Hart Biologicals welcomed over 30 applied science students from Hartlepool Sixth Form College to explore their busy laboratories.
The students, who are in their final year, were studying the organisation as part of their Lab Design module which requires them to create a realistic laboratory floorplan.
This included equipment, energy-saving measures and also the disposing of chemical waste.
Fei Wan Lee, Chemistry and Applied Science Teacher, said: “We’ve visited the facility as a Sixth Form for the past five years so it was fantastic to see the new labs and how the company has expanded.
“It’s great to take students out of the classroom and give them access to real working laboratories.
“The Hart Biologicals team was friendly and accommodating as always, taking us for a tour of the full building and answering all of our students’ questions.”
The organisation supports a range of colleges and schools in the area, encouraging staff to be STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassadors and promote the importance of science in education.
Keighley Campbell, Head of Research and Development for Hart Biologicals, was hosting the visit and was delighted to see so many students take an interest in the subject.
She said: “Science is a crucial subject in education and it was brilliant to see the students asking questions and taking down notes.
“We have a brilliant relationship with Hartlepool Sixth Form College and wish their students the best of luck with their upcoming assessments.”