February 26, 2008 — /WILMINGTON, MA/ — Watson-Marlow, the world’s leading peristaltic pump manufacturer for the biopharmaceutical industry, has acquired Flexicon A/S, a leading manufacturer of peristaltic-based aseptic filling systems, through its parent company Spirax-Sarco Engineering. The acquisition includes Flexicon America, the company’s U.S. based subsidiary.
Watson-Marlow, well known in the biopharmaceutical industry for its expansive range of production-duty peristaltic metering and transfer pumps, now greatly expands its capabilities in filling applications. Flexicon has been marketing peristaltic-based aseptic filling and capping equipment for the past 22 years, specializing in filling systems for clinical-trial production. The company’s product portfolio ranges from stand-alone units for hand filling to fully automatic filling, stoppering and capping machines. The fully automatic systems are customized to fit any container, be it a vial, bottle, test tube, or non-self-standing micro-tube. Utilizing peristaltic pump and tubing technology, Flexicon filling systems provide a completely disposable flow path, enhancing productivity and traceability while reducing maintenance as compared to piston type or time/pressure fillers.
Watson-Marlow is the world’s largest manufacturer of peristaltic tube pumps for biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, and process applications with the widest range of pumps, pumpheads, and tubing available for end-users and OEMs. As the pumped fluid does not come into contact with the pump itself – only with the tube