About us

Solo Containment is a specialist manufacturer of flexible film isolators to a global client base. Unlike much of the competition, this is all that we do. All our efforts go into making the best platforms with our customers at the heart of all our engineering research and development.

Where Solo lead, others follow.

We’ve staked our reputation on getting you results

Future proof your manufacturing facility by switching to single-use, disposable flexible film enclosures. Changes to trends in drug manufacturing are easier to respond to with single-use systems. A flexible film enclosure doesn’t need validating between campaign changes. Simply disconnect and dispose. At Solo, we understand your needs.
As well as the global pharmaceutical industry, we have also supplied a range of other industries. From marshmallow producers to museums, our isolators know no limits of use.

The Solo Story

Officially launched in 2011, but the Solo history goes way back to 1995 when Martyn Ryder, founder of Solo Containment Ltd, launched glove bag containment into the UK market.

Working together previously at Extract Technology Ltd, he created several ground-breaking flexible containment technologies, including:

  • Use of Rapid Transfer Port (RTP) to make break connections
  • Development of the compact venturi ejector negative pressure generator
  • Rigid base plate machine interface
  • Compact safe change HEPA filter systems
  • Interface of drum lift and tip devices with flexible isolation.

Both Martyn and Neil have worked in the containment industry for years and collectively their experience is unrivalled. So, in 2011 Martyn and Caroline Ryder decided to go solo and thus set up Solo Containment Ltd; a family-run, independent business with serving customers the best possible innovations as its driver for success.

The original mission was to push the containment capabilities and technology with flexible film. Since launching, Solo has led the field in technological advances, pushing the boundaries and bringing all the containment successes of hardshell rigid isolators to the growing single-use, disposable industry. Whilst the initial goal has been achieved and is evident in the Solo product range, we are still pushing the boundaries of performance in flexible film containment. Constantly striving for engineering innovation to bring out high-performance containment, Solo goes from strength to strength, year on year. Our dedication to flexible film innovation is unparalleled.

New home

July 2019 saw Solo set up shop in a bigger and better manufacturing facility in Stockport, Greater Manchester. Having completely outgrown the original unit in Poynton Cheshire, the investment in the new premises demonstrated a commitment to growth and quality production standards.


Quality isn’t just something we say

Anyone can say they produce a quality product and offer a quality service. What matters is demonstrating that quality. Repeatedly.

Our team have decades of experience in the containment industry between them and apply this knowledge to every project. The flexible film enclosures are manufactured in a cleanroom facility and inspected in a Class 8 chamber. All stages of our design, engineering and production process are of the highest quality. We are committed to quality and believe it’s what sets us apart from the rest of the market.


    A universal set of containment isolators for low level applications. Designed for flexibility of use.


    Pop up bubble isolator for speed and flexibility


    Universal processing isolator for any laboratory setting


    Designed for use in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products, these isolators have been engineered to cover a range of applications.


    The versatile pharmaceutical partner


    Specialised containment for toxin-linker compounding


    Solo’s aseptic isolators are designed for batch fill finish type applications where complete sterility is required.


    We can either offer modifications to the core product range or a full bespoke design process.

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