Pharma & Biotech

Pipette tips show high bacterial filtration levels

The study showed that the pipette filter tips have greater than 99% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) even at an increased challenge level. A new independent study has demonstrated that Porvair Sciences’ pipette filter tips have greater than 99% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) even at an increased challenge level. The test procedure was modified from a standard […]

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Porvair Sciences tests hydrophilic Vyon material

Comparison of hydrophobic Vyon (left) and the new hydrophilic Vyon porous polymer (right). Porvair Sciences has reported that tests on its hydrophilic Vyon porous plastics show high levels of  performance in drug discovery applications due to the high hydrophilic void volume conversion of the materials’ pore structure after a special treatment process. Working with an […]

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KIT researchers develop system to remove hormones

Professor Andrea Iris Schäfer studies innovative water processing technologies. (Image: Sandra Göttisheim, KIT) Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed a filtration system that combines a polymer membrane with activated carbon to remove steroid hormones from drinking water. Steroid hormones are micropollutants that cannot be eliminated efficiently by conventional processes. Their concentration in […]

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Porvair supplies filters for Covid-19 testing

SAMBA II machines for rapid diagnostic testing for Covid-19 infection. (Image: Diagnostics for the Real World) Porvair Sciences is supplying its Vyon porous plastic filters to University of Cambridge spin-out company, Diagnostics for the Real World, to be used in its SAMBA II machine that provides diagnosis of Covid-19 infection in under 90 minutes. SAMBA […]

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Filtrox offers clarification for vaccines

The FILTRODISC BIO SD and R2U depth filter modules can remove cell debris and negatively charged molecules in vaccines. Depth filter systems’ specialist Filtrox has introduced its FILTRODISC BIO SD and R2U depth filter modules for the removal of cell debris and negatively charged molecules in vaccines. The purification of vaccines is a vital step […]

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Meissner Filtration’s new facility in Ireland is now operational

Meissners new manufacturing site in Castlebar, Co Mayo, Ireland. Meissner Filtration Products’ new manufacturing facility in Castlebar, Ireland is now up and running. The new facility, which has been brought online on schedule, has a state of the art 930 m² (10 000 ft²) ISO class 7 cleanroom for the manufacture of single-use systems. Validation of […]

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Filtration Group acquires Oxyphen

Filtration Group has acquired Oxyphen, a Swiss manufacturer of microporous track-etched membranes. Track-etched membrane is a high-precision manufactured film used in critical applications for life science, automotive, industrial and consumer markets. Oxyphen’s track-etched membrane solutions complement the porous product offering and manufacturing capability within Filtration Group’s Porex business. “We are excited to have a great […]

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DuPont donates PPE to Covid-19 frontline workers

DuPont’s Tyvek coveralls are used for Covid-19 testing. (Image: GettyImages) DuPont has donated 50,000 protective garments to Covid-19 frontline medical staff in Europe’s worst-hit countries. The Tyvek coveralls will give health workers added protection against Covid-19 and exceed WHO requirements. They also fulfil the requirements of EN 14126:2003 (protective clothing against infective agents) and have been […]

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Increased demand for filters in breathing devices

Vyon is a versatile porous plastic which can be modified to give it hydrophilic or hydrophobic properties. Porvair Sciences is reporting increased demand for it 3D moulded intake filters and vent diffusers supplied to GCE Healthcare, the manufacturer of the Zen-O lite portable oxygen concentrator for active people suffering from respiratory conditions such as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). […]

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Sulzer Chemtech supports Covid-19 drug production

Sulzers ECR, a high-performance advanced extraction technology is particularly suitable as it can effectively handle a high flow rate, maximising throughput. Sulzer Chemtech’s agitated Kühni column (ECR) for liquid-liquid extraction is being used to increase production capacity of drugs produced by pharmaceutical manufacturer Farmhispania, to treat critically ill Covid-19 patients. The urgent need for pharma […]

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Alfa Laval launches premium separator system

Alfa Laval’s CultureOne is designed for single-use processing in the biopharmaceutical industry. Alfa Laval’s separator system, the Alfa Laval CultureOne, is designed for single-use processing in the biopharmaceutical industry. All product-contact parts in the separator system can be replaced after each batch which eliminates the risk of cross-contamination between batches, increasing process hygiene and safety […]

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Porvair adapts manufacturing to fight Covid-19

Porvair has adapted its manufacturing to produce ventilators and contribute towards medical testing and pharmaceutical production. In response to government calls for businesses to support the production and supply of ventilators and their components, Porvair has adapted some of its manufacturing processes to supply ventilator and breathing apparatus. The company’s Segensworth division in the UK […]

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Sartorius extends Joachim Kreuzburg’s appointment as CEO

Dr Joachim Kreuzburg. Sartorius AG’s supervisory board has extended the appointment of group CEO Dr Joachim Kreuzburg by another five-year period to 10 November 2025. The extension was made ahead of schedule. Kreuzburg serves as CEO and executive board chairman of Sartorius. He has been a member of the Sartorius executive board since 2002. “We […]

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Sartorius launches filter integrity tester

The Sartocheck 5 Plus ensures maximum data integrity and compliance with future requirements of quality risk management. Sartorius Stedim Biotech’s new Sartocheck 5 Plus filter integrity tester is designed for use in downstream processing and is based on its customers’ needs to confirm the integrity of filters in pharmaceutical production. The company says the Sartocheck […]

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Porvair adds 4-lug adaptor to MF junior filters

Porvair’s new 4-lug adaptor is for use with its junior cartridge filters for small scale applications. The Porvair Filtration Group has designed and manufactured a new 4-lug adaptor for use with its junior cartridge filters for small scale applications, particularly those that require the retention of bacteria in liquid and venting in sterile environments.  The junior […]

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Porvair launches range of pipette filter tips

The new pipette tip filters are fully compliant with FDA, USP Class VI and European Pharmacopoeia regulations. The new range of liquid handling pipette tip filters from Porvair Sciences can block out aerosol and liquid contaminants. The company has used its proprietary Vyon porous plastics, so the new pipette tip filters are fully compliant with FDA, […]

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Asahi Kasei Medical builds new spinning plant for Planova filters

The new plant in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan. Asahi Kasei Medical has completed a new plant in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan for the spinning of cellulose hollow-fiber membranes for Planova™ virus removal filters. The new spinning plant, which has a capacity of 40 000 m2/year, is located next to existing facilities for spinning hollow fiber and assembly […]

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Entegris buys China’s Hangzhou Anow Microfiltration

Entegris Inc has acquired Hangzhou Anow Microfiltration Co Ltd, a Chinese filtration company serving industries including semiconductor, pharmaceutical and medical. Headquartered in the Xindeng New District, Fuyang National Economic and Technological Development Zone, Hangzhou, Anow will be part of Entegris’s Microcontamination Control Division. Anow brings new polymeric membrane technologies and liquid filtration offerings to Entegris’s […]

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