Parker Bioscience Filtration hosts sterilisation in biopharma webinar

On 4 June, the free seminar will inform those working in biopharmaceutical manufacturing how to put sterile filtration into practice in their own facilities

Paul Hymus, Product Manager at Parker

On 4 June, Paul Hymus, product manager (filtration) at Parker Bioscience Filtration, will present a webinar on sterilisation in the biopharma industry.

The webinar will focus on optimising biopharmaceutical filtration processes and will examine the advantages of sterile filtration as the biopharmaceutical industry continues to move from stainless steel to single-use.

It will help participants to learn how to choose the right filtration solutions for their bioprocessing applications and enhance their understanding of how filters are developed.

The free webinar will provide guidance on filter integrity testing and how this is linked to filter validation, and offer troubleshooting tips on the filtration process.

Parker Bioscience Filtration provides integrated bioprocessing solutions that speed up development times, and increase efficiency and safety to enable reproducible quality. Incorporating the expertise within SciLog and domnick hunter, Parker Bioscience Filtration combines filtration, single-use fluid-handling systems and sensors into automated single-use solutions.

Hymus said: “Sterile filtration has evolved a great deal since it was first introduced into bioprocessing more than 60 years ago. Filters have moved from cartridge to capsule format and biopharmaceutical manufacturers can now choose from multiple filter membranes. The landscape is more complex and using filters which aren’t fit for purpose can have a major impact on production – and potentially lead to contamination events.”

Hymus then explained that the industry needs support in selecting the most effective filtration system and optimising filtration processes in order to guarantee the quality of their products and to reduce the costs associated with poor filter performance. He gave the examples of the increased spend on replacement filters or batch contamination.

Addressing who the webinar is for, Hymus said: “This webinar will help those working across biopharmaceutical manufacturing – including purification scientists, operations managers, facilities managers, automation engineers and downstream and upstream process development technicians – to gain a more comprehensive understanding of sterile filtration, and to put that into practice in their own environments.”

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