November 2013 Editor's Picks: Products from Pall and I Holland

Featured products from Pharmaceutical Technology's monthly newsletter, Equipment & Processing Report
Nov 20, 2013
By PharmTech Editors
Featured products from Pharmaceutical Technology's monthly newsletter, Equipment & Processing Report

Pall
A single-use system provides flexible automation for biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

The Allegro MVP system from Pall is a fully automated platform that can be used across a range of upstream and downstream bioprocessing activities. A manifold selection tool facilitates selection of sensors, connectors, tubing type, filters, and prefilters needed for each application. Intuitive, easy-to-read labels on the manifold sets ease installation. The fully automated MVP system provides reliable control of process conditions and monitoring of all process variables, and the use of automated valves in the system allows more complex process steps to be simplified into an automated sequence. Automation enables precise and consistent operation and minimizes operator contact.

I Holland
Tablet-tooling coating improves punch and die performance

PharmaCote CX and CX+ (chromium nitride extra) tablet-tooling coatings from I Holland improve surface hardness, wear and corrosion resistance, and antisticking properties of punches and dies. The coating creates a smooth finish to help prevent tablet sticking, and multiple layers prolong tooling life. The new coatings offer up to 13 times more corrosion resistance than PharmaCote HC (hard chromium) and up to two times the life of PharmaCote CN (chromium nitride). The coating is also easy to clean and maintain using an ultrasonic bath and light, automated polishing.