Permits Aseptic Transfer between Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Suites with Reduced Risk of Contamination
Southampton, Pa. — AdvantaPure, the sanitary products division of NewAge® Industries, Inc., introduces AdvantaPass wall pass-through technology (patent pending) for transferring critical fluids during pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical production. The system combines Single-Use tubing and isolation chamber assemblies with in-wall, permanent stainless steel components to eliminate cleaning validations associated with clean room protocols. AdvantaPass is the first system of its kind to offer complete isolation between manufacturing environments when transferring multiple lines of fluid through a single wall portal.
The AdvantaPass system conveys fluids without the need to physically move bins and totes, thereby removing the risk of breakage, spillage and lost pharmaceutical product associated with bin transfer. The technology offers a practical, safe, secure and easy way to move large volumes of liquids from one room to another while maintaining separate atmospheres and minimizing cross contamination risks.
“AdvantaPass is unique from two important perspectives to the user,” states Tony Butler, AdvantaPure’s Manager of Single-Use Systems. “First, it incorporates Single-Use disposable fluid transfer and isolation barrier components, thus eliminating cleaning validation issues between product transfer processes. Secondly, AdvantaPass can handle multiple fluid transfer lines without compromising the isolation barrier. Other pass-through systems can only manage one line at a time, when correctly installed, without jeopardizing the barrier.”
The system’s other distinct features include:
- Cost savings over other pass-through methods that involve multiple moving parts and frequent maintenance
- Design flexibility – suitable for new construction or existing facilities
- Customizable to accommodate multiple tubing ports, environmental purge ports, and clean room wall thicknesses including floor-to-ceiling conveyance
- Time, labor and expense savings compared to the sterilization and validation requirements of traditional hard piping transfer systems
- Quick and easy assembly and disassembly
- A choice of Single-Use components in platinum-cured silicone or AdvantaFlex® biopharmaceutical grade TPE
AdvantaPass offers optional purge ports to further reduce the chance of cross contamination between viral-active and non-viral-active suites. It incorporates BPE-compliant hygienic union clamps and is supplied in nominal sizes up to 6” diameter with larger sizes available on request.
Butler adds that AdvantaPass “offers high value at a reasonable price. The permanent components are machined from solid stainless steel, and the Single-Use tubing, seals and gaskets provide quick changeovers. It’s a customized system using standardized parts that provides an uncompromised safety barrier between clean rooms.”
For more information on the AdvantaPass system, contact the AdvantaPure team at 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 888-755-4370 or 215-526-2151; fax 888-258-4293 or 215-526-2167; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.advantapure.com/advantapass.htm .
About AdvantaPure and NewAge Industries
The AdvantaPure division of NewAge Industries is ISO 9001:2008 certified and specializes in high purity tubing, hose, single use process manifolds and systems, and other molded components for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, beverage, and cosmetic industries. All products are manufactured, stored, and shipped using the cleanest methods possible to ensure unsurpassed product purity.
In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures plastic and rubber tubing in both reinforced and unreinforced styles. The company offers one of the broadest product lines of tubing and fittings in the U.S., provides extensive custom extrusion and fabrication capabilities, and services customers worldwide. Automated product identification systems, including gamma-stable RFID tags and labels, are offered by NewAge’s Verigenics™ division. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for the benefit of both its employees and customers.