This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
$1 buys you full access to ALL of TheStreet's Subscription Services! Learn More

Walker Barrier Systems Builds Mobile Clean Rooms For Texas A&M University System Facility

Stocks in this article: WNC

NEW LISBON, Wis., March 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Walker Barrier Systems, a producer of isolation and containment equipment within Wabash National Corporation's (NYSE:WNC) Walker Group division, announced today that it has built and delivered the first of eight mobile clean rooms for the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM). Walker Barrier Systems has more than 20 years of experience providing isolation equipment to more than 100 companies in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

"The ability to leverage Walker Barrier Systems' position as the leading brand of containment and isolation technologies will provide the highest quality, best value products and enhance the Texas A&M CIADM initiatives to establish flexible manufacturing capabilities," said Dr. Gerald Parker, CIADM principal investigator.

The Texas A&M Center for Innovation is home to the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM), which provides a flexible facility architecture for the development and production of vaccines and therapeutics for use in clinical trials. This adaptability is achieved using mobile clean rooms, which are small, self-contained laboratories configured for individual manufacturing processes. This technology represents a major breakthrough for the manufacture of drugs and therapeutics, as mobile clean rooms provide completely isolated and contained environments that enable multiple therapeutics to be manufactured simultaneously in a single facility. The addition of eight new mobile clean rooms to the NCTM will greatly enhance the facility and the development and manufacturing capacity of the CIADM.

The Walker Barrier Systems mobile clean room design will allow the NCTM to manufacture clinical grade materials at enhanced levels of compliance. 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 will be required by CIADM to manufacture biosecurity medical countermeasures.

"While mobile, these clean rooms are approximately 48 feet long and 18 feet wide, providing full-scale manufacturing capabilities," said Dave Nick, vice president and general manager of Walker Group Engineered Products. "In addition, they are designed to be joined together to create larger suites to fit specific application requirements. The mobile clean rooms bring together Walker Barriers Systems' leading solutions in isolation and containment into a rapidly deployable and flexible manufacturing facility."

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,810.06 +91.06 0.51%
S&P 500 2,063.50 +10.75 0.52%
NASDAQ 4,712.97 +11.1030 0.24%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs