PharMed® Tubing
Biopharmaceutical Formulation For Peristaltic Pumps and Cell Cultures

Created with a unique combination of long flex life and biocompatibility, PHARMED® Tubing is ideal for life science applications employing peristaltic pumps.

Created with a unique combination of long flex life and biocompatibility, PharMed® Tubing is ideal for life science applications employing peristaltic pumps.

Maintains Fluid Integrity During Fluid Transport

Transporting biocompatible fluids through a peristaltic pump limits the risk of fluid contact with any portion of the pump itself. PharMed® Tubing has been formulated to withstand the rigors of peristaltic pumping action while providing the biocompatible fluid surface required in sensitive applications. With its superior flex life characteristics, PharMed® Tubing simplifies manufacturing processes by reducing production downtime due to pump tubing failure. The excellent wear properties of PharMed® also can lead to reduced erosion of the tubing interior walls, improving the overall efficiency of filtering systems.

Simplifies Cleaning and Sterilization

PharMed® Tubing is ideal for use in clean-in-place and steam-in-place cleaning and sterilization systems. It is compatible with virtually all commercial cleaners and sanitizers and can be repeatedly autoclaved for up to five cycle times, without affecting overall service life. PharMed® Tubing also can be exposed to Cobalt 60 gamma radiation levels of up to 5 megarads with minimal effect on physical properties.

Superior to Silicone Tubing for Many Applications

PharMed® Tubing is less permeable to gases and vapors than silicone tubing. It is ideal for protecting sensitive cell culture, fermentation, synthesis, separation, purification, and process monitoring and control systems. PharMed® Tubing has very good general chemical resistance and excellent acid, alkali and oxidation resistance. Opaque to visible and UV light, PharMed® Tubing will help to protect sensitive fluids. Continuous service temperature range is -60°F (-51°C) to 275°F (135°C).

Facilitates the Validation Process

PharMed® Tubing complies fully with the requirements of the USP XXIV Class VI criteria and is non-toxic, non-hemolytic and non-pyrogenic. In addition, PharMed® Tubing meets FDA 21 CFR Part 177.2600 criteria for food contact. PharMed® Tubing also complies with the ISO 10993 guidelines for contact with blood (or other body fluids and tissue) for up to 30 days as listed in the FDA GP-95.

 

 

Features/Benefits
  • Outlasts silicone tubing in peristaltic pumps by up to 30 times
  • Low Particulate Spallation
  • Can be autoclaved repeatedly
  • Temperature Resistant from -60°F (-51°C) to 275°F (135°C)
  • Withstands Repeated CIP and SIP Cleaning and Sterilization
  • Heat weldable for sterile access in closed systems
  • Documented biocompatibility  to the ISO 10993 Standard
  • Meets USP Class VI, FDA, and NSF criteria
Typical Applications
  • Diagnostic Test Product Application
  • Cell Harvest and Media Process Systems
  • Vaccine Manufacturing
  • Bioreactor Process Lines
  • Production Filtration and Fermentation
  • Sterile Filling
  • Shear-Sensitive Fluid Transfer

 

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