Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) unveiled its innovative Quantum peristaltic pump with a patented ReNu single-use (SU) technology cartridge.
Quantum is a high-pressure feed pump designed for tangential flow filtration (TFF), virus filtration (VF), and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) applications. It represents a step-change in pump technology for bioprocessing by enabling higher downstream process yields throughout the pressure range, delivering virtually pulse-free linear flow, low shear, and easy validation aligned with BioPhorum Operations Group (BPOG) guidelines.
Flow linearity with lowest pulse
Quantum outperforms other pumps by delivering higher accuracy with flow linearity independent of back-pressure, removing the need for flow metres and load cells.
Flow linearity is achieved across the 3bar SU processing pressure range up to 20l/min, with trace pulsation of only ±0.12bar. This virtually pulse-free performance enables constant pressure, maximising process efficiency and yield.
Wide turndown with ultra low shear
Another major benefit is ultra-low shear, a factor that increases product viability to help maximise process yield. In addition, an integrated 4,000:1 speed control ratio allows users to sustain constant transmembrane pressure in micro and ultrafiltration.
Being limited to a 200:1 control ratio in HPLC gradient work is now a problem of the past. Uniquely, the user interface is located at the front of the pump, enabling visual confirmation of operating state and easy access to pump controls even when skid mounted.
Simple-to-use SU technology
At the heart of the Quantum pump is the patented ReNu SU technology cartridge, which is simple to install and enables aseptic fluid paths to be positioned quickly and accurately ready for use.
The synergy between peristaltic pumps and single-use pump systems cannot be overstated. The ReNu SU Technology cartridge slides into position allowing for a change of fluid path in minutes while eliminating alignment errors.
Quantum’s ReNu SU technology cartridge offers validation and extractable data in line with BPOG / British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA) / United States Pharmacopeia (USP) / International Organization of Standardization (ISO) guidelines.
Suitable for gamma irradiation up to 50kGy, the ReNu SU technology cartridge is manufactured in an ISO Class 7 cleanroom, with all contact material tested for biocompatibility and BPOG derived extractable studies.
Available as a cartridge or as a component within a BioPure puresu single-use fluid path assembly, Quantum’s ReNu SU technology cartridge delivers considerable reduction in the cost and time of pump and process validation.