Cherwell investments in Pinpoint to develop ImpactAir Range

By Gill Power

Cherwell and Development Bank of Wales (DBW) have both invested into Pinpoint Scientific and taken a minority share in the business. The investment into Pinpoint, specialist product designers and manufacturers of environmental monitoring solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries, will aid the development of its ImpactAir® range of environmental monitoring solutions.

The investment allows the business to bring to the market some exciting new products within the ImpactAir range.  Cherwell are an existing distributor of ImpactAir products within the UK and Andy Whittard, Cherwell’s Managing Director, has also taken a seat on the Pinpoint board to help with business strategy and planning.

Gethin Jones, Managing Director of Pinpoint and the designer of the ImpactAir product says “This is an exciting time for Pinpoint.  We have been working on very innovative ideas to develop a new generation of microbial air monitors to meet the new Pharmaceutical regulations. This investment is perfect timing for Pinpoint and allows us to create a range of ground-breaking products for this market.”

Andy Whittard added “I am really excited to join up with Gethin and the team at Pinpoint and help create an exciting range of products for pharma EM. The Annex 1 revision is potentially going to shift the dynamics for EM within grade A spaces and I think Pinpoint are well placed to service that need with innovative and highly effective monitoring devices. Cherwell’s position within the market and expertise in cleanroom microbiology solutions means we are well placed to help bring these exciting products to market.”

The ImpactAir range of microbial air samplers is shortly to be expanded with the introduction of the new ImpactAir® ISO-90 Monitoring Platform.  ImpactAir is designed for continuous monitoring in high-grade areas, where in-process sampling of viable particles is often critical. The ImpactAir ISO is a modular system designed to integrate into isolators or RABS, using an external controller and local or remotely located air mover. It can be designed in almost any orientation using standard or custom-made connections. The ISO-90-Monitoring Head features a chamber for 90mm agar plates and a highly efficient slit to agar sampling method.  The low D50 value and ability to sample for long periods makes the ISO-90 ideal for continuous monitoring as demanded by the Annex 1 revision.

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