MobiusTM MIX200 Disposable Mixing System reduces risk and speeds time-to-market for biopharmaceutical manufacturers
April 19, 2007 — BILLERICA, MA — Millipore Corporation, a leading provider of products and services that improve productivity and results in biopharmaceutical manufacturing and in clinical, analytical and research laboratories, today announced it is launching a new disposable mixer designed to help companies mix pharmaceutical ingredients and prepare cell culture media. The MobiusTM MIX200 Disposable Mixing System will be introduced at the upcoming INTERPHEX 2007 Conference, which is being held April 24-26, 2007, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.
The MobiusTM MIX200 Disposable Mixing System is a modular mixing solution that enables companies to improve their flexibility and reduce their downtime and contamination risk by using disposable rather than stainless steel components. It combines Millipore’s substantial engineering knowledge and biopharmaceutical expertise with products from the company’s recent acquisitions of NovAseptic and Newport Bio Systems.
“Over the past two years, we have significantly expanded our portfolio of disposable products and the Mobius MIX200 Disposable Mixing System is a great example of how we have expanded our capabilities to bring new innovations and increased value to our customers,” said Jean-Paul Mangeolle, President of Millipore’s Bioprocess Division. “Our ability to provide integrated disposable solutions makes us a critical partner as biopharmaceutical companies seek to implement their disposable manufacturing strategies. With our expanded footprint, we can help our customers reduce their risk, increase their speed, and gain an edge in the marketplace.”
Biopharmaceutical companies are increasingly seeking to replace stainless steel hardware with disposable plastic products. These disposable products eliminate the need for cleaning validation and shorten cycle times between processing runs. Millipore’s MobiusTM suite of disposable technologies includes filtration products, process containers, mixers, connectors, and valves. In addition to these products, Millipore offers design, validation, and support services required to integrate and deliver a complete disposable solution.
Unlike some disposable mixers that can take as long as 45 minutes to warm up, the MobiusTM MIX200 disposable mixing system requires no warm up time and significantly increases the speed that biopharmaceutical customers mix their products and prepare cell culture media. It provides mixing efficiency in a contained system, saving valuable process and validation time. The Mobius MIX200 system includes a 200 liter carrier, a single-use magnetically driven impeller inside a disposable Mobius process container made of PureFlexTM film, and an electronic drive unit. The MIX200 mixer is the first in a series of mixers Millipore will be introducing. It will be followed by 100L and 500L versions.
Additional benefits of the MIX200 mixing system include:
- Reduced downtime for cleaning validation and process engineering
- Validation, quality, and regulatory compliance support
- Disposable technology for increased production capacity in multi-product facilities
- Easy set up and use
- Small footprint and mobile carrier construction for enhanced flexibility
Millipore’s Bioprocess Division delivers integrated solutions and services for every application, every step and every scale of the drug development and manufacturing process. With more than 50 years of experience, Millipore provides the world’s leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies with resources designed to improve yields, process economics and speed to market. For more information, visit www.millipore.com/bioprocess.
Millipore is a leading provider of products and services that improve productivity and results in biopharmaceutical manufacturing and in clinical, analytical and research laboratories. The Company is organized in two operating divisions. Its Bioprocess Division helps pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to optimize their manufacturing productivity, ensure the quality of drugs, and scale up the production of difficult-to-manufacture biologics. Its Bioscience Division helps optimize laboratory productivity and workflows by providing reagents, kits and other enabling technologies and products for life science research and development. Millipore has a deep understanding of its customers’ research and manufacturing process needs, and offers reliable and innovative tools, technologies and services. The Company is part of the S&P 500 Index and employs approximately 5,800 employees worldwide. For additional information on Millipore Corporation, please visit its website at: www.millipore.com.
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