Cost Effective and Secure Archive Management Solution
First introduced in 2003, CellNass is an innovative archive management service delivered by CellPath Ltd, aimed at the needs of those within Cellular Pathology.
The majority of NHS hospitals in the UK are now using CellNass. This has made us the market-leader for Cellular Pathology archive management and the go-to company for those seeking to transfer materials to an off-site secure facility.
Announcement – CellNass Response to the Current Coronavirus Situation
At the time of writing, the number of cases and risk of exposure in the UK is gaining speed, and CellPath is taking necessary precautions to ensure we are best prepared and protected as the situation develops.
We have taken the difficult decision to cease material uplifts until further notice. We hope you can understand the reasons behind us taking this decision but believe it to be the responsible thing to do to help ensure the safety of both our staff, their families and our customers and their families.
At the current time, there are no changes to this service. Recall logistics are done through TNT, and should they advise us about service disruptions, we will, of course, keep you updated.
The company has also introduced several company-wide initiatives in response to government advice.
This week, we have introduced remote working for our staff where possible and issued advice to staff recommending compliance with the most up-to-date government information, beginning with frequent hand washing and containing coughs or sneezes
We have manufactured our own ‘Alcoholic Hand Sanitiser’ to the World Health Organisation formula and issued to operational staff onsite.
We are also asking staff to advise us of their personal overseas travel plans to ensure they follow the most recent advice for the country they return from. This includes the company advising self-isolation as appropriate.
Business travel within the UK will be subject to tighter restrictions with staff requested to use digital conferencing facilities instead of face-to-face meetings whenever possible. Hospitals which we need to visit to conduct CellNass operations will be sent a questionnaire to allow us to identify the risk posed by the visit. At this time, we will also be minimising the number of invitations we extend to visitors to CellPath.
All overseas travel is cancelled until further notice with all members of staff back home.
CellPath would like to remind customers that we are a British-based manufacturer, sourcing the majority of components from within the United Kingdom (UK). We have extended our operational manufacturing hours to ensure our stock levels of key product lines are high. Where we source the few components from outside the UK, recent investment in new warehousing facilities has allowed us to implement a plan to increase stock holdings. We hope that this will ensure the continuous and timely supply of products to our customers.
We thank you for your patience and cooperation as we endeavour to protect our workforce, customers and their respective wider families. We will continue to monitor developments and government advice and will issue further updates if our circumstances change.
Building More Space for 'Your Space'
The demand for CellNass services has continued to grow in 2018 as new and existing customers make the decision to store more of their valuable materials with us. To accommodate demand, we are expanding our premises once again here in Newtown, Mid Wales. This will be our 4th and largest build over the last 12 years.
Our new CellNass facility will be twice the height of our existing buildings. At the moment, we use several different methods to make the most of our available space. We are currently exploring newly developed innovations which we plan to apply to this next development.
Two of our team recently visited Germany to attend a conference which introduced us to the latest developments in space management. Whichever method we use, there will be plenty of space for our customers.
Though it is always difficult to tie down a timeline, we are looking for completion in approximately 12 months. We have the plans, the designs and the planning permission so we are looking forward to moving in this time next year.
Paul Webber, Joint Managing Director, is looking forward to new and exciting techniques. In Paul's words:
"We know how important this service is for our customers and we are keen to make sure that we are always able to provide for them. We want to keep our customers happy and in order to meet demand, and deliver the service expected, we need more archiving space. We're keen to be more efficient, whilst always improving our standards".