Parker South Africa

How Fluid Handling Systems Help Bring Diagnostics Costs Down | Case Study

Reusable Bioreactors made of stainless steel and Single-Use Bioreactors (SUBs) are being used in a growing number of research and manufacturing applications. Their particular characteristics include low maintenance requirements, fast turnaround times and low energy consumption. These factors are making the use of Bioreactors particularly critical in research and manufacturing applications of mammalian and insect cell cultures.  When developing its new leading edge supply and control tower, a world leading manufacturer of bioreactors and fermentors for the biopharmaceutical industry required a fittings and tubing solution that would convey all the different gases, whilst being certified for the use with oxygen and that would be operationally efficient as well as cost-effective.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 drug discovery and the development of improved production capabilities for new vaccines and therapeutics.

Bioreactors being used in a growing number of applications

Reusable Bioreactors made of stainless steel and Single-Use Bioreactors (SUBs) are being used in a growing number of research and manufacturing applications. Their particular characteristics include low maintenance requirements, fast turnaround times and low energy consumption. These factors are making the use of Bioreactors particularly critical in research and manufacturing applications of mammalian and insect cell cultures.

When developing its new leading edge supply and control tower, a world leading manufacturer of bioreactors and fermentors for the biopharmaceutical industry required a fittings and tubing solution that would convey all the different gases, whilst being certified for the use with oxygen and that would be operationally efficient as well as cost-effective.

Compatible solutions for the supplying tower to feed the bioreactors and gas conveyance.

Clean Room

Working closely with experts from Parker Legris, the manufacturer’s design team was able to test and select a compatible solution for the supplying tower to feed the bioreactors with all the required gasses and oxygen (including air, O2, N2, CO2).

“Parker's supplied solution was based on its fully certificated range of CleanFit push-in fittings and tubing, and provides the complete circuit for fluid management. The solution went through a full qualification process that included 6 months of testing and the results fully validated the solution as compliant with all the required technical specifications in terms of cleanliness, sealing, security and price.”

Laurent Orcibal, CleanFit Product Manager at Parker.

The only other connectors or tubes able to provide equivalent certification for oSuccess Storyxygen use were stainless steel products, which are not only more expensive but also less flexible. This solution also offers an easier assembly during the manufacturing process and easier modifications and adjustment throughout the life of the bioreactor.

Please download our success story and find out how we are contributing to the development of new drugs and treatments that will improve the health and wellbeing of people all around the world.

 

Thomas Mayer

Article contributed by Thomas Mayer, Parker Life Sciences, Parker Hannifin Germany.

 

 

 

 

Additional case studies:

How to Scale-up Pharmaceutical Filtration Systems - Case Study

AC Drives Accelerate Automatic Cable Winding Machine | Case Study

How VFD Controls Pumps to Prevent Flooding | Case Study

Categories
Recent posts by author

Smart User Interface Contributes To Improve Machine Efficiency

The manufacturing industry is currently facing increasing pressure to reform and innovate in order to remain viable. On the consumer side, the Internet of ThingsĀ (IoT) has made smart devices available...

Discover How Load Sensing Valve Improves Heavy Duty Machine Productivity and Fuel Savings

OEM engineers are always looking for new technology to improve heavy duty machine productivity. This is weighed against the known factor: that current hydraulic systems powering heavy duty...

Discover how Lighter, Greener, Heavy-Duty Trucks can become a Reality

Today, virtually everything we buy has at some point been on a commercial freight truck, traversing countries and even continents to reach us, the consumer. Commercial vehicle manufacturers are...
Comments

Have a question about Parker products or services? We can help: Contact Us!

Note to How Fluid Handling Systems Help Bring Diagnostics Costs Down | Case Study


Please note that, in an effort to combat spam, comments with hyperlinks will not be published.

Leave a comment





Captcha