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ILC Dover|15 March 2019

In-Process Isolator

ILC Dover develops flexible isolators (glove bags) for the pharmaceutical industry. 

ILC Dover develops flexible isolators (glove bags) for the pharmaceutical industry. 

After 20 years of designing and building custom isolators for powder containment, the company’s engineers have compiled and standardised isolator specifications, dimensions, configurations and components that meet the vast majority of its customers’ needs. 

All materials meet US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards and the design accommodates current good manufacturing practices (cGMP), as well as operator ergonomics. These standardised, modular designs allow quick delivery of isolators to handle many contained pharmaceutical powder handling processes. 

The benefits of ILC Dover’s In-Process Isolators include:

  • High-containment flexible isolators for processing highly potent (HP) active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) powders 
  • Great visual clarity of ArmorFlex® films and bag-in bag-out sleeves
  • 304 stainless steel framework
  • Standard canisters
  • Third-party validated nanogram containment levels using SMEPAC guidelines 
  • Ergonomics and range of motion are much better than with rigid isolators 
  • Economical 
  • The design makes use of existing ILC Dover containment accessories such as CrimpLoc® crimps, bag/out sleeves and O-ring interface canisters 
  • The passive isolator can be upgraded to a fully automatic negative pressure isolator using the ILC Dover our JetVent system 
  • Fast turnaround and installation 

While design characteristics may be identical to rigid stainless-steel isolators, flexible film aseptic isolators offer several advantages for careful consideration.
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