The Future of Disposables in Biotech Facilities

The Future of Disposables in Biotech Facilities

Sep 6, 2011

Single-use components and systems (commonly referred to as disposables) have traditionally been utilized in development labs and clinical supply facilities. These pre-packaged components or systems have been sterilized and validated and are disposed of after a single use.

Viruses in Biotech Production

Viruses in Biotech Production

Apr 21, 2011

With competent suppliers for media and process gases and given all the documentation/certifications that come with them, should biotech companies be concerned about virus contamination of these raw materials?

Third Party Inspection – When and Why?

The phrase Third Party Inspection is thrown around often in hygienic or sanitary industries, making many ask these questions:  “What does it mean?” and “Do I need it?” Let’s investigate that a little further as it applies to ASME BPE and 3-A. ASME BPE requires that inspections be done as stated in GR-3 & GR-4. The BPE code...

Does Sulfur Content Matter?

Does Sulfur Content Matter?

Jul 6, 2010

Have you ever experienced weld puddle shift? Have you ever wondered why ASME BPE limits sulfur for tube and fittings to .005% to .017%?  Take a look at these videos, and you’ll understand why. Clip 1 shows matched sulfur of .008% on both weld pieces. Clip 2 shows mismatched sulfur of .002% welded to .014%. Notice how the weld pool tracks off-center of...

What Is BPE?

What Is BPE?

Jul 6, 2010

I’ve been asked these questions many times: “What is BPE?” “Where can I get a copy of the standard?” Here is a link that will answer both of those inquiries: www.asme.org/Communities/Technical/BPE/. Share this: Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it...