Company announces new container closures in biopharmaceutical grade thermoplastic elastometer (TPE). Previously offered only in platinum-cured silicone, the closures are used in pharmaceutical, biotech, laboratory and other clean applications. Product material provides an alternative to silicone by offering lower absorption and adsorption characteristics than silicone and does not contain silicone oils, substances that are undesirable in some biological processes. As tubing, the product provides weldability and helps eliminate the need for costly aseptic connectors. It's also heat sealable and offers excellent life in peristaltic pumps. Additionally, certain styles of bioclosures, whether TPE or silicone, may be molded with tubing of the same material, creating a leak-proof assembly with one validated material contact surface. Product works with flexible container systems, laboratory bottles and sampling and storage receptacles of glass, plastic or metal. Product features include:
- Animal derived ingredient free
- Will withstand autoclaving and gamma irradiation
- Biologically safe
- Reduction of cross contamination risks, cleaning requirements, and validation time and costs
Product may be used with temperatures as low as -100 degrees Fahrenheit and as high as 400 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on material. They are documented lot traceable and validation and extractable test portfolios are available.