Homogenizers come in many different shapes and sizes; regardless, they should be able to create a homogenous and thoroughly mixed product. While the word ‘sanitary’ is frequently thrown around, it is apparent that there is little (or misconceived) understanding of how it fits into the world of intensive mixing. There is little difference between a sanitary homogenizer and a regular homogenizer, aside from the huge fact that sanitary homogenizers can accommodate sanitary applications- for example, products coming out of the food, beverage, biotech, and pharmaceutical must be 100% free of contamination. Sanitary homogenizers have both removed the potential for contamination and met/exceeded the existing standards to be labeled as sanitary. Here we review these critical benefits conferred by sanitary homogenizers.
Contain In-Line Flow
In-line flow is essentially a meter that conducts measurements of numerous factors during product production. This design virtually eliminates dead ends and crevices, and has a huge impact on a product’s ability to remain sterile at the end of its production process.
Meet Strict Standards
Two central standards (largely specific to the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries) dictate sanitary homogenization and practices in product development. GMP, or Good Manufacturing Practices, is a set of guidelines and requirements that dictate the manufacture of food and drug products. (1) The second is known as P3-A, which was developed by API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) manufacturers when they saw a need for standards around pharmaceutical equipment design. The P3-A standards dictate the materials and design for equipment that will produce APIs.
Decreased Sterilization Costs
Products that not are synthesized under a sanitary system must undergo post-homogenization sterilization, particularly those which are being consumed by humans or other living organisms. There is, of course, cost (sometimes significant) associated with setting up and running these additional systems. In contrast, purchasing a system that contains a built-in sanitary system will not require such stringent sterilization afterwards, therefore alleviating any associated costs.
Pion: Manufacturer of Sanitary Homogenizers
The stringent regulations dictated by GMP and 3-A have yielded a wide array of sanitary lab equipment, such as mixers, transducers, coolers, priming valves, and more; these are frequently used across the pharmaceutical, biotech, food, and beverage industries. Pion's BEE brand technology is trusted by researchers and lab managers around the world, and provides an array of high quality sanitary systems that can be customized to any Pion homogenizer.
In addition, they have extensive experience in the challenges that our pharmaceutical, biotech, and food industry customers face as they transition from concept, through to R&D, clinical trials, all-important FDA approval and finally, to manufacturing.
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