Pall Life Sciences has announced that the Cadence Acoustic Separator has won the BioProcess International (BPI) Award for best downstream processing application. Celebrated bi-annually since 2012, the BPI Awards are hosted during the BioProcess International Conference in Boston, MA. The awards exist to celebrate outstanding individual and team achievements that allow the industry to deliver better, more effective treatments to a global patient base. Winners were announced at a dinner on October 5th.
Based on acoustic wave separation technology licensed from FloDesign Sonics*, the Cadence Acoustic Separator was launched in early 2016 as a novel single-use solution for the clarification of cell culture bioprocess fluids. The Cadence Acoustic Separator is a robust platform technology that enables continuous cell separation without centrifugation and dramatically reduced filtration steps for cost-effective preconditioning of the clarified cell culture fluid for downstream processes. The technology is also able to be fully integrated with Pall’s portfolio of continuous downstream bioprocessing technologies.
“We are honored by the recognition of the Cadence Acoustic Separator in 2016, but it is particularly exciting to win this award,” said Michael Egholm, PhD, VP & General Manager of Pall Biopharmaceuticals. “We first introduced the concept of acoustic wave separation for biopharmaceutical applications at last year’s BPI 2015 conference, with the intention of launching in 2016. Thank you to my team, and the team at FloDesign Sonics for partnering with us to develop and launch such a game-changing technology.”
Earlier this year, the Cadence Acoustic Separator technology was awarded second prize for Innovation in an open vote on submitted posters at the Recovery of Biological Products XVII Conference in Bermuda, as well as featured in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing as a 2016 Star Innovation. The Cadence Acoustic Separator technology is on display in booth 521 at BPI 2016 this week, among a portfolio of enabling Pall Life Sciences technologies. The displays demonstrate scale up for the clarification application, and a process development approach for perfusion with the AWS technology. Both applications are set to be launched in 2017.