Oxygen for the production of pharmaceutical products
Oxygen with a purity of approx. 95% is required in many pharmaceutical and biotechnological applications. Certain process steps in the manufacture of medicines, antibiotics, additives, biopolymers or acids are carried out in fermentation reactors, for example. Cell cultures, bacterial strains, and microorganisms are cultivated in this manner. In addition to a special nutrient solution, oxygen is needed for the cultivation process.
Enriching the air in the fermenter with oxygen enables faster proliferation of aerobic organisms in a controlled atmosphere. The 21% oxygen contained in the ambient air is often not enough to ensure a sufficiently high oxygen concentration for high cell densities and growth rates, especially in the liquid phase. By providing sufficient quantities of suitable oxygen generated on-site, the quality, efficiency and productivity of biotechnological processes can be increased both on a laboratory scale and on an industrial scale.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers are expected to meet the highest standards of quality. The gases used for production, such as oxygen, must also be of high quality. The Inmatec POC Med series generators provide an oxygen purity of 93%-95% and therefore meet the requirements of the European Pharmacopoeia for medical gases, ISO 7396-1:2016 for pipeline systems for medical gases and ISO 13485:2016 for the quality management system for medical device manufacturers. In addition, the INMATEC oxygen generators are certified in accordance with the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC.
With our oxygen generators, we supply high quality solutions for the stationary and mobile production of oxygen for different applications, including for low volume requirements.