Problem: Sterility testing is a critical aspect of pharmaceutical production and necessary for the release of sterile products to market. Unfortunately, sterility testing can be
time-consuming and subject to variability in user technique.
Therefore, a solution is needed to increase reliability, improve workflows, and maximize convenience for operators.
Solution: Steritest™ Symbio Pumps enable easier,
safer, and more reliable sterility testing of pharmaceutical
products in laminar flow hoods, isolators, and cleanrooms.
The pumps were developed to help users meet stringent
pharmaceutical testing requirements.
The compact housing design of the Steritest™ Symbio
Pumps allows ready access in laminar flow hoods and is
compatible with vertical
and horizontal air flows.
The small design also maxi-
mizes working space and
increases loading capacity
in isolators, improving
The ergonomic pump head ensures quick introduction
of filtration units and removes the risk of pinched gloves. Its
automatic closure provides repeatable tubing placement,
and thus reliable splitting of the liquid sample. The buttons
are designed for operation with isolator gloves. In addition,
the pump is easy to clean and resistant to gas decontamination in isolators.
Steritest™ Symbio Pumps feature a highly precise timer
function enabling small volumes to be sampled with accuracy. Two canister pressure detection modes are programmed
to alert the operator, reducing the risk of test interruption
and maximizing efficiency.
The pumps feature a clear user interface displayed on
an 11 cm ( 4. 3 inch) color LCD screen and choice of eight
languages. The dedicated test management software allows
easy creation and management of test methods and simpli-
fied pump memory updates. The test methods library stores
up to 250 filtration protocols ensuring test method repro-
ducibility and saving time. Additionally, operators are given
step-by-step assistance throughout the testing procedure.
A comprehensive range of services such as in-
stallation and training, validation protocols, and
IQ/OQ services help to ensure compliance.
For more information about this product,
Improved Sterility Testing in Pharmaceuticals