Author Archives: Ken Davis

CYLINDRAFlow™ Manifolds: A New Offer That Simplifies Processing Applications

Nordson MEDICAL recently announced a new manifold that makes assembly and operation simpler compared with products used currently in the industry. This patent-pending product was announced at ACHEMA in Frankfurt, Germany, earlier this year. Simplicity is the main benefit of the design and user interface built into CYLINDRAFlow™ system. There is a one-to-one relationship between the inlet port and the five available outlet ports. The large, easy to use handle with clearly marked arrows provides a visual indication of which…

Bioprocessing Standards for Single-Use Components Are Moving Forward

With the escalating use of single-use technology in bioprocessing, suppliers have had to rapidly develop disposable components such as fittings, tubing, pumps, sensors, and flexible containers for bioprocessing. Single-use technology is growing so fast that the organizations tasked with guiding its growth are having difficulty keeping up. Contributing to this problem are factors such as company needs, regulatory requirements, market pressures, and costs. That growth has posed considerable concerns for the bioprocessing industry about the presence of organic and inorganic…

Road Map to Implementation of Single-Use Systems

        The Bio-Process Systems Alliance (BPSA) is an organization of equipment suppliers, service providers, and users in the biopharmaceutical industry whose shared mission is to facilitate implementation of single-use technologies in biomanufacturing processes. A key focus of BPSA’s core activities is to educate users and develop guides that help safeguard the quality of drugs and therapies produced with single-use process technologies. As an extension of its technical guides and white papers, BPSA realized the importance of developing…