Suncombe looks to support transition to singe use technologies
By Jane Byrne
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Suncombe says it has released a new range of systems, for sanitary and sterile liquid storage, preparation, thermal treatment, and mixing, typically required in the biopharma sector, laboratories and research institutes.
The PureVessel range of systems is certified to ASME and ISO/EN standards for processing biopharma products, complying with all relevant regulations, according to the critical process systems specialists.
The systems have been developed to operate within the hybrid bioprocessing model, in which a bio processing facility employs a combination of single use technologies (SUT) and stainless steel multi use equipment, said the company.
One of the drivers for the transition to single use methodologies is the complexity of the clean in place (CIP) and sterilize in place (SIP) operations of stainless steel multi use equipment, to ensure that there is no cross contamination and all work is developed in a sterile state, noted Suncombe.
There are many advantages in employing re-usable stainless-steel equipment, and to make this usage more practical, the company said it has developed a pre-validated version of PureVessels combined with its PureCIP or MobileCIP equipment.
Suncombe director, Steve Overton, said: “Combining the PureVessel unit and the Suncombe PureCIP and MobileCIP, provides clients with a pre-validated system, taking away many of issues and validation works. This simplicity of operation and ‘plug and play’ start up makes these the ideal combination for incorporating in a hybrid model of single use (SUT) technologies.”
Available in capacities from 10 to 300 liters, the mobile or static PureVessels are modular built and can be equipped with top entry agitators, bottom mounted magnetic mixers, heating and cooling jackets, mounted on load cells, spray devices and instruments with the option of custom design and manufacture for specific requirements, explained the developer.
The units are constructed from 316 stainless steel and Hastelloy for chlorine resistance, it added.