CHICAGO (March 20)—Tubing and hose manufacturer NewAge Industries Inc. is branching into the pharmaceutical, biomedical and other clean applications fields with a new business unit. AdvantaPure will design and manufacture products for these critical industries. NewAge has invested $1 million to $2 million to set up a dedicated manufacturing area at its Southampton, Pa., factory, according to Don Warner, director of marketing of AdvantaPure and NewAge. A measurable portion of the investment went into setting up a Class 1000 clean room, Warner said. The room has a low-particulate-level white room storage area, where each finished product is kept in its own white box to prevent contamination.