The most common purpose of agitation in biopharmaceutical processing is liquid/liquid and solid/liquid blend (solutions and suspensions). Agitators are performing their duty while submerged in a fluid phase, and consequently designed for this intended use, considering that running in air would not fit any purpose. This article discusses different bearing designs and materials of construction typically available.
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Steriose specializes in the design and manufacturing of aseptic process equipment. Sterimixer is a mag drive mixer that eliminates risk of contamination, assures efficient and low mixing, with high CIP/SIP performance. With capacities from 5 to 40,000 liters, it is available as low and medium shear. Sterivalve, radial diaphragm valve features a zero dead leg design, with sizes ranging from 1/2″ to 3″.