Freudenberg Medical this week announced the launch of its HelixFlex high-purity thermoplastic elastomer tubing.
The company says it designed the HelixFlex tubing for biopharmaceutical fluid transfer applications.
The expanded offering adds to Freudenberg’s existing pharma product portfolio of silicone tubing and components for bioprocessing, drug and vaccine manufacturing, filling and sampling, peristaltic pumping, lab, and medical device applications.
According to Freudenberg Medical, TPE tubing is ideal for pharmaceutical bioprocessing applications because it’s possible to weld it to existing tubing lines, heat sealing it to allow for easy, fast and safe fluid transport and transfer in biopharma processes.
It’s possible to sterilize Freudenberg’s TPE tubing through many methods, including autoclave, gamma irradiation, X-ray, and e-beam. Additionally, TPE tubing is a more environmentally friendly option than silicone and can be recycled, according to the company
“Silicone has always been the gold standard for biopharma applications, but with silicone material in short supply over the past few years Freudenberg wanted to offer global customers another single-use tubing alternative,” said David Schwass, director of sales & marketing for Biopharm at Freudenberg Medical.
Rudi Gall, GM and director of corporate marketing at Freudenberg Medical, said HelixFlex complements the company’s silicone-based HelixMark®and PharmaFocus premium tubing lines.
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