Life Science Technology

Automating and Enclosing Bulk Fill Operations - the Way Forward?

The consequences of failure during downstream processing are severe. Following the Affinity Chromatography stage, the value of the product increases significantly at every step. A failure at the final...
On January 17, 2019

Mycoplasma Contamination: Understanding the Risks and Taking on the Challenges

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

Practical Applications for Precision Electromechanics in Photonics

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 and...
On January 4, 2019

Reducing the Noise Impact of Medical Devices

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

Key Technology Considerations for Dynamic Metrology Applications

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

The Biopharmaceutical Industry's Definition of Integrity

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 manufacturing...
On September 13, 2018

Point-of-Care Testing Requires Microfluidic Precision

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 array of...
On August 7, 2018

Choosing a High Flow Proportional Valve for Ventilators and Anesthesia Machines

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, such...
On June 14, 2018

Servo Motors and Drives Used in Tilting Beds Improve Patient Comfort

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

How OEMs Can Improve Life Science Instrumentation Performance

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

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

How to Specify Precision Linear Mechanics for a Cleanroom Environment

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

Know Your Pneumatics: Hints & Tips For Specifying Linear Actuators

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

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

Fluidic Components Take the Pain Out of Designing Capnography Monitors

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

Modular Seal Kit for Pneumatic Cylinders Covers All Kinds of Applications

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 with...
On February 8, 2017

Advanced Liquid Valves Expand Microfluidic Possibilities

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 life...
On February 7, 2017

Overmolding Technology Enhances Safety of Single-Use Systems

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

Cost and Waste Saving Benefits of Resealable Septa for Medical Applications

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

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...
On September 14, 2016