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GEA Unifies Controls for Separators and Decanters with GEA IO Control

In order to reduce complexity and to focus on user-friendliness, the GEA IO control generation will now be available for every separator and decanter. Initially launched in 2014 for decanters, GEA IO has been revised and improved to use it for all GEA centrifuges – for every kind of application. The development of GEA IO has been focusing on user’s needs, aiming to keep the control as simple and user-friendly as possible. Consistently reduced to the essentials, operators are quickly…

NewAge® Industries Achieves Landfill-Free Status

NewAge Industries is proud to announce that it is now a zero-waste organization. All of the tubing manufacturer’s waste is reused, recycled or disposed of by combustion at a local EfW (Energy from Waste) facility. “This has been a goal of ours as part of our sustainability program,” noted Ken Baker, CEO. “We went solar in 2011. Plant investments followed in the form of new windows, energy efficient lighting, building insulation and high efficiency motors and capacitors. Going landfill free…

Ajinomoto Althea, Inc. Announces New Aseptic Fill Finish Line

Ajinomoto Althea, Inc., a leading service provider of biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing drug programs, announces the installation and launch of a new high-performance sterile vial filling line. The new Optima VFVM 7000 aseptic fill finish line further strengthens Althea’s drug product manufacturing capabilities and supports a broad range of drug substance APIs compatible with both peristaltic and rotary piston pump filling systems. This new filling line expands Althea’s current capabilities by enabling larger batch sizes and a broader range…

ANGUS Life Sciences Expands U.S. Biotechnology Commercial Team

ANGUS Life Sciences, a business of ANGUS Chemical Company, and the world’s only fully integrated manufacturer of TRIS AMINO™ tromethamine buffers, has announced the addition of five regional account managers to cover the U.S. biotechnology and pharmaceutical markets. The new team bring decades of combined industry experience and are playing an essential role in further developing relationships with leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical manufacturers. “The expansion of our Life Sciences team reflects our dedication to providing customers with the highest-quality production…

Quattroflow™ Introduces QF4400HT Quaternary Diaphragm Pumps

Quattroflow™, part of PSG®, a Dover company and a leading brand of positive displacement quaternary diaphragm pumps, is pleased to announce that it has extended its HT product line with the release of the QF4400HT Quaternary (Four-Piston) Diaphragm pump. The new QF4400HT model is the ideal solution for a wide variety of biopharmaceutical applications, featuring a high turn-down ratio and accuracy in controlling flow rates. The Quattroflow QF4400HT incorporates all the same industry-leading features and benefits as the QF4400 model…

Lonza Acquires Micro-Macinazione to Create the Global Leader in Micronization Capacity and Capabilities

Lonza has acquired Micro-Macinazione, one of Europe’s leading contract manufacturers providing micronization of active ingredients for the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries. Micro-Macinazione, which had sales of ~ CHF 20 million in 2016, has 120 employees and is based in Monteggio, Switzerland. Micro-Macinazione was purchased from Cross and the acquisition was completed on 26th July 2017. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition of Micro-Macinazione creates the global leader in the field of micronization services by building…

AdvantaPure® Announces Its ISO 9001:2015 Certification

After several months of preparation, the AdvantaPure high purity products division of NewAge® Industries, Inc. has received ISO 9001:2015 certification. This updated certification helps demonstrate the company’s commitment to quality and its ability to consistently provide products that meet its customers’ stringent requirements. AdvantaPure manufactures AdvantaSil™ platinum-cured silicone tubing and reinforced hose, AdvantaFlex® tubing, and Single-Use molded manifold assemblies and components for the biopharm, pharmaceutical and clean application industries. The new certification also applies to the company’s Verigenics® division, which…

Arecor, CPI, and FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Improve Downstream Operation Through Formulation Innovation

Arecor, the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), and FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB) today announced that its collaboration project entitled ‘Improving Downstream Operation through Formulation Innovation’ has successfully completed its initial rounds of downstream performance testing of formulations, which have shown very positive results. The aim of the project, which is on track for completion in November 2017, is to achieve a step change in biopharmaceutical yield and quality by improving product stability during downstream processing (DSP). To achieve this, the…

Lonza Pharma&Biotech Launches Ibex™ Solutions – An Innovative New Concept in Biological Manufacturing and Development

Lonza’s commitment to constant innovation and adding value to its customers and partners is today demonstrated by the launch of Ibex™ Solutions – a unique addition to its current offering. Ibex™ Solutions is an innovative new biological development and manufacturing concept, coupling flexibility in facility-build-out with fully tailored business models and leveraging Lonza’s expertise and service network in Visp (CH). Construction began in June with a formal groundbreaking ceremony expected in the second half of 2017. Several hundred new positions…

Extract Technology Ltd and CPi Technology Announce Ireland Agency Agreement

Extract Technology Limited has made an exclusive distribution agreement with CPi Technology for Ireland. The newly established partnership will provide a greater level of service and local support to customers in Ireland. Extract Technology based in Huddersfield UK & New Lisbon USA are market leaders specializing in the supply of high quality containment and aseptic equipment for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Extract Technology manufactures, fully assembles and tests the equipment in-house. The company has global coverage with manufacturing capabilities…