AdvantaPure’s completes BPOG extractables testing of silicone and TPE tubing products

Test results help drug manufacturers compare tubing

BPOG testing has been completed on AdvantaPure's primary product lines. The full BPOG (BioPhorum Operations Group) standardised extractables test protocol, involving six extraction solvents, tested to four different exposure times – 30 minutes, 7 days, 21 days and 70 days – and involving several analytical techniques, was performed by a fully-accredited, independent test lab.

“Some tubing manufacturers aren’t testing to the full 70 day time period,” noted Gregg Donovan, AdvantaPure’s Product Manager. “But many of our customers wanted complete testing, not a truncated and extrapolated version. We made the commitment and investment for full testing to satisfy our customers’ needs.”

Donovan added, “It’s important because, ultimately, lives are at risk.”

Tested AdvantaPure products include:

  • AdvantaSil APST unreinforced silicone tubing
  • AdvantaSil APSH braid-reinforced silicone hose liner
  • AdvantaSil APHP high pressure unreinforced silicone tubing
  • AdvantaSil APLT ultra low temperature unreinforced silicone tubing
  • AdvantaFlex biopharmaceutical grade, unreinforced TPE tubing
  • Silicone for liquid injection molding (used in the manufacture of molded silicone tubing assemblies)
  • Ultra low temperature silicone for liquid injection molding

Full BPOG testing on another silicone product, AdvantaSil APSPG pump grade tubing, is underway, and final reports are expected within the next several weeks. Testing and comprehensive reporting typically involves several months.

AdvantaPure products have undergone additional physical, chemical and biological testing and meet standards for USP Class VI, FDA CFR 177.2600, ISO 10993, European Pharmacopoeia 3.1.9 and NSF (National Sanitation Foundation). The products are also certified free of animal-derived components.

End users and integrators can request a product validation report, which includes full BPOG test results, through AdvantaPure’s website at advantapure.com/validation-request.htm.

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