The consequences of failure during downstream processing are
severe. Following the Affinity Chromotography stage, the value of
the product increases significantly at every step. A failure at the
On January 17, 2019
Mycoplasma contamination events, although rare, can have an
enormous and immediate negative impact on biomanufacturers leading
to reduced productivity and delays in products
reaching patients. Parker...
On January 7, 2019
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
On January 4, 2019
Medical-care settings are often stressful, making it hard to rest
or sleep—both of which are important for healing and recovery. And,
as the portability of medical technology continues to...
On December 11, 2018
Throughout the world, various types of metrology applications share
a common need for increased precision. Metrology is the scientific
study of measurement. Metrology applications take some type...
On October 11, 2018
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
On September 13, 2018
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
On August 7, 2018
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,
On June 14, 2018
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
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
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
On February 13, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
On February 8, 2017
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
On February 7, 2017
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
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
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
On September 14, 2016