Partnership to deliver sterile connector and fill technology
ATMI, a leader in single-use bioprocess solutions, has invested in sterile connector and sterile fill technology developed by Medical Instill Technologies (Medinstill), a developer of solutions for the transfer and packaging of high purity fluids at high safety levels.
The investment focuses on Medinstill's INTACT family of products, which will be deployed in sterile filling, sterile multiple-dose dispensing, sterile transfer, and packaging sterilisation solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotech, and healthcare industries.
'ATMI has a strong history of internal innovation as well as collaboration with other innovators,' said Doug Neugold, Chief Executive of ATMI.
'Collaboration with Medinstill is another great example of this strategy. Through this investment, we will develop a suite of products that address critical issues from our customers’ perspective as they continue to adopt single-use technology and other new inventions.'
'We are happy to partner with a company of ATMI’s stature,' added Daniel Py, Chairman of Medinstill. 'With its global reach and history of technical innovation in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, I believe ATMI can be instrumental in allowing us to bring products with the highest safety levels to those in need.'
INTACT Filler technology allows for sterile fill of multiple products into a broad range of containers and dosing devices in conditions significantly less stringent and less expensive than cleanrooms. ATMI and Medinstill have formed a joint venture to market and manufacture this technology, which is scalable from small lots in benchtop systems to industrial scales in the global biopharmaceutical and vaccine markets.
INTACT Connector technology will allow for sterile re-use of disposable connectors and ATMI has exclusively licensed this technology for the biopharmaceutical industry and will directly market the connector products once development is completed.
The firms say the INTACT connector technology will be the only multiple-use sterile connector to guarantee no contact between the liquid path and the external environment and ensures no ingress of air, bacteria, yeasts or mould.