Sartorius Stedim Biotech has launched a
new version of its proven stainless steel
fermentor/bioreactor – the BIOSTAT
D-DCU. The compact, modular, in-situ
sterilizable system is suitable for microbial and cell cultures, and is supplied
in working volumes of 10 to 200 liters.
Typical application areas include the
process development and production of
small-batch biopharmaceutics, vaccines,
enzymes, antibiotics and other secondary metabolites. The modular design
of the BIOSTAT D-DCU enables flexible
configuration of the bioreactor system to
meet individual customer needs.
■ Sartorius Stedim Biotech;
The SWECO QuickChange PT (QCPT) allows for changing round separator screens faster, as its two self-contained pneumatic cylinders, which
are mounted within towers on each side of the unit, rise up to engage
a bracket on the cover or frame in lifting the frame stack. Additional
features include a motor start-up interlock and an internally adjustable
pressure regulator. The QuickChange PT has a smaller footprint than
previous systems and is available in both carbon and stainless steel
for 48” and 60” units.
■ SWECO; www.sweco.com
PAT Solution For Pharmaceutical Packaging
DIR Technologies’ Induction Integrity Verifica-
tion System (I2VS) provides induction sealing
integrity analysis for bottles without packag-
ing line slowdown. Inspection is performed
through the closed cap, without physical
contact in an entirely passive, non–destructive
fashion. The infra-red technology could replace
conventional inspection techniques that rely on
sampling. Additionally, the Sachet Full Monitor-
ing System (SFM) provides in-line inspection of
sachets and pouches. Both are either in use or
in trials on packaging lines for several leading
pharmaceutical packaging companies due to
features that include real-time quality control
solutions that help increase operational efficiency and reduce batch failure.
■ DIR Technologies; www.dir-technologies.com.
Safe Storage of Noxious And Odorous Chemicals
The new Safestore Vented Chemical Storage Cabinets from Air Science are designed to store noxious or odorous chemicals, minimizing health and environmental risks in handling
chemical vapors, residues and VOCs. The Air Science Multiplex filtration system protects the safety
of personnel during use, maintenance and decontamination with advanced carbon filtration technology that serves as an alternative to ducted cabinets
for a broad range of applications. Safestore cabinets
isolate and trap biological and chemical vapors to
prevent operator exposure, cross contamination,
and negative ecological impact.
■ Air Science USA; www.airscience.com