Let it go. Frozen solution thanks to Witchford firm

Witchford-based Nexus appointed to manufacture specialist medical freezers.

Witchford-based Nexus appointed to manufacture specialist medical freezers. - Credit: Archant

A Witchford company that makes medical equipment is helping a Cambridge firm meet a need for specialist freezers for research into regenerative medicine.

Witchford-based Nexus appointed to manufacture specialist medical freezers.

Witchford-based Nexus appointed to manufacture specialist medical freezers. - Credit: Archant

Nexus-IE has built ten VIA Freeze systems for Cambridge-based Asymptote to help the company meet a surge in demand for its nitrogen-free controlled rate freezers.

The range has been specifically designed for the cryopreservation of cells and tissues for use in regenerative medicine research, development and the preservation of cellular therapies to be used when required.

Dr Chris Creasey, chief scientific officer at Asymptote, said: “Nexus-IE has extensive experience in manufacturing specialist equipment for use within the pharmaceutical sector coupled with a flexible business model making it the ideal manufacturing partner for Asymptote.”

Julie Dean, managing director of Nexus-IE, said: “Our flexible ‘manufacturing on demand’ service is ideal for companies such as Asymptote that are selling high value equipment into niche and often very dynamic markets where it can be difficult to predict when orders are likely to come in.


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“Nexus-IE can help because we are experienced in setting up new production lines, supplementing a client’s existing resource, or providing a complete equipment manufacturing service to ISO accredited standards that includes worldwide installation, after-sales service and support.”

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