Process Filtration
Supply Chain Disruption Impacts Water Purity for Semiconductor Industry
If semiconductor manufacturers had any question about the complexity of their industry ecosystem, COVID-19 eliminated that doubt. Riding a wave of growing demand for semiconductors, buoyed in part by...
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Protecting the Flavour of Craft Beers - the Benefits of Sterile Filtration
As new markets emerge and off trade consumption increases, the shelf-life of canned and bottled craft beer has become increasingly important.  Brewers of craft beers carefully select and balance the...
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Filter Optimization Drives Cost Savings in Food and Beverage Production
Closure of bars and restaurants. Decreased consumer demand. Tightened budgets. The Coronavirus pandemic's impact on the food and beverage industry has been considerable. Yet the sector...
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Achieving Standardization of Wine - Advantages of Cartridge Filtration
For packaged wine to be successfully placed on the market within the country of import, it must be microbiologically stable, visually clear and particulate free.  The accepted method of achieving...
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Ensuring Quality and Uptime in Mobile Wine Bottling
Mobile bottlers face varying conditions at each wine producer’s facility. At every step of the filtration process, they need to anticipate differences in wine chemistry, storage methods,...
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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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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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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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Sterile Filtration Technology – Driving Change in the Brewing Industry
The microbial stabilization of beer is of critical importance for the shelf-life of beers – and as beers are exported all over the world, it’s vital that their original characteristics still remain...
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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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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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Innovation Center Delivers Filtration Engineering Breakthroughs
The Parker Filtration Innovation Center houses the research and development for all of Parker Hannifin's filtration products. This 82,000 square foot facility is dedicated solely to the discovery of...
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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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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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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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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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