Special expertise is required in the production of pharmaceuticals in order to ensure that the legal requirements are met.
Reliability when it comes to production, documentation, and validation are our top priorities. That's why you can rely on tried-and-tested pumps and systems from LEWA during filtration and other processes in the pharmaceutical, life sciences, and biotechnology industries. Our experts will be happy to advise you on finding optimum, customized solutions for your metering, purification, mixing, and filtration processes.
Our systems have in-house engineering and meet all the industry-relevant requirements, such as for filtration (cGMP, GAMP, 21 CFR, etc.). We also offer complete documentation, acceptance tests, validation/qualification, installation, and commissioning services.
System solutions from LEWA can be found in many applications in this market: from the metering of liquids, production of dispersions, various mixing tasks, filtration processes, the dilution of buffers or concentrates, right through to microfiltration and ultrafiltration systems. These require precise volume flows and exact conformance with specific process conditions.
|Areas of application for our products and solutions in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries||Proportionally mixing sensitive, expensive fluids on a continuous basis||Metering additives for tablet production; tablet coatings, preservatives|
|Precisely adding fluids during the chromatography process||Purifying biopharmaceuticals, diluting buffers and concentrates|
|Metering sensitive fluids||Adding enzymes, vitamins, flavorings, and additives for fermentation|
|Aseptically transferring proteins and cells||Adding micro-organisms to fermentations, transferring blood or blood components, transferring products in filling processes|
|Adding additives||Additives, toxic chemicals|
|Injecting fluids for extrusion or spraying mechanisms||Producing active ingredients and tablets, adding stabilizers|
|Microfiltration and ultrafiltration, dialysis systems||Filtering process solutions, carefully concentrating intermediate products (biopharmaceuticals), concentrating and purifying protein solutions, separating cells and particles|
|High-pressure and supercritical applications||Dispersing 2 phases, supercritical processes with CO2, generating nanoparticles|
The biopharmaceutical, fine chemical, veterinary medicine, and special food supplement industries all require systems that are easy to clean and drain, and that are manufactured and documented according to the applicable guidelines. LEWA has the expertise to design and construct customer-specific systems for these industries.
Our scope of supply for these sectors ranges from simple metering systems for metering additives, process chromatography and buffer dilution systems, right through to complex systems for the proportional mixing, conveyance, or filtration of various media.
We also use the LEWA intellidrive technology to solve difficult metering and conveying tasks:
LEWA hygienic metering pumps (LEWA ecodos and LEWA ecoflow) are hermetically sealed, leak-free, and have no connection, such as a shaft, to the product space. This ensures contamination-free metering and conveying over a long process time frame.
Hygienic pumps can also be used as multiplex pumps (e.g., for metering formulas). This means that several pump drive units can be assembled on one drive shaft. The individual pumps then convey varying quantities into the process. To increase the safety of your aseptic and sterile production processes, LEWA hygienic pumps are tested for their cleanability according to recognized, internationally valid guidelines (EHEDG cleanability test and QHD test system).
We deliver high-end pumps integrated into complete systems and units for your specific applications. In doing so, we of course rely on the tried-and-tested LEWA quality.