Filter qualification typically involves demonstrating bacterial
retention of a filter under process simulated conditions. A crucial
first step in this is in the hands of the filter vendor, who...
On May 15, 2019
What type of flow measuring device should I use? This is a
recurring question. The choice is bounded by customer needs,
product variables and different technologies available on the
market today. It’s...
On May 7, 2019
Valve technology has come a long way with many available features.
Gas and liquid multimedia valves that are used in chemical analysis
such as Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) and
On March 8, 2019
Reliability is the quality of being trustworthy or of performing
consistently well. Here at Parker, we’ve made reliability the focus
of our products since the company was established; this has...
On March 7, 2019
Drinking water is one of the most controlled food products. The
materials of products in contact with drinking water can generate
impurities and microbial growth. This makes a significant health
On February 20, 2019
Clinical and analytical laboratories are under constant pressure to
increase throughput. Throughput is the amount of material or items
passing through a system. In this case, it’s analyzing a
On February 1, 2019
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
On January 17, 2019
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
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
On January 4, 2019
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
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
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
On September 13, 2018
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
On August 7, 2018
Gas chromatography (GC) uses a wide range of gases including
helium, hydrogen, and nitrogen as the carrier gas. The most common
carrier gas is helium. In recent years, however, the availability
On June 18, 2018
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,
On June 14, 2018
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
There are a wide variety of carrier gases potentially available for
use with gas chromatography (GC) systems, including helium,
hydrogen and nitrogen. Your range of choices, however, may be
On May 2, 2018
Depending on the type of gas chromatography system employed,
hydrogen is often an attractive replacement for helium as a carrier
gas. It is less expensive and more widely available resulting in
On April 30, 2018
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
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
On February 13, 2018