The company has introduced a technologically advanced series of ports for the single-use bags used to transfer media and drug compounds in the biopharmaceutical industry. They offer a variety of new benefits to biomanufacturers, including the specific benefits of the Value Pharma™ material, such as: animal derivative-free qualification, USP Class VI certification, guaranteed heat sealing and conformance with polyethylene bags, and 24-hour resistance to alcohol stress cracking — a critical feature when processing materials that can cost thousands of dollars per liter. The new bag ports also incorporate two unique features that reduce process time and potential damage to expensive media. Parabolic lead-ins on the ports save time by shortening the time required to drain a bag by up to 24 percent, while alignment ribs improve fluid flow dynamics by reducing shear impact as material exits the bag. For widespread industry compatibility, the new ports are designed to work with common tubing sizes, as well as industry-standard fittings, filters and other devices.
Value Plastics, Fort Collins, CO 80525. www.valueplastics.com or call 888-404-5837
INTERPHEX 2012 Booth No. 2722