Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group Release: Biopure Q-Clamp Is Compatible With A Wide Range Of Connector Geometries

Published: Sep 28, 2017

The latest innovation from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group brand BioPure is the Q Clamp, a new sanitary Tri-Clamp® for single-use fluid path applications. Capable of providing a secure connection in less than 12 seconds, this patented single-handed and tool free sanitary Tri-Clamp is qualified for use in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. What’s more, this lightweight sanitary clamp is supported by an industry-leading validation pack for non wetted components.

The BioPure Q-Clamp does not require any tools for application or removal. A unique closing mechanism ensures the clamp can be closed quickly using one hand, a feature that also serves to reduce operator strain. Importantly, a double-sided ratchet ensures the clamp remains shut in the unlikely event that one side should fail.

With Q-Clamp comes the first true tamper evident identification technology solution for Tri Clamp connections. The additional component can also be used for identification through colour, allowing procedures to specify relevant areas of the process. Eight colours are available and application is possible pre or post clamp assembly.

Manufactured and packed in an ISO Class 7 cleanroom, Q-Clamp meets current industry requirements including ISO 10993: Parts 5, 6, 10, and 11, USP <88> & USP <87>. Q-Clamp has also been evaluated for extractables using a single solvent approach.

For more information visit www.wmftg.com

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EDITOR’S NOTES

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) is the world leader in niche peristaltic pumps and associated fluid path technologies. Founded on nearly 60 years of supplying engineering and process expertise and with over one million pumps installed worldwide, our pumps are tried, tested and proven to deliver.

WMFTG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc (LSE: SPX), a global organisation employing approximately 4,800 people worldwide. Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group comprises ten established brands, each with their own area of expertise, but together offering our customers an unrivalled breadth of solutions for their pumping applications:

Watson-Marlow Pumps: peristaltic tube pumps for biotechnology and pharmaceutical and process industries

• Watson-Marlow Tubing: precision tubing for pumping and other purposes, in a range of materials
• Bredel: high flow, heavy duty hose pumps
• Alitea: unique peristaltic solutions for OEM customers
• Flexicon: aseptic filling and capping systems
• MasoSine: gentle sinusoidal pumps for food, chemical and cosmetics applications
• BioPure: advanced single-use tubing connector systems
• ASEPCO: aseptic valves for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry
• FlowSmart: high purity sanitary gaskets, silicone transfer tubing and reinforced silicone hoses for the biopharmaceutical industry
• Aflex Hose: specialises in the design and manufacture of PTFE-lined flexible hoses

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group is an international operation based in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK. Watson-Marlow Fluid |Technology Group has offices in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Sharjah UAE, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, USA and Vietnam.

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