Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) has launched BioPure silicone transfer tubing to provide a safe, reliable and value-based solution for a wide range of bioprocess fluid transfer applications.
“Biopharmaceutical processes are among the most critical in the world”, says Mark Lovallo, Product Manager at WMFTG, “so having confidence in the quality and cleanliness of manufacturing materials is essential. Using WMFTG’s extensive experience in bioprocessing, BioPure platinum cured silicone transfer tubing is flexible and reliable, delivering safe and efficient fluid transfer.”
“A reliable, flexible and good-value solution for a wide range of applications”
BioPure has pioneered the design, development and delivery of innovative bioprocessing fluid path components since 1998. Single-use technology has been at the forefront of its market focus. As part of WMFTG, BioPure combines market expertise in all aspects of fluid transfer, from pumps and tubing to valves, reinforced hoses and final fill finish. Lovallo: “We’re always on the leading edge of meeting regulatory expectations, and are confident that we are uniquely positioned to handle high-purity biopharmaceutical fluid application.”
BioPure, as Lovallo points out, aims to simplify production operations, lower cGMP manufacturing costs and reduce process validation. The new silicone transfer tubing fits into this strategy. “It offers a good value option for fluid transfer for a broad range of applications”, says Lovallo, “including diagnostics, animal health and biopharmaceutical R&D, satisfying all the essential requirements.”
The tubing, which is made of biocompatible materials that are USP Class VI compliant and animal-derived component free (ADCF), is manufactured and packed in a Class 7 cleanroom in accordance with European regulations. It withstands challenging conditions: the silicone tubing is autoclavable and gamma-stable up to 50kGY to meet even the most demanding conditions used in bioprocessing applications. Lot numbering enables product traceability for confidence in the supply chain.
“Tubing choice is an important consideration for any bioprocess engineer in order to ensure the entire process is compatible with regulations and maintains the quality of high-value products”, says Lovallo. “It is therefore essential that quality is not compromised for cost. Using our extensive experience in bioprocessing, we have designed the BioPure transfer tubing to provide a reliable, flexible and good-value solution for a wide range of applications.”