Pharma manufacturing products: news in brief

By Nick Taylor

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Related tags: Cell culture

in-PharmaTechnologist.com’s latest round up of products launched in the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector includes new offerings from innovatis, Stäubli, GE and Sterilin.

innovatis’ cell culture chemistry analyser

innovatis has launched its new membrane-free chemical analyzer for measuring key metabolite parameters in cell culture media samples, called CuBiAn.

CuBiAn’s software and data integrates into bioprocess setups built with Quality-by-Design (QbD) principles in mind.

innovatis claims its technology is most effective as part of a bioprocess system, working with existing appliances, such as cell counters, instead of replacing them.

Robotic arms from Stäubli

New heavy payload robots for handling materials weighing from 100kg to 130kg have been launched by Stäubli Robotics.

The TX200 and TX200L have maximum reaches of 2194mm to 2594mm respectively, with Stäubli believing they offer excellent speed and rigidity.

Both robotic arms have six degrees of freedom, a fully enclosed structure for easy cleaning, and 12.5m/sec high speed motion.

The robots are equipped with the CS8 controller, which is capable of communicating using Fieldbus, Ethernet, and ModBus.

Stäubli is showing its two new robots at the Assembly Technology Expo in Rosemont, Illinois which starts on 23 September.

GE launches pressure transducer

GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies has launched its new, high accuracy pressure transducer, which has been designed for operation with the Kaye Validator.

The Kaye Validator is a stand-alone thermal validation system to ensure compliance with EN554 and ISO-17665. GE’s new transducer allows saturated conditions to be validated along with temperature, in accordance with the EN554.

Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies will use the transducer in harsh environments, such as steam sterilisers, during the validation of manufacturing plants, according to GE.

The transducer can operate over a pressure range of 0 to 4 bar absolute and an accuracy of 10mbar at 110°C to 140°C. It is fitted to the Kaye Validator using a 1.5" Triclamp and an additional power supply is not needed.

New product to protect work surfaces

BenchGuard, a highly absorbent paper for protecting benches and surfaces against liquid spills, has been launched by Sterilin.

When placed on a spill the paper quickly absorbs hazardous liquids, preventing damage to the work surface, the user and reducing the risk of contamination, according to Sterilin.

The product is available in absorbencies of 400ml/m² and 800ml/m². Packs of 50 or 100 sheets are sold by Sterilin and the product is also available in a roll.

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