AdvantaPure, a leading manufacturer of high purity tubing and single use systems for pharmaceutical and biotech processing, announces the introduction of DocuLink (patent pending) for manifold identification. DocuLink is an innovative, viable method of distinguishing silicone manifolds after installation.
Processing manifolds of platinum-cured silicone are often supplied to customers in labeled bags. Once a manifold is removed from a bag, its individual identification and tracking information — manufacture date, lot numbers, part numbers — is separated. Document retrieval for audits and validations becomes time consuming, tedious, and expensive. DocuLink addresses this burden by providing identification directly on each manifold in the form of a silicone-encased label.
Each manifold is assigned a unique number. A lot number, date of manufacture, or other information may be used as well. A label with this information is permanently molded within the silicone connector, which can be in the style of a T, Y, cross, reducer, or molded Tri-Clamp® end. Documents such as certificates of compliance, instructions, component specifications, standards, and validations relating to each manifold are then accessible to customers via an online data management site.
Each DocuLink label and its silicone manifold handle autoclave, gamma irradiation, clean-in-place (CIP), and steam-in-place (SIP) sterilization processes. The DocuLink label stays safely encased in silicone and does not contact interior flows.
DocuLink enables easy tracking of a manifold back to its origins and addresses customers’ regulatory, validation, and safety concerns in a practical, cost-saving way.
About AdvantaPure and NewAge® Industries
AdvantaPure (advantapure.com), a division of NewAge Industries, specializes in clean products for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, beverage, chemical, and cosmetic industries. All products are manufactured, stored, and shipped using the cleanest methods possible to ensure unsurpassed product purity.
In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures and fabricates thermoplastic and thermoset tubing and hose. The company offers one of the broadest product lines of tubing, hose, and fittings in the U.S., and its custom extrusion and fabrication services are unrivaled. NewAge Industries maintains a large inventory and prides itself on same-day shipment of 98% of orders for its core product lines. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for the benefit of both its employees and customers.
DocuLink™, AdvantaPure®, and NewAge® are trademarks of NewAge® Industries, Inc. • Tri-Clamp® reg. trademark Ladish Co.