In the past, the traditional way of ensuring aseptic transfer of media between pharmaceutical suites, was using stainless steel piping systems. This method has been tried and tested to become the norm. But in an ever-evolving transfer environment, stainless steel is not always the ideal solution. Especially with the challenges posed from cleaning and validation, along with the flexibility of making expansions and upgrades to an existing system.
The development of single-use has provided a welcome alternative.
Understanding the Challenges
The main challenges that arise when transferring media are:
- minimizing the risk of contamination
- maximizing efficiency
- cost effectiveness
Hard piping transfer lines require intensive time-consuming cleaning and validation to eliminate the risk of contamination, which impacts the efficiency and cost effectiveness of a process. Whilst the continuous use of equipment, poses a risk of problems as the equipment may become compromised and need costly replacements.
Putting multiple lines of tubing through a standard single-tube port without breaching isolation can pose many engineering and maintenance issues, and each new connection adds potential for problems.
Providing a Single-Use Solution
The AdvantaPass system is the first system of its kind to offer complete isolation between different classes of clean rooms when transferring multiple lines of fluid through a single wall portal.
By combining Single-Use tubing and assemblies with in-wall permanent stainless steel components, the AdvantaPass takes the very best of both technologies to provide one reliable solution. The purge port option further reduces the risk of contamination between viral active and non-viral active suites.
Using Single-Use components eliminates cleaning validation requirements, saving in time, money and labour. It also removes the need to physically move bins and totes, which in turn removes the risk of breakage, spillage and lost product associated with bin transfer.
Custom made to fit your wall thickness, the technology offers a practical, safe, secure and easy way to move large volumes of media from one room to another. Maintaining separate atmospheres and minimizing cross contamination risks. The system works well with varying wall and floor thicknesses, even being utilised on Isolator boxes.
With assembly and disassembly taking only minutes, change over times are greatly reduced when using the Advantapass system, increasing productivity and efficiency.
Benefitting from a simple installation process, minimal moving parts and no requirement for routine maintenance. The Advantapass remains the easy to use, easy to maintain option when it comes to pass through systems for liquids in the Life Sciences industry.
Is the AdvantaPass right for you?
Complete our survey to identify your pass-through needs and understand if the AdvantaPass is right for you, our friendly team will be in touch to discuss your application.