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Faster fluid management for biopharmacuticals

| By Chemical Engineering

Lynx CDR connectors allow efficient fluid management through sterile connection, disconnection and reconnection, providing an alternative to the more time-consuming tube-welding processes and costly manifold configurations traditionally usedmillipore in upstream and downstream biopharmaceutical processing. The connectors provide six sterile connections, disconnections and reconnections from one disposable device. Previous disposable connector technologies allowed users to make only a single sterile connection per device, requiring the use of multiple devices per unit operation. According to the manufacturer, the Lynx CDR’s ability to perform connections and disconnections with a wet, pressurized flow path allows for more economic fluid management than with connectors that require a dry, non-pressurized flow path. — MilliporeSigma, Billerica, Mass.