Thermo Scientific Masterflex Pumps Ensure Precise, Repeatable, and Flexible Pharmaceutical ProductionSource: Thermo Fisher Scientific Fluid Handling
By Gregg E. Johnson, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Fluid Handling, Barrington, IL, USA
Besides requiring precise liquid metering, dosing and transfer, virtually all pharmaceutical and biotechnology research, development and production processes demand sterility, fluid isolation and zero contamination potential to assure a high level of process and product security. The FDA also has significant concerns regarding contamination, including cross contamination of biotech products that could potentially alter the safety, identity, strength, quality or purity of the product. Validation cleaning processes are required and often time-consuming and costly.