Allegro™ Single-Use Filling NeedlesSource: Pall Life Sciences - BioPharmaceuticals
The Allegro single-use filling needle offers a cost-effective, unique direct replacement alternative to the stainless steel filling needles that are currently used for aseptic filling of liquids. This versatile needle is easily integrated into new or existing single-use filling lines, where the fluid path is either autoclaved or gamma irradiated. Complete single-use assemblies incorporating the needles simplify filling machine operation, reduce assembly time and needle installation risks.
The Allegro single-use plastic filling needle consists of a Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK) shaft reinforced with non-fluid contact stainless steel and a polypropylene hub with female luer connection. The needle shaft is 75 mm (2.95 in.) in length and is available in three lumen diameters: 0.8, 1.6 and 3.2 mm ID. For use in a disposable sterile filling system, it can be either autoclaved or gamma irradiated.
The Allegro single-use filling needle is ready to use (after sterilization where required) and offers a completely disposable solution for final filling that avoids the cost and resource of filling needle cleaning verification and validation. Its use increases available manufacturing time and decreases down time of filling machines and associated equipment.