PSL Exhibits Nano-Containment Technology

June 8, 2015
Pharmaceutical Technology Editors

PSL has developed a dispensary isolator with a contained drum hoist mechanism for highly potent API production.

Powder Systems Ltd (PSL), a manufacturer of filtration, drying, and contained powder handling products, has developed a dispensary isolator with a contained drum hoist mechanism. The company is exhibiting this nano-containment technology at ACHEMA.

According to PSL, the dispensary isolator will be installed into a GMP manufacturing plant in the United States this year. Numerous operations will be processed inside this nano-containment isolator, including drum offloading with safe drum chamber, dispensing, weighing, and sampling. All these operations will be carried out with a containment performance of 30–100ng/m³ in 8 hours time-weighted average (TWA) that will be tested and certified by a third party hygienist prior to starting the production.

Also on display is PSL’s innovative Lab Nutsche Filter Dryer, the GFD, which is a smaller version of a production agitated nutsche filter dryer. The GFD allows easy lab-scale filtration and drying with the same reliability and benefits as full-size filter dryers. It suits laboratories need and comes in three filtration area sizes. This vacuum lab filtration and drying unit is now available in stainless steel for higher-pressure requirement. Because of its direct scale-up abilities, it is suitable for feasibility studies and trials before a company invests in a large scale nutsche agitated filter dryer.

Source: PSL, Hall 5.1, Stand C31