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
Filter blockages in a beer production process can cause serious
problems for breweries which can include increased expenditure on
replacement filter cartridges and a significant amount of downtime
On May 9, 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
When it comes to the use of sterile gas for product contact
purposes – such as aseptic packaging or product purge applications
– no clear guidelines have been adopted by the dairy industry
On January 4, 2019
Bacterial contamination in the dairy industry can have major
implications for operators. It can result in product re-work,
wastage or recall – the cost of which can run into millions of
On December 18, 2018
As the brewing industry is becoming more competitive, breweries of
all sizes realize the importance of producing a higher quality
product while keeping an eye on the bottom line at the same time.
On November 20, 2018
The dairy industry is currently enjoying a period of growth,
principally driven by a shift in consumer preference towards
protein-heavy diets as opposed to carbohydrates and an increase in
On September 23, 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
The impact of the failure of a sterile air and gas filter can be
potentially catastrophic for operators in the dairy industry. If a
filter has failed, but the problem has not been identified,...
On September 11, 2018
As the craft beer sector continues to grow, mainstream beer sales
continue to decline. Beer production in Europe has been in decline
since the 1970s, and with more and more drinkers demanding a...
On July 17, 2018
Brewers who wish to reach their sustainability goals - and produce
more stable, fresher beer - should consider embracing a technology
which is changing the face of the brewing industry. New...
On July 8, 2018
Any trip to the supermarket will demonstrate just how popular
healthy dairy products are – products which are low in fats, salts,
sugars and preservatives. This trend has driven the growth of
On May 30, 2018
Some of the world’s largest breweries have recently reported a
decline in sales as they have admittedly failed to amend their
brand portfolio to meet consumer trends. Sterile filtration could
On May 16, 2018
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.
On April 9, 2018
As brewing becomes increasingly competitive, with consumers
demanding higher quality beers, and retailers looking for products
with greater assurance of shelf-lives, this sector of the food...
On April 9, 2018
Amidst the growing concern of the environmental impact of
plastic waste, the World Health Organization has launched
plans to investigate the potential hazards to health posed by
On April 6, 2018
When considering microbial stabilisation options for a
brewery, there are many obvious considerations, from initial set up
cost to the impact on overall beer quality. Many modern brewers are
On March 1, 2018
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
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