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AdvantaPure, a division of NewAge Industries Inc., announced the availability of its BioClosure container closures in biopharmaceutical grade thermoplastic elastomer.
Previously the BioClosure container was offered only in platinum-cured silicone and the closures are used in pharmaceutical, biotech, laboratory and other clean applications.
AdvantaPure said its TPE material, AdvantaFlex, provides an alternative to silicone because it offers lower absorption and adsorption characteristics than silicone and does not contain silicone oils, substances that are undesirable in some biological processes.
As tubing, AdvantaFlex 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.
Other features include:
• Animal derived ingredient free.
• Will withstand autoclaving and gamma irradiation.
• Biologically safe.