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Nile Polymers Inc. Offers New High Performance Cable Ties Made from Kynar Flex® PVDF

Nile Polymers Inc., located in Centerville, UT, has recently commercialized a series of cable tie sizes based on Arkema Inc.’s Kynar Flex® PVDF under the trademark Strong-Ty™. These injection molded cable ties are readily available in 4-inch and 8-inch lengths and are manufactured and packaged in a clean room following ISO 13485:2016 procedures. Strong-Ty™ cable tie flexibility can be tailored simply by changing the chosen grade of Kynar Flex® PVDF. Kynar Flex® resins offer a multitude of desirable properties that…

MilliporeSigma Introduces Mobius® MyWay Portfolio for Customized Single-Use Assemblies

MilliporeSigma, a leader in single-use technology, today launched an industry first-the Mobius® MyWay portfolio, a program that allows more flexibility, better supply predictability and shorter lead times for more efficient and safer drug manufacture. “We have the industry’s only comprehensive single-use solution, giving customers three different ways to create customizable assemblies,” said Andrew Bulpin, Head of Process Solutions Strategic Marketing & Innovation, MilliporeSigma. “This is critical to customers from contract manufacturing organizations to big pharma, whose biggest challenge is getting…

Thermo Fisher Scientific and the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult Collaborate to Optimize Advanced Therapy Supply Chain

To help address the challenges surrounding supply chain management for cell and gene therapy around the globe, Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced a collaboration with the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT Catapult) to provide developers with both the manufacturing capability and distribution, logistics, and storage capacity needed to create a seamless supply chain to accelerate cell and gene therapy development and commercialization. As part of the collaboration, Fisher BioServices will expand its CryoHub…

Millipore Express® High Area Filters for Processing Feed Streams with High Particulate Levels

MilliporeSigma’s Millipore Express® high area cartridges and single use capsules are ideal for feed streams with high levels of particulates, such as cell culture media and protein solutions. These new high area filters help ensure product safety, efficient and effective processing and optimum yield for demanding drug production processes. The Millipore Express® high area cartridges and capsules combine fast flowing polyethersulfone (PES) membranes with an M-pleat pattern. This design provides up to twice the surface area of a conventional filter,…

AdvantaPure Launches AdvantaSil™ Brand of Silicone Tubing and Hose

AdvantaSil silicone tubing and hose products are quickly becoming recognized as superior products for single-use processes worldwide. Engineers in process development and manufacturing have relied on AdvantaSil products for years for unreinforced tubing, reinforced hose, pump grade tubing and wire reinforced suction hose. The products are designed and tested for the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries and are used for food, beverage, laboratory and chemical transfer applications as well. Previously, the products were typically referred to by their part number nomenclature…

Roquette Commits to BioPharma Market

Roquette, a global leader in innovative plant-based pharmaceutical ingredients, announces its commitment to provide new product offerings to address the growing demand for excipients and raw materials for the biopharmaceutical market. New product offerings are low endotoxin, multi-compendial grade materials for cell culture and biologic drug formulations. These products extend Roquette’s commitment to helping customers save and sustain patient’s lives. “As a long-time leader in excipients and active ingredients for the pharmaceutical market, Roquette is proud to be part of…

Tosoh Bioscience Introduces TOYOPEARL® AF-rProtein L-650F Process Chromatography Resin

Tosoh Bioscience LLC, a provider of chromatographic resins for the purification of biopharmaceutical drugs in commercial manufacturing processes, today announced the introduction of TOYOPEARL AF-rProtein L-650F, a Protein L resin that exhibits the highest binding capacity for antibody fragments that lack a Fc-portion (e.g. Fab, ScF Dab, etc.). TOYOPEARL AF-rProtein L-650F resin is now available for sale in the Americas from Tosoh Bioscience LLC. TOYOPEARL AF-rProtein L-650F resin does not only offer the highest binding capacity, but also has the…

MilliporeSigma’s Integritest® 5 Instrument Provides Integrity Testing, Assurance

MilliporeSigma’s new Integritest® 5 instrument is an easy-to-use, portable and fully automated integrity test system for verification of filters and processing equipment. The latest model of the first commercially available automated integrity test instrument introduced more than 25 years ago now incorporates an improved algorithm to simplify test creation and accelerate test completion. The user-friendly software makes it easy to set up and manage users and tests, while offering a depth of advanced functionality for those who need additional options.…

Sanofi and Lonza Enter into a Strategic Partnership to Establish a Large-Scale Biologics Production Facility

Sanofi and Lonza announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnership to build and operate a large-scale mammalian cell culture facility for monoclonal antibody production in Visp, Switzerland. The strategic partnership in the form of a joint venture combines the strong biologics development pipeline of Sanofi with the expertise of Lonza to design, construct, start-up and operate a state-of-the-art large-scale mammalian cell culture facility. The initial investment will be around CHF 290 million (€ 270 million), to be…

Distek, Inc. Releases Eclipse 5300 Automated Dissolution Sampler

Distek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laboratory testing instruments for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, as well as an experienced provider of validation and qualification services, announced today the release of the Eclipse 5300 automated dissolution sampler. The Eclipse 5300 Automated Dissolution Sampler by Distek offers rapid and accurate sampling using precision syringes. The elimination of valves and rotary pumps along with the short sample pathway and minimal dead volume increases reliability while eliminating and reducing common sources of sample…