Life Science Technology

The Biopharmaceutical Industry's Definition of Integrity

One of the challenges faced in any biopharmaceutical process is bioburden control and containment — or how do you keep what is out, "out" and what is in "in". For a stainless steel-based manufacturing...
On September 13, 2018

Point-of-Care Testing Requires Microfluidic Precision

Point-of-care testing (POCT) is a rapidly expanding segment of the healthcare industry, especially for at-home care and disease management. This expansion is driven by an increasingly diverse array of...
On August 7, 2018

Choosing a High Flow Proportional Valve for Ventilators and Anesthesia Machines

In today’s medical device industry, there is strong demand for smaller, sleeker designs and speed to the market with the newest breakthrough products. Engineers designing respiratory equipment, such...
On June 14, 2018

Servo Motors and Drives Used in Tilting Beds Improve Patient Comfort

In radiographic tilting beds the table upon which the patient is placed needs to be moved and controlled with smooth precision. In this type of application, servo motors and drives play a key role....
On May 23, 2018

How OEMs Can Improve Life Science Instrumentation Performance

Today, gas chromatography (GC), mass spectroscopy (MS) and similar life science instrumentation are contributing to results in drug discovery and development, forensics labs, and the next...
On April 24, 2018

Practical Applications for Precision Electromechanics in Photonics

In a world of constant technological advances, the photonics industry is seeing rapid growth with no signs of a slow-down. Photonics is the branch of technology concerned with the properties and...
On February 22, 2018

Filtration and Biopharmaceutical Process Protection

Effective filtration is vital to process protection and factors such as filter selection, testing and optimization can have an impact on process risk. Here we examine the factors to consider when...
On February 13, 2018

How to Specify Precision Linear Mechanics for a Cleanroom Environment

A cleanroom is an environment maintained to ensure minimal levels of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles, and chemical vapors. It is critical for...
On September 20, 2017

Know Your Pneumatics: Hints & Tips For Specifying Linear Actuators

Pneumatic linear actuators are designed to move in a straight line and are one of the simplest, most cost effective and straightforward ways to accomplish linear motion.  Introduction to Linear...
On August 29, 2017

Protecting Your Process From Mycoplasma Contamination

Plant shutdown, a shortage of key products, patients unable to access important drugs, profits hit … the consequences of a biological contamination can be devastating for a...
On August 16, 2017

Fluidic Components Take the Pain Out of Designing Capnography Monitors

To meet the needs of today's ever-changing hospital environments, medical equipment manufacturers are under pressure to design smaller, lighter and more portable devices without...
On August 9, 2017

Modular Seal Kit for Pneumatic Cylinders Covers All Kinds of Applications

Parker Prädifa offers a large number of combined pneumatic seals and wipers for the open groove of the EU system. By installing the right type of seal, a wide range of applications can be covered with...
On February 8, 2017

Advanced Liquid Valves Expand Microfluidic Possibilities

Liquid valves are a critical component in the next generation of analytical equipment used for clinical diagnostics, analytical chemistry, environmental monitoring, agent detection, and other life...
On February 7, 2017

Overmolding Technology Enhances Safety of Single-Use Systems

Single-use systems (SUS) for up- and downstream processing in the pharmaceutical industry have become widely accepted in recent years due to their advantages in many operations, such as...
On January 31, 2017

Cost and Waste Saving Benefits of Resealable Septa for Medical Applications

In the medical industry, oftentimes it is necessary to test a single blood sample a number of times. Other times, a patient may need to be injected with multiple doses of a medicine or...
On December 28, 2016

What to Know About O-ring Cytotoxicity and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Most pharmaceutical manufacturers produce drugs in large vats of living cell cultures. For the production of these drugs, it is extremely important to ensure that these cell cultures are not exposed...
On September 14, 2016

Fluid Handling Systems Help Reduce Costs of Diagnostics | Case Study

Bioreactors are playing a growing and ever more important role in the biopharmaceutical arena and life sciences. Their role within the research of pharmaceuticals and antibodies is contributing to new...
On July 12, 2016

How to Scale-up Pharmaceutical Filtration Systems | Case Study

For biomanufacturers, using a structured, analytical approach to process scale-up will breed confidence and ensure quality.    By adopting robust experimental design, results gleaned during initial...
On July 7, 2016

Life Science Instrument Makers Survey | Takeaways

We surveyed more than 300 engineers and business managers in the life sciences instrument industry and followed up the survey with individual interviews. The key takeaways from that...
On June 22, 2016

Challenges Facing Life Sciences Instrument Makers and Users | Survey Results

Cost, quality, regulatory challenges, safety and usability were the major near-term challenges identified in a recent survey of more than 300 engineers and business managers who work for life...
On June 8, 2016