Alfa Laval to launch a premium separator range for single-use pharma

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Alfa Laval is the first manufacturer to introduce a single-use separator range, the Alfa Laval CultureOne Maxi, for biopharma processing that will cover the range from lab scale up to large production.

All product-contact parts in the separator system can be replaced after each batch, eliminating the risk of cross-contamination, and increasing process hygiene and safety. In 2020, Alfa Laval launched the first premium separator for single-use biopharma processing in small scale production. Based on the positive market reception the company is now expanding the offering to a range of single-use separators covering the scope from small lab production up to large scale processing.

Until recently, single-use disc-stack separators did not exist on the market. This forced manufacturers to choose less efficient alternatives for cell harvesting. Now this single-use range, based on Alfa Laval’s 130 years of experience in separation technology and developed in close contact with Alfa Laval’s biopharma customers, eliminates the need for onsite cleaning and sterilisation, along with the associated consumption of chemicals, water and energy.

Nish Patel, president of the Food & Water Division at Alfa Laval, said: “Single-use systems enable our pharmaceutical customers to produce more medicines and bring them to market safely and quickly. In addition, all product-contact parts in the CultureOne range are made from recyclable material.