Connector streamlines steam-in-place processes.

Press Release Summary:

Designed for biopharmaceutical applications, Steam-Thru(TM) Connection (STC) serves dual function of valve and connection. Product enables biopharmaceutical companies to sterilize flow path and initiate connections between bioreactor and media bag without adding plumbing connections. Unit utilizes steam trap to rid connection of steam during sterilization process and reduces validation concerns and contamination risks.

Original Press Release:

Colder Products Company to Launch New Steam-Thru(TM) Connection Worldwide at BioTechnica 2003

CPC (Hall 2, Booth C03) Will Showcase New Connection that Streamlines Steam-In-Place Processes

St. Paul, Minnesota - August 22, 2003 - Colder Products Company (CPC), the leading provider of controlled performance connections to biopharmaceutical, chemical, medical, industrial, and packaging markets, will introduce the Steam-Thru(TM) Connection (STC) to the international market at BioTechnica 2003, October 7-9, 2003, in Hannover, Germany. The unique STC streamlines critical steam-in-place processes and can be used in numerous biopharmaceutical applications. The STC will be demonstrated at Colder Products' BioTechnica booth, Hall 2, booth C03.

Steam-Thru(TM) Connection (STC)

The STC serves the dual function of valve and connection, eliminating the costly and labor-intensive steps of traditional steam sterilization processes. It also speeds the connection process and reduces the contamination risks associated with multi-connection steam-in-place applications.

Colder Products' STC enables biopharmaceutical companies to sterilize the flow path and initiate connections between a bioreactor and media bag without adding plumbing connections or additional steps to the process. The uniquely designed STC uses a steam trap to rid the connection of steam during the sterilization process. This contrasts with traditional steam-in-place processes, which create "dead legs" where steam containing remnant microorganisms become trapped in the connection chamber, increasing the chances of contamination. Traditional connection processes also require the use of capital equipment, such as a laminar flow hood, which increases the cost, time and space needed to make connections.

"The disposable STC re-invents the steam-in-place process by eliminating connection steps, reducing validation concerns, and removing opportunities for contamination," said Carolyn Franceschi, Medical Business Unit Manager of Colder Products. "The speed at which connections can now be made will streamline the drug development process, yielding substantial savings for biopharmaceutical companies."

BioTechnica attendees have the opportunity to learn more about CPC's new STC during an in-depth presentation at BioTechnica's Innovations Forum, Wednesday, October 8, 2003, at 3:00 p.m., Hall 2, Gallery, Room Budapest.

About Colder Products Company

Colder Products Company (CPC) is a leading provider of controlled performance connections to industrial, biopharmaceutical, medical, chemical and packaging markets. For a free catalog or more information, contact: Colder Products Company, 1001 Westgate Drive, St. Paul, MN 55114. Toll-free: 800-444-2474. Phone: 651-645-0091. Fax: 651-645-5404. Web:

For North American inquiries, please contact Rich Herpers,

CPC, Colder Products and Colder Products Company are registered trademarks with the U.S. Patent & Trademark office.

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