Parker set to inspire young people at leading STEM event

Birtley, County Durham, UK, 24. June 2022 - Parker Bioscience Filtration – part of Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies – will participate in a major STEM event next month. A team from the Birtley site in County Durham, UK will be exhibiting at STEMFest Net Zero from July 4 to July 6, which will be held in Newcastle upon Tyne at St James’ Park and the Newcastle United Foundation’s NUCastle building.


Young people from North East England who are attending the event will gain an insight into the application of Parker’s engineering breakthroughs in Bioprocessing and Food and Beverage manufacture and learn about exciting career opportunities.


STEMFest Net Zero, which is being delivered by the North East STEM Hub in partnership with the Newcastle United Foundation, RTC and STEM Ambassador Hub North East, will see businesses from a range of sectors deliver interactive sessions relating to their industries, specifically in response to climate change and their plans to reach net zero by 2030. More than 3000 young people from North East England’s schools have been invited to attend the event.


Parker’s STEM ambassadors will host interactive filter demonstrations, explain the role of filtration in biopharmaceutical manufacturing and food and drink production, and set fun challenges for school pupils during the event. They will also show how process automation and single-use solutions can help manufacturers reduce their carbon footprints and become more efficient, in line with the UK’s drive to reach net zero.


Parker will be joining more than 40 organisations at the event, including Newcastle’s Life Science Centre, GSK and The Institution of Engineering and Technology.


Richard Purdy, Contracts Engineer and STEM ambassador at Parker Bioscience Filtration, said: “We’re very excited to be attending STEMFest Net Zero next month. The event presents us with a fantastic opportunity to engage with and inspire young people in North East England, and build awareness of our social responsibility around net zero.”


Purdy continued: “We believe that it’s vital to start conversations with young people about the exciting STEM careers that are available to them in this region and beyond, and show how STEM careers are accessible and open to all.


“We will also be providing an insight into the kind of roles that are undertaken at our Birtley site, and the ‘real world’ impact of our work, through our interactive sessions.”


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About Parker Hannifin

Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than a century, the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Learn more at or @parkerhannifin.


About Parker Bioscience Filtration
Parker Bioscience Filtration, with its sites in both Birtley and Oxnard, California, supports customers both locally and globally in improving process control, efficiency and supply chain security throughout their production and packaging processes.


Parker Bioscience Filtration designs, supplies and delivers whole systems for both upstream and downstream pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. It provides integrated bioprocessing solutions that speed up development times, increase efficiency and safety to enable reproducible quality. Incorporating the expertise within SciLog® and domnick hunter, Parker Bioscience Filtration combines filtration, single-use fluid-handling systems and sensors into automated single-use solutions.


The company has five decades of experience in working with the international food and beverage sector – with specialist expertise in the dairy, brewing, bottled water and wine industries – and offers a wide range of filtration solutions that ensure product quality, while maintaining the lowest cost of ownership

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