Sep 21, 2017
Thursday September 21, 2017 Refine Technology is pleased to announce the release of its new CORe™ Mini Bioreactor. The CORe™ Culture Optimization Compact, stand-alone Culture Optimization Reactor system. Reactor is a stand-alone and cost effective bioreactor system that is compact and flexible in design. The convenient on-board controls and touch screen display eliminates the need for a bulky external controller thus saving valuable bench space and facilitating ease of portability. The unit can be operated on a bench, in a laminar flow hood or even on a desk. Data is easily exported via an ethernet connection into common analysis programs. The addition of multiplexing capabilities will be forthcoming. The pre-sterilized single use vessel offers a working capacity of 35-100ml which allows significant savings in media costs without compromising performance. Sensors for temperature, pH and DO are all in wall, minimizing contamination risks and interference from the inserts. The only product contact surface is the impeller and shaft which also contains the sparger allowing for gas additions including O2, CO2, N2 and air. Various impeller and sparger designs may be custom ordered to fit user requirements. The CORe™ Mini Bioreactor includes four pumps with an option of up to eight pumps for flexible media handling. Sampling can be performed from both top and bottom ports which facilitate access to and from the vessel. They also provide a convenient connection to a cell concentration device. It can be configured for batch, fed batch or continuous operation. Please join us on September 26-28 at Biotech Week Boston. Systems will be on display at booth #1124.
Jul 17, 2017
Pine Brook, NJ – Refine Technology announces distribution arrangements with Semitorr Group for the West Coast and Texas. Semitorr Group are leaders in high purity gas and liquid transfer for the food, beverage and life sciences markets and carry a very complementary range of products within the single use bioprocessing industry including valves, pumps, manifolds and bags. With several regional distribution centers, customers can feel secure in fast delivery times and excellent support and service. They have existing relationships with many of the top biopharmaceutical manufacturers on the west coast and Refine Technology feels very confident in Semitorr’s ability to effectively introduce the benefits of more rapid sterile fluid transfer rates with low shear to the West Coast bioprocess market.
Jul 11, 2017
Refine Technology, LLC Establishes East Coast Distribution for new 1.5” Single Use Connector Company expects to gain traction for single use bioprocessing applications requiring rapid sterile fluid transfer. Assembled CleanLine 1.5″ Single -Use Connector Pine Brook, NJ – July 11, 2017. Today, Refine Technology, most known for developing the award winning ATF™ System for cell perfusion, announced distribution arrangements with three companies to help promote and sell its new CleanLine™ 1.5” Single Use Connector on the east coast. Refine Technology has partnered with Triangle Process Equipment in Wilson, NC, Accuflow Systems in Frederick, MD and Casella Process Systems in Barrington, NH to help develop the market for improved high volume, low shear sterile fluid flow rates in single use bioprocessing. “We are very excited to be working with each of these companies,” said Chris Bartlett, Refine Technology’s Business Development Director. “Each company has unique strengths in the bioprocess and single use bioprocessing market as well as existing relationships with each other. Information and resources are shared along the east coast which is a huge benefit to end users looking for a comprehensive and efficient supply chain.” With flow rates of up to 290 liters/minute, the CleanLine™ 1.5” Single Use Connector was developed to address sterile fluid flow inefficiencies with 2,000 liter or larger single use bags (SUB’s) that are constrained by smaller 1” sterile fluid transfer lines between process steps. There are many other application areas for this new connector, which was launched in January 2017, including media preparation and transfer, upstream to downstream transfer, sterile waste removal from the process stream, connecting hybrid stainless steel / single use bioreactor systems and any other areas where rapid sterile fluid flow rates with low shear are important. CleanLine 1.5″ Single Use Connector According to Erik Mueller, General Manager of Accuflow Systems, “The Cleanline 1.5” Single Use Connector will enable customers to efficiently transfer large volumes of sterile liquid media and shorten the emptying of large bioprocess bags from what used to take hours to minutes, improving operational efficiencies. The sales teams at Accuflow, Triangle and Casella will be able to offer this unique product across the entire east coast and support Refine by stocking the product at all of our warehouses.” Refine Technology looks to continue expansion of its distribution network across the US and internationally, but views the east coast as a strong cornerstone to help build awareness to this new market for high volume, low shear sterile fluid transfers. About Refine Technology, LLC, Pine Brook, NJ: Refine Technology is based in Pine Brook, NJ and was founded in 1999 with a vision to develop and bring to market products in the field of animal cell culture. Following the successful sale of its award winning ATF™ system for cell perfusion product, Refine Technology has been developing innovative technologies for the bioprocess and cell culture market that address unmet needs and inefficiencies. Refine Technology, LLC currently has several products in its R&D pipeline that are expected to be released later in 2017. ...
May 10, 2017
Refine Technology is pleased to announce SVC Tubing System Enterprise Co. (www.svc.url.tw) as an authorized distributor of the CleanLine 1.5” single use connector in Taiwan. SVC distributes a full range of connectors, fittings and hoses to many different industries. Extensive experience with single use connectors and knowledge of the biopharmaceutical market in Taiwan make SVC Tubing System Enterprise an excellent fit for Refine Technology and we are happy to have them as new partners. SVC Contact Information: SVC Tubing System Enterprise Co. 5F. No.46, Gongjian Rd. Xizhi Dist., New Taipei City 22159 Taiwan Contact: Henry Chen – Sales Director Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +886 926 439 723 Website: www.svc.url.tw
Apr 19, 2017
Can you get the benefit of single use technology with the reliability typically associated with stainless steel? There are a variety of ways to define efficiency when it comes to bioprocessing. Single use bioreactor bags (SUB’s) provide efficiency in that they do not have to be cleaned and re-sterilized between manufacturing runs whereas hybrid stainless steel systems can provide an efficiency of scale. You can manufacture in much larger volumes using stainless steel. Whatever you are using, there’s a good chance the decision was made in consideration of gaining some operational efficiency. Many articles have been written about the strengths and weaknesses and the benefits and limitations of using stainless steel, single use or hybrid systems for bioprocessing. Stainless steel technologies have been around for a long time while single use technologies are relatively newer and continue to adapt and evolve. Improvements in capability and scale occur on a regular basis. Whether it be new bioreactor bags, new valves or customized tubing solutions; manufacturers and system integrators work hard to develop unique solutions for their bioprocess customers. While there are some “off the shelf” solutions available, the flexibility of designing more customized systems is one of the strengths of using single use products. They can be designed and built to your specifications using products and materials that you specify regardless of brand or vendor and without an industry defined blueprint for building a bioreactor or component of a bioreactor system. However, a big challenge to this custom, single use model that has developed is a lack of material and component standardization. Products and components do not always fit together in simple and effective ways. This can lead to compromises that can adversely affect the efficiency that single use technologies are attempting to create. One area that has largely been overlooked when it comes to single use bioprocessing efficiency is the rate of fluid transfer from one stage of the process chain to another. Single use sterile fluid transfer is often limited to the use of ¾” to 1” hoses. Why is this? It is largely because there has not yet been a reliable way to connect hoses larger than 1” in diameter. Reliability comes into question at larger sizes, higher pressures and higher flow rates. Concerns about single use connector leakage and product failure occur as fluid volume transfers increase and there have not historically been any options at this size. Many large single use bioreactor bags limit their operational efficiency due to smaller than necessary bag ports and transfer tubing. Many stainless steel systems come with a 1.5″ TC port that has to be scaled down due to limitations in single use connector sizing. This does not have to be the case. As single use bioreactor bags scale up in size to 1,000, 2,000 or even 3,500 liters it is necessary for tubing and connectors to scale up in size accordingly. Otherwise some of the anticipated efficiencies provided by single use are lost. Options are now available to...
Mar 05, 2017
ISPE -CaSA Life Sciences Technology Conference Come see us at the ISPE -CaSA Life Sciences Technology Conference next week on March 14th to learn more about our CleanLine 1.5″ Single Use Connector! Booth #116.
Mar 01, 2017
New Chemistry Lab and Clean Room There was no time for ceremony as the workers got straight to work on Refine Technology’s new chemistry lab and clean room space today under the direction of Angel Montanez, our Development Operations Director seen here. This new 1,200 square foot ISO 7 clean room space is necessary to expand our manufacturing operations into new areas. Follow us to stay up to date on the construction project and exciting new products we are working on in the field of cell biology and bioprocessing.
Feb 24, 2017
CleanLine™ Single-Use Connector From the company that invented the award winning ATF™ System, Refine Technology is proud to introduce the new CleanLine™ 1.5” single use connector. Designed to increase sterile fluid transfer rates in any area of the bioprocess stream, the CleanLine™ Connector provides the benefits of aseptic single use capability while maintaining the reliability typically associated with stainless steel. Follow us on LinkedIn to keep up with all of the exciting new developments at Refine Technology. We have a new website on the way and many new and innovative products under development.