Second Patent Awarded for AdvantaPure®’s AdvantaPass® Clean Room Wall Pass-through System

Significant Improvements Prompt Issuance

Southampton, Pa. — AdvantaPure has been granted a second U.S. patent, number 9,869,408, for its AdvantaPass technology. Introduced four years ago, AdvantaPass is a clean room wall portal system used to transfer large volumes of biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical fluids between different classes of clean rooms. The system maintains the separation of room atmospheres and minimizes contamination risks.

AdvantaPass’s first U.S. patent (number 8,870,230) was assigned for the system’s unique method of providing complete isolation between manufacturing suites when conveying multiple lines of fluid through a single wall portal. It integrates Single-Use tubing, connectors and seals with permanently-mounted stainless steel components to reduce and even eliminate certain cleaning validations.

Unlike the first patent, the new patent includes installation methods and uses for the AdvantaPass system. Improvements to the technology such as welded wall portals, the elimination of adhesives or sealants, additional choices for sealing and clamping to create a closed system, and adjustable wall flanges are part of the second patent.

“It’s part of our commitment to continuous process improvement,” notes Gregg Donovan, Product Marketing Manager. “These upgrades to AdvantaPass give users more options when it comes to mounting and using the system while retaining its most important feature: using multiple fluid transfer lines safely through a single portal.”

AdvantaPass works with Single-Use tubing and components made from AdvantaSil™ platinum-cured silicone or from weldable and sealable AdvantaFlex® biopharmaceutical grade TPE. The system involves fewer moving parts and less maintenance than similar transfer methods and may be retrofitted into existing manufacturing suites or installed in newly constructed facilities.

For more information on the patented AdvantaPass system, visit http://www.advantapure.com/advantapass.htm or contact the AdvantaPure team by phone at 888-755-4370 or 215-526-2151; e-mail: info@advantapure.com; fax: 888-258-4293 or 215-526-2167 or at 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966.

About AdvantaPure and NewAge® Industries

The AdvantaPure division of NewAge Industries is ISO 9001:2015 certified and specializes in high purity tubing, hose, Single-Use process tubing manifolds, BioClosure® container closure systems, and other molded components for the pharmaceutical, biopharm, biomedical, food, beverage and chemical industries. Products are manufactured, stored and shipped using methods that ensure product purity.

In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures plastic and rubber tubing in reinforced and unreinforced styles. The company maintains a large inventory of tubing and fittings for its core product lines, provides custom extrusion and fabrication capabilities, and services customers worldwide. Automated product identification systems, including gamma-stable RFID tags and labels, are offered by NewAge’s Verigenics® division. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP and became an employee owned company for the benefit of both its employees and customers.

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