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Testing With Integrity

At Validair Diamond Scientific (VDS), we provide reliable premium testing and consultancy support services. We always deliver. With our own network of qualified field service engineers, we offer our UKAS ISO 17025 accredited services across the United Kingdom, Ireland and overseas. For us, meeting and exceeding customer expectations where clean air contamination control is mission critical.

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What we do

30 Years of Experience

As an independent specialist cleanroom validation company, Diamond Scientific dates back to 1974. It became part of the Validair Group in 2009, perfectly complementing existing Validair clean air testing services. With a quality ethos delivering superior levels of service, it was an ideal match. Today, Validair Diamond Scientific’s unequalled experience in third-party audits and its depth of knowledge of the demands of regulatory authorities such as the FDA and MHRA allow our team to continue to provide highest level of quality service to all cleanroom and contamination control users.

Meet Our Team

Like every service company, we’re only as good as our people. So it’s great news that we have the best people who work together to make our service exemplary.

Steve Ward
Steve WardManaging Director
Andrea Bishop
Andrea BishopBusiness Operations Director
Mike Thomas
Mike ThomasCommercial Director

Testing & Certification

Our qualified test and certification engineers undertake extensive environmental performance tests for cleanrooms, operating theatres, containment suites, LEVS and workstations. As well as assessing and assuring initial compliance, we ensure continued compliance to all the required standards, industry guidelines and cGMPs. Validair Diamond Scientific is a UKAS ISO17025 certified testing laboratory: Lab No. 4264

We carry out tests in accordance with client requirements, while adhering to our own stringent operating procedures that reference applicable national and international standards. Our engineers have experience of every type of clean air application, from a single clean air cabinet to the largest ISO Class 4 cleanroom in Europe.

Comprehensive validation reports are issued after each visit from our certification and testing team. These provide a helpful record of performance levels for the controlled environment and build up to create a valuable repository of documented evidence relating to every critical aspect of your cleanroom performance and trends. Importantly, this fully satisfies auditor requirements such as MHRA and FDA as well as supplying a useful resource to internal and external client auditors.

Temperature & Humidity Mapping

The UK government’s Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expect storage areas for products and samples to meet strict conditions that they specify. To confirm that temperature and humidity measures consistently meet these requirements, common industry practice is to perform a mapping validation. This is often undertaken as part of the IQ and OQ for a new piece of equipment, cold store or warehouse.

We can carry out mapping validations for our customers using the latest digital sensors. Our advanced UKAS calibrated equipment lets us record temperature and humidity readings at many locations, and to do so over extended periods of time to deliver a true representation of the conditions. We can present the results in several different graphical or numerical formats to suit the customer’s record keeping system.

Temperature & Humidity Mapping

The UK government’s Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expect storage areas for products and samples to meet strict conditions that they specify. To confirm that temperature and humidity measures consistently meet these requirements, common industry practice is to perform a mapping validation. This is often undertaken as part of the IQ and OQ for a new piece of equipment, cold store or warehouse.

We can carry out mapping validations for our customers using the latest digital sensors. Our advanced UKAS calibrated equipment lets us record temperature and humidity readings at many locations, and to do so over extended periods of time to deliver a true representation of the conditions. We can present the results in several different graphical or numerical formats to suit the customer’s record keeping system.

Consultancy Services

Our experienced consultants can help guide customers through the validation process. Our gap analysis studies and audit investigations address existing systems, equipment and validation documentation. We provide support with the generation of Validation Plans and User Requirement Specifications.

We prepare and perform comprehensive Design Qualifications, and well as tailored, specific Installation and Operational Qualification Protocols.

We provide support for preparing risk based on-going monitoring programmes and re-qualification activities.

As part of the consultancy services, we offer bespoke training packages on the following:

  • Basic contamination control
  • Cleanroom design & construction
  • Current & proposed cleanroom standards
  • Cleanroom changing procedures
  • Engineering support for clean areas
“We set out to be the quality choice because our quality is the best. The evidence is in our ISO 9001 accreditation and ISO 17025 UKAS certification as well as our ethos to meet and exceed customer expectations. But more than that, we always do what we came to do. That is a vital part of delivering the very best quality service.”
STEVE WARD, Managing Director

Latest News

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704, 2021

International Standards update notification.

April 7th, 2021|

The international standard BS EN ISO 14644-3 (2005) has been updated. It was originally published as an ISO standard in August 2019 with the BS EN version following in October 2019 but an editing error within ISO meant the document had to be corrected. It was reissued in June 2020. Here's what you need to know about the key elements of the 2019 update.

1203, 2021

Demonstrating our practical knowledge of HEPA filter testing.

March 12th, 2021|

We are presenting a practical demonstration of HEPA filter testing at the Aseptic Processing Virtual Workshop on 17th March. Like so many events, this was originally destined to be a hands-on, practical workshop but current circumstances mean that the event has ‘gone virtual’. No matter: we can demonstrate our real expertise virtually.

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