INTERPHEX Puerto Rico
Thursday, February 1 1:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday, February 2 1:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday, February 2 9:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
INTERPHEX Puerto Rico, taking place February 1-2, is now in its third year. This year’s event features an expanded exhibit hall and enhanced conference program that includes two days of technical sessions with five separate tracks. Special events include two keynote presentations, opening night reception, golf tournament, and a career fair for students of the life sciences. For complete event information and registration, visit www.interphexpuertorico.com.
“Puerto Rico’s Life Sciences Industry Today and Tomorrow-An FDA-Industry Panel Discussion”
Thursday, February 1, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
A panel discussion featuring San Juan District Director Maridalia Torres along with a panel of leading industry executives that promises to shed new light on the current status and future directions of the Puerto Rico life sciences industry.
Opening Night Reception:
“The Best of Puerto Rico”
Thursday, February 1, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Celebrate the opening of the event with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music in the Grand Ballroom at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.
“Economic Perspectives for Puerto Rico”
Friday, February 2, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Speaker: Hon. Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, Governor, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
This year’s conference program features two days of technical sessions with five separate tracks: regulatory, manufacturing technologies, facilities, biotechnology, and packaging.
Over 350 solution providers, whose equipment, products and services focus on the needs of pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers, will display their latest innovations on the show floor.
Biotest has recently introduced the APC M3, the first portable airborne particle counter to sample at a rate of 100 LPM (liters per minute). Measuring one cubic meter of air in only 10 minutes, the APC M3 is the world’s fastest particle counter. When sampling a cubic meter of air, conventional 1.0 CFM (28.3 LPM) units take more than 35 minutes; 50 LPM units take 20 minutes. The APC M3’s higher flow rate reduces the time required to take samples by as much as 70 percent, thereby helping manufacturers increase productivity and lower labor costs. The APC M3 is portable and battery-operated. It uses an advanced optical design with high-speed signal detection that allows for accurate counting at the higher flow rates, and it’s able to detect particles down to 0.3 micron. The M3 is part of Biotest’s HYCON System, which provides a complete line of environmental monitoring products for cleanroom environments. The HYCON system includes: APC airborne particle counters, validated RCS microbial air samplers, agar strips, surface sampling HYCON Contact Slides, and two Compressed Gas Adapters for microbial sampling or particle counting of compressed gas lines.
Contec introduces Accel TB, a new choice in disinfection technology. Accel TB is made with accelerated hydrogen peroxide (AHP), a patented cleaning and disinfecting solution comprising a synergistic blend of commonly used, safe ingredients that, when combined with low levels of hydrogen peroxide, dramatically increase its germicidal potency and cleaning performance. Accel TB is an EPA-registered, intermediate-level disinfectant that is safe and fast-acting with a broad-spectrum kill. This ready-to-use disinfectant is compatible with an extensive list of common materials, including 316 and 304 stainless steel, natural and silicone rubber, and most plastics. Accel TB is ideal for use on environmental surfaces in pharmaceutical cleanrooms, compounding pharmacies, labs and other GMP facilities.
DuPont Controlled Environments
If your industry calls for sterility and cleanliness in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, life sciences or medical device manufacturing, DuPont Controlled Environments offers state-of-the-art apparel manufacturing. From its ISO-registered facility to clean-processing, packaging and sterilization, DuPont products stand for the highest quality when sterility and cleanliness are critical. DuPont Suprel® LS offers a superior balance of breathability and barrier protection combined with a softer feel and increased comfort. Based on DuPont Advanced Composite Technology, Suprel® LS was developed specifically for the life sciences, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device manufacturing industries. Backed by years of DuPont innovation and proven science-based solutions, Suprel® LS offers an exceptional balance of properties compared to spun-bonded polypropylene (SBPP), SMS/SMMS and microporouos film (MF). Suprel® LS can be used in both sterile and nonsterile environments and is available gamma sterilized at 10-6.
ITW Texwipe announces the introduction of SterileWipe HC 10, TX3225, a single-ply, double-knit, 100 percent continuous-filament polyester wiper that is an economical alternative to two-ply polyester wipers. It offers high-capacity sorption in a sealed-border wiper designed to prevent particle and fiber release. SterileWipe HC 10 provides premium performance in sterile ISO Class 3 to 5 environments such as pharmaceutical aseptic fill areas, biotechnology manufacturing facilities and microbiological laboratories. ITW Texwipe, a leading manufacturer of cleanroom products for the pharmaceutical industry, provides products with low particle levels; sterile wipers validated to a Sterility Assurance Level of 10-6, products prewetted with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol (also available sterile), wipers with high sorbency, isolator and mop cleaning systems, and autoclavable stationery.
Nitritex will be showcasing its cleanroom facemask range, featuring the new BioClean DB pouch-style Sterile Face Mask with Neck Guard. Gamma sterilized and individually packed, the new BioClean DB (also available without the neck guard) offers the following benefits: excellent contamination protection provided by a low-linting apertured outer layer; outstanding bacterial and particle filtration efficiency with its three-layered filtering system; increased breathing capacity made possible by its large face chamber; a cleaner working environment provided by the company’s double-bagging system. As with all Nitritex quality products, the BioClean DB is manufactured in an ISO 9001:2000 facility and is suitable for use in ISO Class 4 sterile environments. Nitritex offers many more high-quality, leading-edge cleanroom disposables specifically designed for use in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and microelectronics industries.
Particle Measuring Systems
Particle Measuring Systems’ LASAIR II, well known for its total particle monitoring abilities, now also comes with the longest-lasting laser on the market, complete GMP and ISO features, and a USB port. This portable particle counter calculates and creates reports for EC GMP Annex #1, ISO 14644-1, and FS-209E testing and provides easy subsampling for ISO certification. Both ISO and EC GMP reports are generated from a single sampling run. It has a comprehensive validation manual to meet the regulatory requirements of pharmaceutical manufacturers, making it easier to implement new technologies. Built to last, the LASAIR II provides unsurpassed reliability and laser longevity. Field data shows that less than 3 percent of lasers fail within the first four years, projecting a laser MTTF of over 13 years and making the Lasair II the longest-lasting particle counter available. It also comes with a rugged, chemical-resistant casing that can be wiped down with harsh industrial cleaners and sterilization fluids. The Lasair II includes a USB port that can be used to download data or accessed with a remote keyboard. Particle Measuring Systems has over 30 years experience as an industry leader in particle monitoring and microcontamination control. The company combines high-performance instrumentation with application expertise to solve the problems of pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and other high-tech manufacturers.
PIAB USA Inc.
PIAB USA Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial vacuum conveyors and components, will showcase its C-Series and UC-Series of vacuum conveyors. Both the C-series and the UC-Series conveyors are ideal for pharmaceutical applications. Constructed of stainless steel AISI 316L and powered by PIAB’s renowned pneumatically driven vacuum pumps, both lines safely and quietly transport 10 to 15 tons/hour of tablets, powders and granules in virtually any manufacturing or processing environment. Beyond this, the UC-Series is equipped to transport a variety of pharmaceutical ingredients, including sugar, dextrose, magnesium oxide, and starch. The UC-Series features an ultrasanitary butterfly valve and a Gore Sinbran® filter that can trap particles as small as 0.5 micron. It also includes FDA-approved silicone seals with a working range of -4°F to +176°F. To meet the strict regulations of the pharmaceutical industry, PIAB’s C-21 and C-33 conveyors have been examined and accepted by the USDA and comply with the 3A standard. The C-Series of vacuum conveyors are available in diameters of 21, 33 and 56 centimeters.
Tiger-Vac’s Biohazard Containment Vacuum Cleaner System allows for safe and efficient disposal of recovered materials and is specifically designed for bioremediation and hazmat response teams, for biomedical and pharmaceutical research facilities and cleanrooms. It features all-stainless-steel 304 construction for easy decontamination and excellent corrosion resistance. The containment HEPA filter captures and contains hazardous molds and viral particulates down to 0.3 micron in size with 99.99 percent efficiency, including: potent compounds, anthrax dust, Stachybotrys colonies, Aspergillus spores and Penicillium spores. When full, the HEPA filter can be removed and discarded without compromising its integrity. The containment HEPA filter’s exclusive loading feature (bottom to top) maximizes holding capacity and maintains airflow. The exhaust ULPA filter with 99.999 percent efficiency on 0.12 micron ensures cleanroom compatibility and serves as a back-up to the containment filter. The vacuum, suction hose and tools are ESD safe. The containment vacuum combines industrial-grade construction with a compact design. The suction intake includes a closing sealed valve to prevent spillage. The design of this vacuum allows for easy movement in narrow areas, on scaffolding, and for cleaning walls and ventilation ducts. The vacuum is available in either backpack or golf cart versions.
Other INTERPHEX Puerto Rico 2007 exhibitors include:
AES Clean Technology, Inc.
ARAMARK Cleanroom Services
BOSCH Packaging Technology
Cambridge Filters USA/EdgeTech/SetraSystems Inc.
Caribbean Industrial Construction
Caribbean Project Management
Cleanpak International Inc.
Flanders Filters, Inc.
Flow Sciences, Inc.
George Fischer Inc.
Hooker Cockram Puerto Rico Inc.
Janser Group of PR
Laminar Flow, Inc.
Latex Technology Inc
Micronova Manufacturing Inc.
Molecular Epidemiology, Inc.
Nilfisk-Advance America, Inc.
Pall Life Sciences
Swagelok Biopharmaceutical Services Company
UltraPure Systems, Inc.
Veltek Associates, Inc.
Wave Biotech, LLC
For a complete list of exhibitors, visit www.interphexpuertorico.com.