireland, we welcome Ritchie to the team.  His previous experience within the industry; good understanding and appreciation of GMP and sterile production; along with his knowledge of the latest industry guidelines; means that Ritchie is able to fully understand and help us satisfy customer needs."


Ritchie Mooney and Andrew Barrow will both be representing Cherwell at the Pharmig conference held on the 18th May at Fota Island Hotel, Cork.  They will be on hand to offer practical advice on Cherwell's products and their applications within environmental monitoring, sterility testing of products and process validation.  The event will highlight Current Hot Topics in Pharmaceutical Microbiology.  Topics covered include: data integrity and expectations; EM incubation strategies; contamination control and regulatory requirements.  Also, at the same venue, Pharmig is hosting a second event on 19th May, focusing on Control of Pharmaceutical Water Systems.  Topics will include: Annex 1 and ISO 14644 updates; data integrity and disinfectant efficacy testing.  The full itinerary can be found on the Pharmig website.


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