Single-Use Beta Bags is one technology that has become increasingly popular in the portfolio of aseptic products for Life Science production applications, specifically for sterilization and transfer of components into isolation. This single-use technology is an indispensable link in the aseptic manufacturing chain, especially as a replacement for their stainless-steel container counterparts.
Single-Use Beta Bags, CRL’s newest offering, are designed to be used in conjunction with Rapid Transfer Ports (RTPs). CRL is establishing a higher standard in design, operation, and versatility by developing these Single-Use Beta Bags to be compatible not only with CRL RTPs but with other prominent models as well.
The CRL Single-Use Beta Bag is a safe, efficient, and cost-effective solution for aseptic production. This single-use system provides contamination-free transfer of sterile components, such as stoppers, vials, and cleaning supplies into isolation or removal of toxic components out of isolation.
The Single-Use Beta Bags – all of which are made in the United States – undergo a strict construction process. Sheets of Tyvek® and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic are welded together to form a strong bond in this single-layer bag system. The welding of the Tyvek and HDPE sheets takes place in a controlled environment ensuring a contaminant-free beta bag.
Next, the Single-Use Beta Bags are welded to an HDPE weld ring that is permanently connected to a polycarbonate flange to complete the Beta Bag system. This polycarbonate flange is what mates the entire bag assembly to the RTP on an isolator. Unlike some competitive beta bag models, CRL has developed a Single-Use Beta Bag flange that is compatible with CRL or DPTE® XS Alpha Ports. This is a considerable differentiator for manufacturers looking for alternative supply sources while still utilizing their current isolator ports.
The new Single-Use Beta Bags from CRL provide the same improvements in cost, efficiency, and contamination prevention that disposable technologies offer, but have significant advantages over the competition. Compatibility with additional styles of RTPs, quicker delivery times, and inventory available from a US manufacturer are certainly advantages not available in the current market.
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