Tristel plc, the Cambridge UK infection control technology company, has expanded its client reach across Europe through an astute distribution deal.Its partnership with German company Basan has seen the first major shipment of Tristel’s sterile-packed disinfectant products.
The shipment provides Basan with its initial stocking inventory of Tristel disinfectant products for use in the clean rooms of pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, life sciences and biotech companies.
The products are marketed under the Crystel brand and are manufactured in Tristel's own clean room facility in the Cambridge Cluster.
The supply and distribution agreement with Basan covers many of the main markets in Continental Europe, including Germany, France, Italy and Benelux.
Basan is part of VWR International, a global laboratory supply and distribution business with revenues of approximately $4.1 billion in 2011 and operations in 20 countries.
Paul Swinney, CEO of Tristel, said: “We have been working closely with Basan while we have been planning, constructing and commissioning our clean room facility.
“This is now fully operational and has been audited by Basan and some of its key pharmaceutical manufacturing clients. This shipment of all the sterile-packed product lines in our Crystel range marks the end of a long process of mobilisation and the beginning of our thrust into the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology market.
“In Basan, we are in partnership with one of the world's leading suppliers to this marketplace.”