SOUTHAMPTON, Pa.—AdvantaPure, a division of NewAge Industries Inc., has released AdvantaSil Ultra Low Temperature silicone tubing, a platinum-cured tubing designed for single-use, cold temperature applications in biopharm and pharmaceutical processing such as bulk drug storage and transport.
The tubing is the first commercially available silicone tubing that is engineered to withstand flexing and manipulation within a 122.8° F freezer, according to a company news release.
Flex and crush testing conducted on gamma-irradiated tubing showed no cracking or loss of integrity, and the tubing also has undergone drop and storage testing, according to the release.
Other features include:
- Meeting USP Class VI, FDA CFR 177.2600, ISO 10993 and European Pharmacopeia 3.1.9 standards;
- Needing no protective clam shell for freezer utilization; and
- Selling by bulk tubing, molded manifold tubing assemblies, BioClosure container closures with tubing or as part of a bag assembly.
It is offered in five sizes, ranging from 1/8 inch through 1/2 inch I.D. Single-use assemblies with molded tees, wyes, crosses and reducer connectors are available through custom order, as are bag assemblies and container closures. Gamma-irradiated tubing and assemblies are also available.