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How to Protect Single-Use Bioprocess Systems from Damage During Shipping

by | Mar 2, 2023

Biopharmaceutical firms rely heavily on single-use bioprocess systems ( SUS) to produce their drug substances. These devices are convenient, cost-effective, and eliminate the need for cleaning and sterilization processes. However, due to their fragile nature, they are prone to leaks and contamination, which can compromise the quality and sterility of the product. Therefore, manufacturers of SUS must take steps to protect them from damage during shipping and handling.

One of the main factors that can contribute to the damage of these devices is vibration. Vibrations can cause the device components to shift, leading to leaks and contamination. Therefore, manufacturers must protect their devices from vibrations during shipping and handling.

Foamtec International, a leader in cleanroom packaging solutions, has developed a cleanroom grade gamma stable animal-free foam that can be custom fabricated to fit the port and tubing connections on the bioprocess device. This foam protects against vibrations and other physical stresses during shipping and handling. The foam can be custom fabricated to fit the device’s exact dimensions of connectors and ports, ensuring maximum protection. Additionally, the foam is compatible with gamma radiation sterilization, commonly used in the manufacturer of SUS.

Foamtec International’s foam is laundered and packed in an ISO 7 cleanroom post-fabrication to ensure it is free from particulates and contaminants, essential for maintaining the purity of the bioprocess device.

In conclusion, the fragility of single-use bioprocess devices is a concern for biopharmaceutical firms, and manufacturers must protect their devices from damage during shipping and handling. Foamtec International’s cleanroom grade gamma stable animal-free foam provides an excellent solution for protecting bioprocess devices from vibration damage.

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