GE Healthcare and Sealed Air link up to deliver film for single-use bioprocess systems


New film will address industry challenges and support efficient production of biopharmaceuticals

GE Healthcare’s Life Sciences business has agreed with Sealed Air Corporation, a global manufacturer of primary films for pharmaceutical solutions, to move to the next stage of a long-term partnership.

The two firms have created a new film suitable for applications across GE’s portfolio of single-use products.

Morgan Norris, GM of Upstream Products at GE Healthcare’s Life Sciences business, said the two firms 'share a vision of the importance of robust, high quality films in the efficient manufacture of life saving medicines such as monoclonal antibodies, vaccines and next generation biotherapeutics'.

Norris added: 'Through this partnership we are confident that we will deliver the next level of purposefully constructed and manufactured films for bioprocessing applications, enabling improved performance, supply chain control, and material/supplier transparency that the market demands of single-use suppliers.'

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Gareth Crain, Vice President and General Manager of Sealed Air’s Medical Applications division added: 'This agreement provides a great platform for us to leverage our expertise in polymers, pharmaceutical regulatory and in-market requirements.'