Flow Sciences, Inc. (FSI) designs and manufactures containment solutions. Our commitment to safety, performance, and superior engineering quality and service is unmatched. The Flow Sciences Team is known as world leaders in containment solutions.
During the 1990s, Flow Sciences pioneered Vented Balance Safety Enclosures (VBSE™) which introduced the first independent fan exhaust system to isolate vibrations for balance accuracy. By incorporating Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Flow Sciences refined the process and enlarged the enclosures, presenting product protection through framed enclosure solutions.
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Many existing research labs, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers, and contract manufacturing organizations (CMO’s) are not designed nor are they equipped with the engineering controls to safely handle the manufacture of ADC’s. The safe manufacture of ADC’s requires more modern facilities, equipment, and engineering controls as well as programs, practices, and procedures to adequately protect the operators and the work environment. Read the steps that must be taken to consider a glovebox workstation fully validated to manufacture ADCs safely.
This paper discusses the primary benefits of the vented balance enclosure, which is critical to the safe and effective weighing of potent powder compounds, APIs, and nanomaterials.
A client was in need of a containment enclosure for an analytical weighing and solution-preparation operation involving Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (HPAPI) in powder form. Their goal was to transfer product from an enclosure to another enclosure. read how Flow Sciences used a recently developed containment device and augmented to fit the specific needs of the client.
Though delivering, unloading, staging, and assembling are required steps in all lab construction, there are design aspects of lab equipment that can contribute to its successful field installation.
Understand what information you should be communicating to the manufacturer to ensure you get the best lab containment equipment, built correctly the first time.
Frequently, companies have used fume hood exhaust to ventilate hood base cabinets. There is both the need for this practice and the designs for them are frequently not well thought-out.
Engineering is a process to develop a design to solve a problem. In the world of containment engineering, careful premeditation is important to the completion of a successful engineering project.
This paper reviews why very bad things happen when either quantity or purity of Highly Potent Active Pharmaceuticals is not properly maintained during the compounding process. Additionally, when highly potent active pharma ingredients are not effectively contained, workers may be adversely affected.
Stability of your weighing balance is paramount when it comes to collecting reliable data for project. As the old adage goes, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.”. Depending on the problem, taking obvious action for a seemingly obvious solution may not result in success. The purpose of this paper is to inspire thought and dialogue regarding those “not so obvious” sources of balance stability issues. Below, you may find 10 prompt questions that will hopefully guide one in resolving those pesky head-scratchers.
On December 19, 2018; Allan W. Ader, Ph.D. (Safebridge Consultants, Inc.), and Richard Hirsh, CIH (Nektar Therapeutics) conducted a presentation along with Allan Goodman, Ph.D. of Flow Sciences, Inc. (FSI).
Most of us who start our careers being frustrated with this comment eventually learn that it is a cry for help from people who want effective exhaust and are focused on the most tangible element of the exhaust system, the exhaust hood.
Flow Sciences, a leading provider of containment systems for laboratory, pilot plant, and manufacturing is now shipping the LEV III™, an addition to its expanding line of standard enclosures.
The Glovebox Workstation series provides containment for highly toxic applications using APIs that need more safety than an opened face enclosure. FSI engineering controls are built in to prevent loss of containment. Third Party testing has proven containment on these units to below 30 ng/m³ based on process and quantity.
Save energy and lab space by moving process applications out of fume hoods. Local exhaust ventilation is the most effective and efficient containment for flash chromatography, rotovaps, and more.
The Bulk Powder series provides containment for large transfers of powder and pilot plant / manufacturing applications. FSI engineering controls are built in to prevent loss of containment. Third Party testing has proven containment on these units to below 1 μg/m³ based on process and quantity.
Whether you are designing a new laboratory or renovating an existing facility, it’s important to consider the fitness and applicability of fume hoods. Flow Sciences’ Saf-T-Flow™ Fume Hood Series are ducted for maximum safety and efficiency with minimum energy input.
The Flow Sciences vented enclosure is essential to protect your health and ensures safety by containing powder and virtually eliminating exposure to potent powders.
Containment at its driest. This enclosure is capable of protecting your process by nearly eliminating moisture or oxygen with the flow of inert gas.
The CVE series provides containment for various benchtop/scale up and nanotechnology applications.
With the explosion in usage of High Potency Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (HPAPI’s), containment of these compounds and personnel protection have become of major concern to scientists. In order to combat potentially high capital outlays for equipment, many companies are looking at alternative methods of containment, including modification of existing equipment. The Hybrid Isolator, offered by Flow Sciences, Inc., is one such method of reducing the cost of containment.
Solve your containment challenge by working with a company that understands your process, CPT, expectations, facility allowances and restrictions as well as specific equipment specifications.