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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…

Refine Technology, LLC Establishes East Coast Distribution for New 1.5″ Single Use Connector

Today, Refine Technology, most known for developing the award winning ATF™ System for cell perfusion, announced distribution arrangements with three companies to help promote and sell its new CleanLine™ 1.5” Single Use Connector on the east coast. Refine Technology has partnered with Triangle Process Equipment in Wilson, NC, Accuflow Systems in Frederick, MD and Casella Process Systems in Barrington, NH to help develop the market for improved high volume, low shear sterile fluid flow rates in single use bioprocessing. “We…

CEVEC Licenses CAP®Go Technology in the Field of Veterinary Vaccines

CEVEC Pharmaceuticals GmbH (CEVEC), the expert in the production of tailor-made recombinant glycoproteins and gene therapy vectors, today announced that it has signed a non-exclusive license agreement with a leading European veterinary pharmaceutical company for use of its proprietary CAP®Go cells in the development, production and commercialization of two difficult to express recombinant proteins in the field of veterinary vaccines. Under the terms of the agreement, CEVEC provides its expertise in cell line development and in the expression of difficult-to-produce…

GE Healthcare Partners with Oritain to Introduce Independent Test to Confirm Country of Origin of Fetal Bovine Serum

GE Healthcare and Oritain are today launching an independent test-based traceability program to authenticate the country of origin of Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). FBS is a cell growth supplement used in the manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals and vaccines for human health and veterinary purposes, as well as in basic research and drug discovery. Serum plays an important role in the cell-based production of high-quality vaccines and therapeutics for people and animals around the world. Morgan Norris, General Manager for Upstream and…

Quattroflow™ Launches EZ-Set Pump Chamber Replacing System for Single-Use Pumps

Quattroflow™, part of PSG®, a Dover company and a leading brand of positive displacement quaternary diaphragm pumps, is pleased to announce the launch of the EZ-Set Pump Chamber Replacing System for its Single-Use pumps. With EZ-Set, users can replace a Single-Use pump chamber in 30 seconds by hand without the use of special tools or torque wrenches. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s safe. The comfortable handgrip design of the EZ-Set makes replacing the pump chamber so easy you can…