Healthcare and Life Science Technology
Important Tips When Selecting Valves for Point of Care Testing Instruments
In point of care testing (POCT) systems, liquids are typically moved through a self-contained consumable cartridge using air pressure. These instruments can call for precise response times...
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Taking Out the Guesswork: Optimizing Rubber Component Design With Nonlinear FEA
Have you been frustrated with going through multiple design iterations when rubber components are failing due to high stresses or your device has been leaking due to insufficient compression? Have you...
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Subsystems are Critical to OEM Instrumentation Design
Life Science is a broad and far-reaching industry and includes numerous segments such as Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Clinical Diagnostics, and Analytical Chemistry. Many of the...
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Brushless DC Motor Technology in Miniature Pumps
Medical technology continues to evolve towards diagnosis and treatment equipment that is closer to the patient - wearable or in the home. Examples include point of care diagnostics, dialysis,...
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Increasing Reliability in Drug Delivery Systems
Improvements to a drug delivery system (DDS) can control the consistency and increase the quality of drug delivery. Parker’s self-sealing polyisoprene is designed to improve on existing systems...
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The Importance of Reliability in Diaphragm Pumps
Reliability is the quality of being trustworthy or of performing consistently well. Here at Parker, we’ve made reliability the focus of our products since the company was established; this has...
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How to Mitigate the Contamination Risk in Biopharma Production
Mitigating the contamination risk in biopharmaceutical manufacturing is essential for two reasons: Obviously, product safety for patients is of paramount importance, but manufacturers must also be...
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Avoiding Filter Failures in Air Handling Systems
Air handling unit (AHU) filters are used in an HVAC system to prevent dust and other contaminants from circulating in a building. They help improve indoor air quality (IAQ), which has become...
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New Product Technology Introduced in Point-of-Care Testing Instrumentation
In clinical diagnostics, the fastest-growing segment is point-of-care testing (POCT). POCT consists of medical diagnostic testing performed close to the patient, instead of a traditional centralized...
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Uniting Bulk Final Filtration and Bulk Dispensing to Tackle Inefficiency
Biopharmaceutical manufacturers have traditionally implemented bulk final filtration and bulk dispensing as two separate unit operations – with multiple operators assigned to carrying them out....
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How Tailored Single-Use Fluid Management Systems Benefit Biopharma Manufacturers
As well as pharmaceutical production based on complex organic molecules, manufacturing of advanced biologic drugs and vaccines must ensure that in-process contamination risks are mitigated...
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Capitalizing on Valve Mechanics With a Hit and Hold Circuit
Hit and hold circuits enable solenoid valves to be energized to full power and held for a short duration of time before voltage and current are reduced significantly to lower levels, while...
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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Protect Your HVAC System
Improving indoor air quality (IAQ) has been a major focus in manufacturing, industrial, and other commercial environments for decades, given that poor IAQ can not only cause immediate deleterious...
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Optimizing Filtration of Bulk Biopharmaceutical Drugs
In bulk dispense operations, filtration can sometimes be treated as either a completely separate unit operation or in some systems as a bolt-on – an optional module that while performing this critical...
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Basic Solenoid Valve Operation
Direct acting solenoid valves require a significant amount of electrical power to change from a normally closed state to an open or actuated state. Once the valve is fully actuated, the amount...
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Tips for Selecting a Mass Flow Measuring Device
There are several technology options in precision measurement devices but the two that have frequently been compared against each other are thermal mass flow and differential pressure mass flow. These...
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Sterilization of Cell Culture Media - Taking on the Challenges
Cell culture media is a key component of upstream bioprocessing needed to encourage the growth and survival of cells. This is vital to achieving a viable cell density and, ultimately, the...
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Point-of-Care Testing Requires Microfluidic Precision
Point-of-care testing (POCT) is a rapidly expanding segment of the healthcare industry. This expansion is driven by an increasingly diverse array of advanced medical diagnostic equipment that can be...
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Best Practices for Your Process Chiller System Installation
Chiller or water cooling systems are used for temperature control in many applications, from industrial manufacturing to food and beverage to commercial applications for hospitals and medical. In many...
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Single-Use Automation in Action: The Benefits for Filtration Operations
Single-use technology has major benefits for the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry. It enables rapid turnaround times between batches and allows facilities to be multi-product while...
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