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Watson-Marlow Launches New 530 Pump For Biopharmaceutical Applications at INTERPHEX 2016

04/11/2016

-New, secure pump improves validated bioprocess security-

NEW YORK, NY; April 11, 2016 – International Pharmaceutical Expo (INTERPHEX), the premier event dedicated to pharmaceutical and biotechnology innovation, technology and knowledge from development through commercialization sponsored by the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), and Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, a leader in niche peristaltic pumps and fluid path technologies, today announced they will launch the 530 pump at INTERPHEX, Booth 2833, April 26-28 in New York.

The new 530 pumps build on a platform of precise, high purity peristaltic technology. For the user, its enhanced operator and control system interface contribute to step-change improvements in validated process security.  New features include color HMI display and intuitive menu structures that provide visual status indication and minimal key presses. Users and process engineers will also benefit from ultimate process security with the addition of a 3-level PIN lock.

Key decision makers who attend our event will see first-hand how the 530 plays an increasingly important role in bioprocessing,” said Ed Several, Senior Vice President, INTERPHEX. “We are delighted that Watson-Marlow chose INTERPHEX to launch this new technology to the industry. Watson-Marlow joins many other other leading suppliers who are featuring new technologies at INTERPHEX this year; all helping us to realize our goal of being the industry event where all cutting-edge technology is showcased.”

The 530 pumps offer three-level PIN protection that assists validation and minimizes the opportunity for mistakes during process validation. This means operators only have access to functionality they have been assigned ensuring that the process remains secure and there is no opportunity for costly mistakes to be made. Furthermore, it is possible to quickly check control parameters and avoid expensive errors with visual status through a bright color display, while an intuitive menu structure makes for confident and easy operator interaction.

In eliminating costly cleaning regimes, the pumps are a perfect fit for single-use bioprocessing applications. Pumping consistency results in process consistency, thus improving cGMP compliance and final product quality. Increasing demands for quality are driving the requirement for reliable equipment which is simple to operate.The technology also offers attributes such as low-pulse flow and gentle, low shear operation to help maximize live cell retention.

The versatile Watson-Marlow 530 range of process pumps deliver flexible system integration by offering four drive options, enabling users to choose from straightforward manual operation to fully automated control, including the ability to link up to 16 pumps and provide real-time communication.

Users will also benefit from the 530 models’ integrated PROFIBUS networking capabilities. With two-way, real-time communications, the 530 range offers increased diagnostic capability and faster response, helping optimise process control and minimise downtime.

The pumps deliver flow rates from 0.0001 ml/min to 3.5 litre/min at up to 7bar, thereby simplifying process scaling. It is the pumphead which determines both the flow rate and the pressure that can be achieved to match the needs of the specific biopharm process. In addition, the 530 pump supports full integration with other equipment such as bioreactors, while IP31 and IP66 protection options make it suitable for all environments.

Of equal importance in biopharm applications is the tubing. It is important to recognise that the pump and tubing combination should be selected to match specific application criteria. Watson-Marlow manufactures cased pumps and peristaltic tubing as well as connectors, clamps, hoses and gaskets offering real advantage to customers that want to be certain that their peristaltic pump will work the first time, every time.

By matching the pump to USP Class VI tubing of exceptional purity and high tolerances, the user is assured of optimal performance in a variety of biopharm applications. Three types of biopharm tubing are available which ensures a range of options for a variety of requirements and needs.

To register for INTERPHEX 2016, visit www.INTERPHEX.com/register

About Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) is the world leader in niche peristaltic and sinusoidal pumps and associated fluid path technologies. Founded on nearly 60 years of supplying engineering and process expertise and with over one million pumps installed worldwide, our pumps are tried, tested and proven to deliver.

WMFTG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc (LSE: SPX), a global organization employing approximately 4,800 people worldwide. Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group comprises nine established brands, each with their own area of expertise, but together offering our customers an unrivalled breadth of solutions for their pumping applications.

WMFTG is an international operation based in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK and has offices in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA and Vietnam. For additional information, visit, www.wmftg.com.

About INTERPHEX
INTERPHEX (International Pharmaceutical Expo), is a premier pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device development and manufacturing event and sponsored by the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA). Dedicated to Innovation, Technologies and Knowledge, the show focuses on the entire product development life cycle, offering solutions to cost effectively develop and manufacture products. Held in New York, it brings over 10,000 global industry professionals together with 600+ suppliers through a unique combination of our no cost technical conference, exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, partnering opportunities, and networking events. INTERPHEX offers annual national and international industry events and educational opportunities around the world. Follow INTERPHEX on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and TwitterIPX Blog continues the learning beyond the show floor.  For more information, visit www.INTERPHEX.com

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