White Mountain Process Announces Sanitary Autoclave Style Pharmaceutical Agitator

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Sterilize mixers for biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology and other applications without disassembly with Bio Blender from White Mountain Process.

Growth in the BiopPharma and biotech industries has ushered in the need for more safe and efficient sterilization of mixing equipment.

White Mountain Process, located in Massachusetts, introduces its Bio Mixer Agitator, the innovative, autoclave-style mixer that allows the container and mixing apparatus to be sterilized at the same time without disassembly of the mixing apparatus.

Growth in the biopharma and biotech industries has ushered in the need for more safe and efficient sterilization of mixing equipment. Autoclaving, which uses high pressure steam, is a preferred method for sterilizing medical and laboratory equipment. The Bio Blender sanitary clamp mount agitator makes autoclaving simpler and more efficient for sterile and contaminant-free mixing.

Most mixing units require complete disassembly to be autoclaved, then reassembly before use. The WMP-BB-90 Bio Blender saves time since it can be autoclaved assembled and remain sterilized (sealed) until use, the electric or air operated motor simple detach via a tri clamp connection. Also, since the mixer housing, shaft and impeller and seal can remain on the tank throughout the whole process, additional handling is eliminated. This makes accidental exposure to potential contaminants far less likely. With the entire mixer assembly to be autoclaved at one time, the entire unit keeps its sterile seal in tact.

White Mountain Process’ Bio Blender is lightweight. The agitator can be used on poly tanks, which is unusual for the typical very heavy agitators. This autoclave mixer works on 2, 3, and 4” plastic TC ferrules on polyethylene (PE not typically autoclaved) and polypropylene vessels. The mixer also works great on stainless steel tanks. For small tanks, the agitator can fit on a standard poly, PP 2” TC top port and other poly process vessels without additional support structures. The mixer motor and gearbox are easily removed from the mixer pedestal by a quick disconnect and tri-clamp connection.

Various configurations of the Bio Blender are available. The mixer pedestal can feature an FDA lip seal, vapor type seal, sanitary mechanical seal. In addition, White Mountain Process also offers a “Squeal-less” cGMP Biopharma Mixer Seal for lab techs who are weary of ongoing, high pitched shrieking from seals. An optional aseptic debris well on the mechanical seal is also available, if desired. Drives come prewired with an OSHA decontacter, quick disconnect plug. Gearboxes are available in a variety of output speeds, ranging from 20-600 rpm or higher.

White Mountain Process’ Autoclave Bio Mixer provides an efficient and safe option for sterilizing equipment. For additional information visit http://www.wmprocess.com.

A worldwide supplier, White Mountain Process offers mixing products, extensive engineering support and application assistance for any mixer, agitator, seal, mixing tank or blending system. We provide mixing equipment and configurations for biopharma, food, beverage, cosmetic, industrial manufacturing, chemical, semiconductor, and other mixing applications.

Our product line includes custom mixers, agitators, blenders, and mix tanks, unique sanitary and cGMP mechanical seals used in the industrial and sanitary marketplace. Lab-testing, scale up and scale down services, and engineering services are also offered.

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