Walker Barrier Systems Doubles Space of Mobile Clean Room Design
Texas A&M University System facility takes delivery of four extended-width mobile clean rooms
NEW LISBON, Wis. — June 15, 2015 — Walker Barrier Systems, a producer of isolation and containment equipment and part of Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), announced today the addition of an extended-width mobile clean room to its line of containment and aseptic systems for the pharmaceutical, biotech and nuclear industries.
The extended-width mobile clean room provides 1,350 square feet of workable space, double the space of a standard-width model. All Walker Barrier Systems clean rooms include doors with windows, door closers, interlocks, adjustable sweeps, airlocks, cascading pressure operation between rooms and dry chemical fire suppression systems.
The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station took delivery of four extended-width units in December 2014 for semiconductor wafer fabrication. FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Texas, LLC (formerly Kalon Biotherapeutics), located on the Texas A&M College Station campus, received eight Walker Barrier Systems standard-width mobile clean rooms in 2013 and 2014 for BSL1, 2 and 2+ vaccine production. It recently ordered five additional standard-width units for delivery later this year.
Walker Barrier Systems units, constructed with Wabash National’s DuraPlate® composite panel technology, are built to support a broad array of processes and platforms that are required to develop vaccines or contain biological agents.
“The extended-width clean rooms are approximately 48 feet long and 36 feet wide, providing full-scale manufacturing capabilities,” said Dave Nick, Wabash National’s vice president and general manager, Walker Engineered Products. “In addition, both standard- and extended-width models are designed to be joined together to create larger suites to fit specific application requirements. Our mobile clean rooms bring together Walker Barriers Systems’ leading solutions in isolation and containment into a rapidly deployable and flexible manufacturing facility.”
Walker Barrier Systems has more than 20 years of experience providing isolation equipment to more than 100 companies in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Learn more about Walker Barrier Systems’ extended- or standard-width mobile clean rooms at www.walkerbarrier.com or contact a representative at (608) 562-7767.
Headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana, Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) is a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America’s leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems. Established in 1985, the company manufactures a diverse range of products including: dry freight and refrigerated trailers, platform trailers, bulk tank trailers, dry and refrigerated truck bodies, truck-mounted tanks, intermodal equipment, aircraft refueling equipment, structural composite panels and products, trailer aerodynamic solutions, and specialty food grade and pharmaceutical equipment. Its innovative products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash National®, Beall®, Benson®, Brenner® Tank, Bulk Tank International, DuraPlate®, Extract Technology®, Garsite, Progress Tank, Transcraft®, Walker Barrier Systems, Walker Engineered Products, and Walker Transport. Visit www.wabashnational.com to learn more.