Healthcare and Life Science Technology
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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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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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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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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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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Benefits of Using IEC-60601 Compliant Components in Medical Devices
Developing and introducing a new clinical diagnostic instrument or medical device is a challenging accomplishment that often takes years. One of the final steps in bringing life-saving, life-improving...
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How Automation Takes Single-Use Technology to the Next Level
As the benefits of single-use became clear and the technology became established in the 2000s, there was a drive to utilize it in more process steps. Single-use was being utilized in steps...
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Reducing Human Error in Bioprocessing
Human error in bioprocessing can have serious consequences for biopharmaceutical manufacturers. Accidents can cause a health hazard for staff involved in bioprocessing operations and human error can...
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What Is Process Cooling and How Is It Used in Industrial Applications?
Cooling requirements are widespread in both the industrial and commercial sectors. Cooling is generally split into two categories: Process cooling This type of cooling is applied when accurate...
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Frequently Asked Questions About HVAC Filtration and COVID-19
The high transmission rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) has prompted the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to recommend that everyone in the U.S. wear nonsurgical face masks when going out...
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