Process Filtration

Sterile Filtration of Beer - The Impact on Quantity and Quality

One of the key considerations when choosing a stabilisation method for a brewery’s operations is how the flavour profile of the final product could be affected. There is little point in a finished...
On February 22, 2018

9 Benefits of Sterile Filtration Over Flash Pasteurisation of Beer

The shelf-life of beer is a key consideration for any brewing business – and there are multiple ways of extending this. It can be achieved through ingredient selection, packaging, or the...
On February 15, 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

Protecting Your Bioprocess From the Risk of Human Error

In Parker Bioscience’s webinar entitled Protect The Process, Protect The Patient, the concern that biopharmaceutical manufacturers have regarding the impact of human error on their processes was all...
On January 30, 2018

How to Protect Beer Quality at the Lowest Cost

The ever-evolving brewing industry is going through an exciting period of change. With established markets buoyed by the craft revolution, the future of brewing is looking increasingly optimistic....
On January 25, 2018

Most Popular Filtration Technology Blogs of 2017

2017 saw economic growth accelerate and the indicators suggest that trend will continue. This puts productivity initiatives high on the list of manufacturers, keen on taking full advantage of...
On January 4, 2018

A Guide to Business Continuity Planning for Biomanufacturers

Picture the scene: Unprecedented rainfall and poor flood defences causes flooding to a biopharmaceutical facility, damaging equipment, making large areas of a site unsafe and inaccessible, and...
On December 19, 2017

Sizing a Chiller for Your Application - What You Need to Know

When sizing chillers for an application, it is necessary to ensure the unit adequately sized to handle maximum process loads in worst-case site conditions. However, customers may fail to plan...
On October 25, 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

Eliminating Leaks and Faults: Single-Use vs Stainless Steel Systems

Ensuring process integrity – which means being able to effectively test for leaks – is a critical factor in biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes, especially given the high value placed on drug...
On July 31, 2017

Automated Single-Use Technology and Its Impact on Quality

Taking steps to understand and control process variation is crucial to biopharmaceutical manufacturers. The sentiment behind the old adage, "the product is the process" can’t be dismissed.  ...
On June 6, 2017

Five Critical Challenges in Single-Use Bioprocessing

Single-use technology plays an integral part in nearly all bio-production processes, yet several challenges remain —challenges which are serious enough to delay or even stop the use of single-use...
On May 24, 2017

Process Protection: What Does It Mean to You?

Imagine the scenario: Your new blockbuster drug is making a significant difference to the lives of patients. But then your supply chain fails, taking the product out of circulation. The consequences...
On May 16, 2017

Filtration Requirements for Downstream Oil and Gas Processes

Downstream oil and gas operations include refineries and petrochemical plants where crude oil is processed into finished products such as jet fuel, diesel, lubricants, and gasoline. Refineries operate...
On April 20, 2017

Engineering Managers: Streamline Your Bioprocess With Automation

Twenty years ago, Professor Bernhard Sonnleitner, of the Institute of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry at the Zürich University of Applied Sciences, suggested that the bioprocess industry would...
On March 9, 2017

What's Stopping You From Automating Your Single-Use Process?

The use of automation in running complex single-use systems has many benefits such as process control and consistency, increased speed, reduced labour costs and operational flexibility....
On February 7, 2017

Overcoming Barriers to Single-Use Implementation

Single-use technologies have emerged as a significant and growing resource in the biopharmaceutical industry but there is still some trepidation around their use, meaning that some manufacturers are...
On January 17, 2017

Design Space and its Use in Single-use Bioprocessing

The design space - a toolbox of validated parts and assemblies - allows an end-user to build any single-use device needed, utilizing a combination of validated parts.    Tubing, filters, connectors...
On December 13, 2016

How Can Biomanufacturers Achieve Standardization of Single-use Assemblies

Major delays in getting products to market, higher costs generated by design, testing, and management, increased lead times due to low-volume production runs and the changeover processes...
On December 7, 2016

Has Single-use Customization Gone too Far?

Single-use technology (SUT) has been adopted on a global scale since its introduction 20 years ago and its benefits are well-recognized.   Thousands of single-use products are now in use and entire...
On November 29, 2016