Life Science Technology
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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Standardization and Control - Protecting Your People, Product and Reputation
“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it”. Wise words from Warren Buffet. And in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, these words certainly ring true. Process variation or...
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Understanding Hydrophobicity and Oleophobicity
Medical device manufacturers rely on membrane microfiltration media to filter, vent and protect a wide range of sensitive equipment and instrumentation. The combination of consistent airflow,...
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Improve Accuracy and Efficiency by Tackling the Eight Wastes of Lean
The principles and practices of lean manufacturing are widely used in industries across the globe to continuously improve processes, drive efficiencies and reduce costs. Even in...
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Mycoplasma Contamination - Detection and Elimination
When compared to bacterial contamination, Mycoplasma contamination isn't immediately obvious. The outcome of any contamination event is the same — the disposal of the contaminated media...
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Preventing Product Losses During Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing
In a world where we measure on-time delivery, is 98 percent really acceptable? It sounds good but in the supply chain of the pharmaceutical industry, what is the impact on the 2 percent of patients...
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Extreme Performance Valve Provides Versatility in Life Science Applications
Highly sensitive instruments and equipment used in analytical chemistry and medical device applications require extreme capabilities. To provide unique differentiation of their products and meet their...
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Mycoplasma Contamination - Why So Serious?
Mycoplasma contamination poses a serious threat to biopharmaceutical manufacturers. But it's the specific characteristics of Mycoplasma that make it such a challenge. Mycoplasma characteristics differ...
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Tackling the Source of Mycoplasma Contamination in Biopharmaceutical Processes
Mycoplasma contamination can have a devastating effect on drug manufacturers but what are the factors make a bioprocess vulnerable to Mycoplasma contamination and what measures can be put in place to...
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Compamed Delivers on Energy-Saving Designs and Cost-Efficient Medical Devices
Compamed is a yearly international trade fair event located in Dusseldorf, Germany with a focus on delivering world-class high tech solutions for medical technology. This year the event occurred on...
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Choosing a Solenoid Valve for Applications Requiring Extreme Performance
Today's state-of-the-art laboratory and medical instruments are smaller, more accurate and higher performing. Many applications, such as those in analytical chemistry (mass spectrometry and...
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Microfiltration and Venting Solutions for Medical Devices
Over the years, medical device manufacturers have improved their products to become highly reliable, compact and non-intrusive. Users benefit from preemptive monitoring of critical measures, proper...
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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...
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Advances In SCBA Couplings Give Manufacturers Innovative Options
A self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) has long been standard equipment for firefighters, rescue personnel, and divers. SCBA has even found its way into the health care industry for use by...
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