Life Science Technology
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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The Cost of Failing to Protect Your Final Biopharmaceutical Product
During downstream processing, the value of a product increases with every unit step of the operation, designed to both remove impurities and concentrate the biologically active component. Each of...
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Water Chilling for Temperature Control in MRI and CT Scanners
Process chillers for precision cooling of low viscosity industrial fluids are routinely used in hospitals and laboratories to control the temperature in a variety of applications including rotary...
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How to Select Seal Materials for Medical Ventilators
In the rush to massively increase the number of ventilators available to treat patients with severe cases of Covid-19, using the correct seal materials for those ventilators should never take a back...
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Reducing Airborne Transmission with HVAC Air Filters
Today, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping workers, patients and families safe from the spread of disease in facilities is more important than ever. For facilities managers, this means...
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Optimizing a Cell Culture Media Filtration Process | Case Study
A biopharmaceutical customer was reviewing its process for tryptone soya broth (TSB) and vegetable soya broth (VSB) production. The existing process incorporated five-step filtration, using...
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Critical Systems and Components for Ventilator Manufacturing
Today, the demand for life-saving ventilators is challenging medical equipment manufacturers’ production capacity and supply chains around the world to perform at levels well beyond...
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Supporting Medical Device Manufacturing With Business Critical Parts
For medical device manufacturers, it is now more important than ever to operate at the highest capacity in order to increase the supply of essential equipment used for patient care.   COVID-19 is...
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