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 are very excited to be working with each of these companies,” said Chris Bartlett, Refine Technology’s Business Development Director. “Each company has unique strengths in the bioprocess and single use bioprocessing market as well as existing relationships with each other. Information and resources are shared along the east coast which is a huge benefit to end users looking for a comprehensive and efficient supply chain.”
With flow rates of up to 290 liters/minute, the CleanLine™ 1.5” Single Use Connector was developed to address sterile fluid flow inefficiencies with 2,000 liter or larger single use bags (SUB’s) that are constrained by smaller 1” sterile fluid transfer lines between process steps. There are many other application areas for this new connector, which was launched in January 2017, including media preparation and transfer, upstream to downstream transfer, sterile waste removal from the process stream, connecting hybrid stainless steel / single use bioreactor systems and any other areas where rapid sterile fluid flow rates with low shear are important.
According to Erik Mueller, General Manager of Accuflow Systems, “The Cleanline 1.5″ Single Use Connector will enable customers to efficiently transfer large volumes of sterile liquid media and shorten the emptying of large bioprocess bags from what used to take hours to minutes, improving operational efficiencies. The sales teams at Accuflow, Triangle and Casella will be able to offer this unique product across the entire east coast and support Refine by stocking the product at all of our warehouses.”
Refine Technology looks to continue expansion of its distribution network across the US and internationally, but views the east coast as a strong cornerstone to help build awareness to this new market for high volume, low shear sterile fluid transfers.