From Traditional Filtration Systems to Single-Use Filtration Systems
Conventional bioprocessing facilities use replaceable filter elements in stainless steel filter housings that require setup, validation and post-production cleaning. Single-use components used with filter integrity test systems reduce the risk of contamination while improving process flexibility. Single-use components used in filtration and filter integrity testing include disposable capsule filters, bags, tubing, clamps and aseptic connectors. According to a survey by BioPlan Associates, a biotechnology and research firm, filters are one of the most popular single-use technologies, with 91% of companies currently using filter cartridge disposables.