Purpose-Built Powder Containment & Transfer System
EZ BioPac® is ILC Dover’s purpose-built powder containment and transfer system that speeds fill time and makes it easy to adjust contents to precise target weight. Its separate discharge outlet and antistatic polymer material mean faster, cleaner discharge with residuals consistently 2g or less in a 5 kg bag. EZ BioPac® bag’s unique design and protective skirt reduce or eliminate contamination of the support stand and bag exterior, drastically reducing clean-up requirements.
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Benefits of EZ BioPac®
Ease To Use
EZ BioPac® bags and custom polypropylene support stand allow fast, foolproof set-up
Fast Fill Time
Large-diameter top opening speeds filling by as much as 71%
Attached zip ties or ILC Dover’s proprietary crimping system assure complete closure and containment
Wide Capacity Range
Bags are available in capacities from 1-to-100 liters to suit full range of plant requirements
Array of Flange Sizes
Discharge sanitary flange sizes range from 1.5˝ to 8˝ to match a variety of process vessels
How EZ BioPac® Solves Powder Handling Issues
Media and buffer ingredients used in powder form have historically been transferred from stock containers using open scoops, funnels, and bags, then carried and dumped directly into production vessels. Biopharmaceutical production managers have come to recognize that worker exposure to airborne particulates and the potential for cross-contamination at line change-over is a concern.
Consequently, they have started to implement single-use systems for powder transfer. Unfortunately, many early systems were simply adapted from liquid-handling systems already in use at the time, and converted to handle powders. These systems often have inherent shortcomings. Instead, production managers should look for systems designed from the ground up to handle biopharmaceutical powders.
Boost Profitability with Single-Use Powder Transfer
Many biopharmaceutical manufacturers are implementing single-use containment for transfer of media and buffer materials to prevent feedstock contamination and to promote worker safety. The type of containment system used, however, can have a significant impact on productivity and profitability. Equipment should be evaluated and chosen carefully.
Achieving Efficient Powder Transfer and Containment
EZ BioPac® provides efficient powder containment and transfer:
- Ease of filling
- 71% faster refills
- Reduced contamination risk
- Two sealing options
- Separate discharge outlet
- 18% faster discharge
- No product residue
- Self-supporting frame
- Full range of bag volumes
- Array of flange sizes
Unlike systems adapted from an existing liquid-handling system, EZ BioPac® is designed specifically to handle powders in biopharmaceutical applications. It has proven to substantially lessen the amount of powder that disperses into the air, reduces the time needed for changeover, lowers staff costs, and frees staff to work on more vital jobs, which all contribute to profitability.
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