Millipore Corporation a provider of products and services that improve productivity and results in biopharmaceutical manufacturing and in clinical, analytical and research laboratories, introduced seven new products at the INTERPHEX2007 Conference.
Millipore’s Bioprocess Division provides products and expertise that enable biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to efficiently develop and manufacture therapeutics, particularly biologic drugs and vaccines. Millipore helps companies to accelerate their speed, improve manufacturing and minimize risk by reducing manufacturing deviations. The Bioprocess Division provides products for many critical applications, including cell culture supplements, filtration, chromatography, disposable manufacturing, and sterility testing. “We are relentlessly focused on bringing new innovations to our customers that increase their productivity and address key business needs,” said Jean-Paul Mangeolle, President of Millipore’s Bioprocess Division. “We have made significant investments in acquiring new companies, building a new R&D building, and developing intimate customer relationships that will help us to accelerate the pace that we bring exciting new products to market.”Products introduced at the show include:• Mobius MIX200 disposable mixing system – The Mobius MIX200 disposable mixing system delivers advanced technology for mixing pharmaceutical ingredients from intermediate to final drug products and for the preparation of process solutions. • SMART RFID Technology – Filters with SMART Technology are embedded with a filter tag that does not affect its form, fit, or performance. Providing users with digital access to filter specific information can stream-line compliance and improve cycle-time. • NovaSeptum® AV system – The NovaSeptum® AV Accurate Volume sampling system is a closed, accurate sampling system that enables production personnel to obtain small-volume product samples easily and efficiently without the risk of cross contamination. • NovAseptic® High Shear Mixer – The small size of the high shear (HS) T10 mixer makes it ideal for downsizing particles and producing emulsions in small production-scale processes and pilot plants. The HS T10 enables users to quantify the mixing process more quickly and move their processes into manufacturing, faster and more cost effectively. • NovaSeal crimping solution —The patented design of the NovaSeal crimping tool first crimps the metallic pinch pipe ensuring a proper seal, then cuts the tubing into two sterile fluid paths. NovaSeal tool is ideal for sampling, transporting or transferring fluid, while ensuring sterility is maintained and the fluid is securely protected from the outside environment at all times. A battery powered version for ¼ inch to ¾ inch OD tubing was launched at INTERPHEX. •Smaller size of Pod filter – The Pod family of disposable filters has expanded to include a version capable of processing small bioreactor batches of 5–20L. Because it uses the same media found in the pilot- and process-scale Pods, the newest size Pod with Millistak+® media offers linear scale-up from 270 cm2 to 540 cm2. •Network capability for Integritest® 4 system – The Integritest 4N networkable configuration enables users to quickly perform an integrity test and print results directly to any networked printer via Ethernet connection. The Integritest 4N system is 21 CFR Part 11 compliance-ready for electronic records and electronic signatures, improving productivity and facilitation of record keeping.