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Nominated for Innovation, Science and Technology award

Aber Instruments was established in 1988 when four researchers from the University of Aberystwyth and the Centre for Alternative Technology invented and patented a unique method for biomass monitoring using radio frequency impedance.

Aber Instruments now design, manufacture and supply thousands of advanced systems for use in the biotech, brewing, biorenewables and biofuel industries, many of which are exported to more than 115 different countries, and count some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical and brewing companies as their customers.

Aber is an expanding Employee Owned company and currently employs 43 highly skilled individuals across engineering, scientific and administrative roles, which results in high quality and sustainable jobs being introduced to the local area. They continue to work with the local schools, colleges and the university, and they set up our own charity group in 2017, who’ve supported Aber RNLI, the Welsh Air Ambulance, Blood Bikes, RAY Ceredigion, and numerous schools.

Their technology has enabled many of our customers to perform pioneering research and developments. Following 10 years of trading, in 1998, the company was awarded The Queen’s Award for Export.

They are currently expanding their manufacturing facility and have introduced a clean room which will allow them to produce new product ranges for their customers. In addition to this they have introduced a specialised cell culture lab to enable us to perform further research and development - this has been supported by SMARTCymru. These developments will allow Aber Instruments to expand into new sectors such as medical devices.

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