Dortek have supplied a state of the art, COVID vaccine research facility in Oxford.

Two people wearing blue scrubs and masks in a hospital.

We recently installed 32 Dortek DT5 Automated sliders into clean areas for carrying out less critical stages in the manufacture of sterile products with automations on the outside. The specifications were for APR gas tight hinged doors on the VHP fumigation boundary, but the client decided to go for our Hermetic sliders to give larger clear openings which meant more space inside the air lock.

Material Airlocks ( MAL ) and Pedestrian Airlock ( PAL ) doors were interlocked, so only one can be open at a time to stop cross infection and to control air disturbance.

All the door Interlocking systems along with hinged and sliding doors automations are activated by LED push buttons with Green / Red status indicators.  Flush-mounted electromagnetic locks were fitted to the door and frame head to aid ease of cleaning.

The doors were featured in a BBC news clip: Panorama – The Race for a Vaccine – check out our LinkedIn post to see the full clip

BBC One – Panorama, The Race for a Vaccine


A room with a bed and medical equipment.
A small room in a hospital with double doors.
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