Press Releases

FSI and IsoTech Enter Strategic Alliance for Non-Sterile and Sterile Containment


Flow Sciences Inc., Leland, NC and Isotech Design, Montreal (Quebec) Canada announce the formation of a strategic business alliance. This will promote the sales of one another’s products in North America and internationally to provide non-sterile and sterile solutions to pharma, biopharma, nanotechnology, pharmacy, and other industries.

Flow Sciences, Inc., a recognized thought leader in the production of containment devices for use in the processing of API and HPAPI powders during research, pilot plant and C-GMP manufacturing. See flowsciences.com

Isotech Design is a well-known quality leader in the design &production of barrier isolation technology & primary engineering controls used in aseptic compounding & production for pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturers. See www.isotechdesign.com

The companies will share booth space at the Interphex exhibition in New York City on April 2ndthru 4thand at the CPhI exhibition in Chicago on April 30ththru May 2nd. Their products will be on display and technical representatives will be able to answer questions and provide  support.



Less Downtime, More Productivity: FSI Systems Cost of Ownership

 

Flow Sciences, a leading provider of containment systems for laboratory, pilot plant, and manufacturing facilities, delivers low cost of ownership and high return on investment. By utilizing sophisticated engineering and design into the construction of the systems, they are able to achieve less lab downtime, more consistent results, no cross-contamination, and less energy consumption.

Q: How does Flow Sciences, Inc. (FSI) achieve lower cost of ownership?

A:All aspects of the systems are engineered to ensure consistent containment for the life of the enclosure, including materials of construction and modular design.  To begin, containment and safety is more important than filter change sales, and the 4” HEPA filters provide less lab downtime to our customers, besides the additional costs of the replacement filter and certification, which is timely and expensive.

Q: What HEPA filters does FSI use, and why?

A:The FSI HEPA filters are 4” pleated with a filter life of 4-5 years, eliminating the need to replace thinner filters frequently.  The airflow inside of the unit is most important. Often with filters you will see powder loading in a “hot spot” if the particulate is not spread evenly across the filter surface.  FSI hoods are designed with airfoils and internal plenums (baffles) to direct laminar airflow across the work surface.  However, the ceiling plenum itself evenly distributes the powder across the area of the filter.  When this occurs, the filter loads evenly and lasts much longer.

Q: Why is laminar airflow on the work surface important to cost of ownership?

A:Many powder applications rely on balance stability and accurate weighing to ensure reproducibility and results, resulting in less process time, which means less cost per sample.  Laminar airflow allows for improved balance stability and consistent sample weighing and manipulation.  Balances and other equipment may also be affected by vibration, which is a major concern in safety hoods.

Q: How does Flow Sciences reduce the vibration on the work surface of the hood?

A:Engineering controls isolate the vibration of the fan and create a stable work surface for balances and equipment, as well as the area around the enclosure if it is on a work bench.  We have videos on our website showing the testing with an accelerometer as well as balance stability to 6 or 7 places depending on the system.

Q: Does laminar airflow require more air volume?

 

A: Quite the inverse, actually.  FSI hoods lead the industry in containment while requiring less air and lower required face velocities.  Less air means less energy and results in cost savings, especially when the hood is connected to house exhaust.


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Flow Sciences, Inc. Partners with Three Companies to Contain Lyophilization Process of New HPAPI

LELAND, NC, January 14, 2019 — On December 19, 2018; Allan W. Ader, Ph.D. (Safebridge Consultants, Inc.), and Richard Hirsh, CIH (Nektar Therapeutics) conducted a presentation along with Allan Goodman, Ph.D. and Stephen Janz of Flow Sciences, Inc. (FSI).

The presentation detailed the performance validation process of a Flow Sciences enclosure which was designed to protect Nektar Therapeutics personnel during the freeze-drying of powdered High Potency Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (HPAPI) using the SP Scientific Virtis Advantage Pro. The presentation outlined the collaborative validation of enclosure containment performance between factory acceptance testing and site acceptance testing by Safebridge.

Since the respiratory-toxicological impacts of the HPAPI were not yet analyzed, Nektar Therapeutics utilized Safebridge Consultants, Inc. resources to develop an Occupational Health Categorization (or exposure band) for the substance. Flow Sciences consulted with SP Scientific to design an enclosure that accommodated the size of the Virtis Advantage Pro as well as space necessary for the safe cleanup of product in the event of a spill. During factory acceptance testing, FSI empirically verified containment performance through surrogate powder testing. During site acceptance testing, enclosure performance was put to the test through respiratory exposure sampling during a catastrophic-spill simulation. Sampling results from surrogate powder testing and the spill simulation indicated sampled respiratory exposure concentrations to be lower than laboratory reporting limits.

In summary, the multi-corporate effort of the project resulted in successful containment of a Lyophilization process to a concentration result of 1 microgram HPAPI per cubic meter of air (1 ug/m3).

If you would like more information regarding this collaborative performance validation between manufacturer, industrial hygiene consulting firm, and client; please download a copy of the presentation at the following link:

Case Study for Containment of High Potency Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (HPAPI) in the Freeze Drying Process.


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FSI Testing Performance - Laboratory Testing Services

LELAND, NC, December 18, 2018 —Flow Sciences, Inc. (FSI) evaluates and ensures that every enclosure shipped to their customer meets all relevant standards. FSI performs procedures from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 110-2016 – Methods of Testing Performance of Laboratory Fume Hoods. Examples of testing procedures include flow visualization (local and large-volume challenges), tracer gas exposure modeling via human as mannequin (HAM) testing. These procedures are conducted in-house as Flow Sciences’ Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT). FAT testing is analogous to the “as manufactured” (AM) test as mentioned in ASHRAE 110-2016. Additionally, testing is conducted at the customer’s location upon request. This test is analogous to the “as installed” (AI) test. Flow Sciences, Inc. refers to this this test as the “SAT”, or Site Acceptance Test.

Aside from ASHRAE testing methodologies, Flow Sciences tests other functionalities of containment devices; one example is vibration isolation. During this test, vibration is purposefully initiated and its effect on the measurement of the balance is analyzed in accordance with Flow Sciences’ data reproducibility standards. In essence, the enclosure’s capability of isolating a balance from vibrational interferences stemming from the external environment is put to the test. Additional information regarding vibrational interferences can be found here.

For High Potency Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (HPAPI) powder enclosures, FSI conducts surrogate powder testing to quantitatively assess containment performance. During the test, samples are collected using standard industrial hygiene field sampling methods. Following the test, samples are sent to a third-party analytical laboratory accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association Laboratory Accreditation Program (AIHA-LAP). Third-party IH companies can also be employed to perform the evaluation in FSI’s test facility.

For more information, please email your inquiry to info@flowsciences.com

CAMERON FAULCONER, IH-MESH
Industrial Hygienist / Product Manager

Cameron Faulconer is an Industrial Hygienist with a wide breadth of experience, spanning between commercial manufacturing, to home residences. His inspiration for his choice of career is communicating the value of preserving the health and safety of employees using the most effective and efficient means possible. Therefore, Mr. Faulconer found his place in the “Engineering Controls” rung of the hierarchy of hazard controls.

As a problem solver, Mr. Faulconer believes that the best safety solutions are created through consultative conversations with those who seek solutions. He believes communicating information derived from these conversations to be critical to the continued understanding of the toxicological impacts of the work environment.

His personal motto is “protecting the safety and health of employees from what can and cannot be seen with the naked eye”.


Performance Validation by Third Party Industrial Hygienists


Flow Sciences, a leading provider of containment solutions for laboratory, pilot plant, and manufacturing facilities consults with third party industrial hygienists to conduct in-house Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs) and Site Acceptance Tests (SATs) to ensure customers’ products perform at the level they need.

Flow Sciences partners with experienced third-party Industrial Hygiene (IH) consulting professionals from partnering companies to verify the containment performance of an enclosure using the following standardized testing methodologies:

 

  1. Surrogate Powder Testing at Flow Science’s Laboratory

 

Following IH consultation, Flow Sciences conducts personal and area air sampling inside our in-house laboratory following thorough decontamination. Air samples are run while demonstrators perform a mock task with little instruction and then submitted for AIHA Lab Accreditation Program (LAP) approved analysis. Finally, Flow Sciences’ team of scientists and engineers analyzes the resulting data and determines if the enclosure performs better than its Containment Performance Target (CPT).  Many customers choose to use their own operators and are invited to observe and participate in the testing at Flow Sciences.

 

  1. Surrogate Powder Testing at Client Site

 

If the customer requests an SAT, Flow Sciences utilizes staff from an IH company to perform the same testing methods as the FAT. However, the test is performed at the customer site. This testing option affords the customer the opportunity to verify the performance of their enclosure by having the test conducted using their own Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and employees.

 

  1. ASHRAE-110and ANSI/AIHA Z9.5 – Laboratory Ventilation

 

In accordance with the previously mentioned methodologies, Flow Sciences conducts Average Airflow Velocity Measurements, Flow Visualization, Large Volume Smoke, Tracer Gas, and Surrogate Gas testing. Flow Sciences utilizes consultation from IH consulting professionals to design a sampling protocol to model employee exposure in the field.

 

For more information, visit flowsciences.com/testing/

To view more testing results, visit flowsciences.com/performance/


CAMERON FAULCONER, IH-MESH
Industrial Hygienist / Product Manager

Cameron Faulconer is an Industrial Hygienist with a wide breadth of experience, spanning between commercial manufacturing, to home residences. His inspiration for his choice of career is communicating the value of preserving the health and safety of employees using the most effective and efficient means possible. Therefore, Mr. Faulconer found his place in the “Engineering Controls” rung of the hierarchy of hazard controls.

As a problem solver, Mr. Faulconer believes that the best safety solutions are created through consultative conversations with those who seek solutions. He believes communicating information derived from these conversations to be critical to the continued understanding of the toxicological impacts of the work environment.

His personal motto is “protecting the safety and health of employees from what can and cannot be seen with the naked eye”.


Flow Sciences’ Glove Boxes Contain to Sub-Nano Levels

LELAND, NC, November 1, 2018 — Flow Sciences, a leading provider of containment systems for laboratory, pilot plant, and manufacturing facilities has recently proven through third-party acceptance testing that their gloveboxes can facilitate an interior concentration of less than 1 ng/m3.

The enclosures are designed to contain antibody drug conjugate (ADC) powder during the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals using highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients. The level of containment for the Cytotoxic Drug Development Glovebox is .12 ng/m3, or 120 picograms per cubic meter (pg/m3). An acceptance testing result in this order of magnitude marks an impressive new chapter in the industry of containment enclosures.

At this point in time, it is difficult to predict what opportunities this innovation will bring to the market. As the size of powdered particles continue to decrease, Flow Sciences now provides containment solutions to future proof your facilities for the anticipated, upcoming needs for efficient and effective containment at the Sub-Nano level.

As it currently stands, control banding is a method used in the interim to account for the uncertainty that exists regarding engineered nanomaterials exposure. End users of Flow Sciences products can now seize the opportunity to expand their control bands into the picogram range.

Flow Sciences understands that standardized, validated, and specific methods for measuring personnel exposure to engineered nanomaterials (ex. breathing-zone measurements) are not currently available.* Therefore, Flow Sciences devotes their efforts to developing engineering controls to help make the collection of formative data more feasible.


Flow Sciences Speaks on Toxic Exposure at APG Fall Tech Expo


Are You Safe from Toxic Exposure?


Leland, NC – Flow Sciences, Inc. – On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Flow Sciences attended the Aberdeen Proving Grounds Fall Technology Expo in Aberdeen, MD.Steve Janz and Josh Hutson of Flow Sciences were fortunate to have the opportunity to conduct a presentation entitled “Topics in Potent Compound Containment”.

Potent compounds are active ingredients with exposure risks to people and the environment. What should be considered when working with Potent Compounds?

  • Handling challenges
  • Specialized containment
  • Protecting the individual and environment from exposure

Flow Sciences Inc., the U.S. SBA 2018 North Carolina Exporter of the Year, has developed an industry leading reputation locally and around the world for safety and containment of handling toxic and hazardous materials.  They have 30+ years of experience with:

  • Top design workstations and enclosures
  • Cost effective equipment
  • Highly experienced Engineers, Scientists & Technicians
  • Quality and Safety of their products

 

For more information on Flow Sciences Inc. and their products, please visit: https://flowsciences.com/

 

If you are interested in receiving a copy of the presentation, please contact information@flowsciences.comor call 1-800-849-3429.


The Flow Sciences Advantage

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Contact: Flow Sciences, Inc.

Tel: (800) 849-3429

Fax: (910) 763-1220

 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Flow Sciences Advantage

LELAND, NC, June 19, 2018 — Flow Sciences, a leading provider of containment systems for laboratory, pilot plant, and manufacturing facilities offers an unparalleled synergy of personnel and/or product protection.

What Flow Sciences is adding to the mix is cost of ownership and return on investment. By utilizing intricate engineering and design into the construction of enclosure, they are able to achieve exceptional filter life. Airfoil and interior plenum innovation allows the company to match personnel protection with minimal interior powder deposition and optimal contaminant distribution across the filter surface.

Flow Sciences’ top-mounted fan design allows the filter to last for 4 to 5 years and prevents powder “recoil” back into the enclosure. A clean workspace means no cross-contamination. All of this means less downtime and more productivity!

With the Flow Sciences Advantage, you are able to enjoy the following features:

  • Ultra-micro-level Employee Protection: Flow Sciences’ team of scientists and engineers have proven powder concentration inside the enclosure to be as low as 0.0001 µg/m3.
  • User-oriented Ergonomic Design: Go/No-Go alarm, hinged doors, and input left/output right design promotes ease of use and maximized efficiency of work.
  • Balance Stability: Flow Sciences’ exhaust system design allows for consistent balance stability up to 6-7 decimal places.
  • Reduced energy costs: Even powder-deposition onto the primary HEPA filter results in consistently lower energy costs per billing period.
  • Lower cost of ownership: 4 to 5 year filter life, 4” pleated HEPA filters, and vibration reduction on the work surface yields an exceptionally low cost of ownership.

To learn more, visit: https://flowsciences.com/fsi-advantage/

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About Flow Sciences, Inc.

Flow Sciences is the world’s leading developer of containment solutions for research and development laboratories, pilot plants, automation equipment and robotics, manufacturing and production facilities where toxic or noxious potent powders, fluids, or gases require safe handling while weighing, mixing, processing, or manufacturing. Since its start in the 1980s and with the introduction of the Vented Balance Safety Enclosure (VBSE™) in the 1990s, Flow Sciences has gone on to develop a comprehensive line of over 500 enclosures, including industry standards like the Vented Balance Safety Enclosure (VBSE™), the Contained Vented Bulk Powder Enclosure, and innovative laboratory technologies like the FS1501 Nitrogen Controller and the Bag-In/Bag-Out HEPA Filtration System. For its accomplishments, Flow Sciences received an Expert Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce for accomplishments in the global marketplace, the Deloitte and Touche North Carolina Technology Fast 50 Award, the UIBS R&D and Technology Collaboration Award, along with many others. During the 1990s, Flow Sciences pioneered the Vented Balance Safety Enclosure Series (VBSE™) which introduced the first independent fan exhaust system to isolate vibrations for balance accuracy, swiftly becoming the world leader in laboratory safety equipment. Flow Sciences technologies are now used to improve safety and containment in virtually every industrial sector around the globe, from pharmaceutical, food processing, robotics, chemical, forensics, agriculture, academia, infectious diseases, asbestos, tires, biotechnology, batteries, and nanotechnology. Flow Sciences has over 30 years of expertise in the development of containment solutions that deliver superior engineering quality and service at each level of controlled airflow containment systems. Flow Sciences offers the incorporation of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), further refining the process of presenting personnel and product protection through framed enclosure solutions. The company’s Flow Sciences China division serves as a market leader in mainland China, spearheading the development of solutions throughout Asia. Under its Flow Sciences brand, Flow Sciences offers the best in laboratory containment, and is committed to finding containment solutions that meet your needs.

 

All other product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Flow Sciences.

 

Headquarters: Leland, NC USA:

Flow Sciences, Inc., 2025 Mercantile Drive, Leland, NC 28451;

Tel: 1-800-849-3429, Fax: 1-910-763-1220, Email: information@flowsciences.com,

Web: https://flowsciences.com/

 

Flow Sciences, Inc. Public Relations:

Jonathan Mann 2025 Mercantile Drive, Leland, NC 28451;

Tel: 1-910-332-4846 direct, Email: jmann@flowsciences.com,

Web: https://flowsciences.com


Flow Sciences' Bulk Powder Weighing Enclosures

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Contact: Flow Sciences, Inc.

Tel: (800) 849-3429

Fax: (910) 763-1220

 

 

 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Flow Sciences’ Bulk Powder Weighing Enclosures

LELAND, NC, June 26, 2018 — Weighing powder from a 30-gallon drum? Flow Sciences, Inc. offers Bulk Powder Enclosures that are an effective system for bulk powder applications and large drum loading/unloading. The systems are available in several standard sizes, ranging from 4’ through 8’ exterior width.  A 20” diameter cut-out in the base allows for raising of the powder drum up and into the enclosure. This feature allows for safe weighing without interference stemming from data fluctuation or powder loss.

Bulk Powder Weighing Enclosures are shipped with 3 sizes of rubber membranes which can be cut to adapt to a wide variety of drums. To install, one simply pulls the membrane over the rim of the drum and installs a stainless steel ring to facilitate an air/powder leak-tight seal. Also available is a foot-controlled hydraulic lift (model 6551) which allows for ergonomic lifting of the drum up into the enclosure through the drum cut-out opening.

Results of Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) and Site Acceptance Testing (SAT) have proven that Bulk Powder Weighing enclosures meet the performance requirements to retain containment below 1 microgram per cubic meter (μg/m³).  For more potent powders, a gloved Bulk Powder Hybrid Isolator is also available.

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About Flow Sciences, Inc.

Flow Sciences is the world’s leading developer of containment solutions for research and development laboratories, pilot plants, automation equipment and robotics, manufacturing and production facilities where toxic or noxious potent powders, fluids, or gases require safe handling while weighing, mixing, processing, or manufacturing. Since its start in the 1980s and with the introduction of the Vented Balance Safety Enclosure (VBSE™) in the 1990s, Flow Sciences has gone on to develop a comprehensive line of over 500 enclosures, including industry standards like the Vented Balance Safety Enclosure (VBSE™), the Contained Vented Bulk Powder Enclosure, and innovative laboratory technologies like the FS1501 Nitrogen Controller and the Bag-In/Bag-Out HEPA Filtration System. For its accomplishments, Flow Sciences received an Expert Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce for accomplishments in the global marketplace, the Deloitte and Touche North Carolina Technology Fast 50 Award, the UIBS R&D and Technology Collaboration Award, along with many others. During the 1990s, Flow Sciences pioneered the Vented Balance Safety Enclosure Series (VBSE™) which introduced the first independent fan exhaust system to isolate vibrations for balance accuracy, swiftly becoming the world leader in laboratory safety equipment. Flow Sciences technologies are now used to improve safety and containment in virtually every industrial sector around the globe, from pharmaceutical, food processing, robotics, chemical, forensics, agriculture, academia, infectious diseases, asbestos, tires, biotechnology, batteries, and nanotechnology. Flow Sciences has over 30 years of expertise in the development of containment solutions that deliver superior engineering quality and service at each level of controlled airflow containment systems. Flow Sciences offers the incorporation of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), further refining the process of presenting personnel and product protection through framed enclosure solutions. The company’s Flow Sciences China division serves as a market leader in mainland China, spearheading the development of solutions throughout Asia. Under its Flow Sciences brand, Flow Sciences offers the best in laboratory containment, and is committed to finding containment solutions that meet your needs.

 

All other product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Flow Sciences.

 

Headquarters: Leland, NC USA:

Flow Sciences, Inc., 2025 Mercantile Drive, Leland, NC 28451;

Tel: 1-800-849-3429, Fax: 1-910-763-1220, Email: information@flowsciences.com,

Web: https://flowsciences.com/

 

Flow Sciences, Inc. Public Relations:

Jonathan Mann 2025 Mercantile Drive, Leland, NC 28451;

Tel: 1-910-332-4846 direct, Email: jmann@flowsciences.com,

Web: https://flowsciences.com


Save Energy and Lab Space : Flow Sciences' Local Exhaust Ventilation Hoods

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Contact: Flow Sciences, Inc.

Tel: (800) 849-3429

Fax: (910) 763-1220

 

 

 

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Save Energy and Lab Space: Flow Sciences’ Local Exhaust Ventilation Hoods  

LELAND, NC, July 13, 2018 — Flow Sciences, a leading provider of containment systems for laboratory, pilot plant, and manufacturing is now shipping the LEV III™, an addition to its expanding line of standard enclosures.

This iconic new enclosure series uses a similar to design to their definitive powder containment enclosures and is developed for the removal of vapors from the application and lab. Vapors are pulled to the rear of the enclosure, then up through the plenums to keep laminar flow across the work surface and remove vapors effectively.

The enclosure is lightweight which makes it easily movable as the dynamics of the laboratory space changes. Whether you’re an R&D scientist, a laboratory manager, or a technician, you will benefit from the very best of efficient and effective containment, added energy savings, and the rich dynamic response of these authentic enclosures.

Flow Sciences LEV III™: Ideal for the following applications:

  • Flash Chromatography: Capped solvent storage space on the top of the LEV III™ maximizes laboratory space and simplifies work processes.
  • Rotary Evaporators: The interior height space of the LEV III™ is ideal for most rotary evaporators and increases operational efficiencies.
  • Microwave Digestion: Utility ports and efficient space saving technologies help establish the LEV III™ as the new standard in containment for microwave digestion.
  • Additive Manufacturing: This burgeoning industry now has the ideal source of containment, the LEV III™.
  • Oven Processes: Dry sensitive and toxic applications with ease.

Flow Sciences LEV III™ features:

  • Saves Energy and Lab Space by moving process applications out of fume hoods
  • Dished Phenolic Base
  • FS1650 Face Velocity Alarm
  • Portable Design
  • Clear Acrylic or Glass Walls
  • Turbulence Eliminating Front Airfoil
  • Dual Side Hinged Access Doors for easy sample loading and unloading
  • Hinged Front Sash for ease of operator interaction with equipment

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About Flow Sciences, Inc.

Flow Sciences is the world’s leading developer of containment solutions for research and development laboratories, pilot plants, automation equipment and robotics, manufacturing and production facilities where toxic or noxious potent powders, fluids, or gases require safe handling while weighing, mixing, processing, or manufacturing. Since its start in the 1980s and with the introduction of the Vented Balance Safety Enclosure (VBSE™) in the 1990s, Flow Sciences has gone on to develop a comprehensive line of over 500 enclosures, including industry standards like the Vented Balance Safety Enclosure (VBSE™), the Contained Vented Bulk Powder Enclosure, and innovative laboratory technologies like the FS1501 Nitrogen Controller and the Bag-In/Bag-Out HEPA Filtration System. For its accomplishments, Flow Sciences received an Expert Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce for accomplishments in the global marketplace, the Deloitte and Touche North Carolina Technology Fast 50 Award, the UIBS R&D and Technology Collaboration Award, along with many others. During the 1990s, Flow Sciences pioneered the Vented Balance Safety Enclosure Series (VBSE™) which introduced the first independent fan exhaust system to isolate vibrations for balance accuracy, swiftly becoming the world leader in laboratory safety equipment. Flow Sciences technologies are now used to improve safety and containment in virtually every industrial sector around the globe, from pharmaceutical, food processing, robotics, chemical, forensics, agriculture, academia, infectious diseases, asbestos, tires, biotechnology, batteries, and nanotechnology. Flow Sciences has over 30 years of expertise in the development of containment solutions that deliver superior engineering quality and service at each level of controlled airflow containment systems. Flow Sciences offers the incorporation of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), further refining the process of presenting personnel and product protection through framed enclosure solutions. The company’s Flow Sciences China division serves as a market leader in mainland China, spearheading the development of solutions throughout Asia. Under its Flow Sciences brand, Flow Sciences offers the best in laboratory containment, and is committed to finding containment solutions that meet your needs.

 

All other product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Flow Sciences.

 

Headquarters: Leland, NC USA:

Flow Sciences, Inc., 2025 Mercantile Drive, Leland, NC 28451;

Tel: 1-800-849-3429, Fax: 1-910-763-1220, Email: information@flowsciences.com,

Web: https://flowsciences.com/

 

Flow Sciences, Inc. Public Relations:

Jonathan Mann 2025 Mercantile Drive, Leland, NC 28451;

Tel: 1-910-332-4846 direct, Email: jmann@flowsciences.com,

Web: https://flowsciences.com


Isolator Containment Levels for a Fraction of the Cost

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Contact: Flow Sciences, Inc.

Tel: (800) 849-3429

Fax: (910) 763-1220

 

 

 

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Flow Sciences’ Hybrid Isolator Contains to Less Than 50 ng/mwith Bulk Powders 

LELAND, NC, June 26, 2018 — Flow Sciences, a leading provider of containment systems for laboratory, pilot plant, and manufacturing facilities, now offers a Bulk Powder Hybrid Isolator glovebox that is proven by third-party acceptance testing to facilitate an interior concentration of less than 50 nanograms per cubic meter (50 ng/m3).

 

The system maintains all of the engineering controls of the standard Hybrid Isolator, but is now designed to include a 20” cutout and a membrane set which can accommodate 3 bulk powder drum diameter sizes. The membrane set also prevents powder from spilling over the lip of the drum during pouring operations. In addition, it can be shipped with a hydraulic lifting jack which allows the customer to lift a drum through the base of the enclosure into its interior to work with the bulk powders in a contained environment.

Flow Sciences’ consultation process breeds innovative solutions, which drives the evolution of our standard products. This adaption of our Hybrid Isolator Series is a perfect example of who we are as a company. Every interaction with end users and engineers adds to our growing enclosure repertoire, which continues our corporate vision of providing the best containment solution for numerous applications. Using our TaskMatch application search tool, we combine today’s consumer-oriented market with our own expert consultation to create a product of optimal performance.

In the constantly connected landscape of today, the ever increasing toxicity of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) presents the ever increasing need for personnel and/or product protection. At Flow Sciences, we consistently strive to ensure the safety of the whole process by engineering and manufacturing optimal enclosure. Flow Sciences creates engineering controls for hazards that cannot be eliminated or substituted.

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About Flow Sciences, Inc.

Flow Sciences is the world’s leading developer of containment solutions for research and development laboratories, pilot plants, automation equipment and robotics, manufacturing and production facilities where toxic or noxious potent powders, fluids, or gases require safe handling while weighing, mixing, processing, or manufacturing. Since its start in the 1980s and with the introduction of the Vented Balance Safety Enclosure (VBSE™) in the 1990s, Flow Sciences has gone on to develop a comprehensive line of over 500 enclosures, including industry standards like the Vented Balance Safety Enclosure (VBSE™), the Contained Vented Bulk Powder Enclosure, and innovative laboratory technologies like the FS1501 Nitrogen Controller and the Bag-In/Bag-Out HEPA Filtration System. For its accomplishments, Flow Sciences received an Expert Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce for accomplishments in the global marketplace, the Deloitte and Touche North Carolina Technology Fast 50 Award, the UIBS R&D and Technology Collaboration Award, along with many others. During the 1990s, Flow Sciences pioneered the Vented Balance Safety Enclosure Series (VBSE™) which introduced the first independent fan exhaust system to isolate vibrations for balance accuracy, swiftly becoming the world leader in laboratory safety equipment. Flow Sciences technologies are now used to improve safety and containment in virtually every industrial sector around the globe, from pharmaceutical, food processing, robotics, chemical, forensics, agriculture, academia, infectious diseases, asbestos, tires, biotechnology, batteries, and nanotechnology. Flow Sciences has over 30 years of expertise in the development of containment solutions that deliver superior engineering quality and service at each level of controlled airflow containment systems. Flow Sciences offers the incorporation of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), further refining the process of presenting personnel and product protection through framed enclosure solutions. The company’s Flow Sciences China division serves as a market leader in mainland China, spearheading the development of solutions throughout Asia. Under its Flow Sciences brand, Flow Sciences offers the best in laboratory containment, and is committed to finding containment solutions that meet your needs.

 

All other product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Flow Sciences.

 

Headquarters: Leland, NC USA:

Flow Sciences, Inc., 2025 Mercantile Drive, Leland, NC 28451;

Tel: 1-800-849-3429, Fax: 1-910-763-1220, Email: information@flowsciences.com,

Web: https://flowsciences.com/

 

Flow Sciences, Inc. Public Relations:

Jonathan Mann 2025 Mercantile Drive, Leland, NC 28451;

Tel: 1-910-332-4846 direct, Email: jmann@flowsciences.com,

Web: https://flowsciences.com


Nitrogenema Glove Box

New Glove Box Controls
Relative Humidity or Oxygen Levels

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The NEW Nitrogenema™ Series of Glove Boxes from Flow Sciences, Inc. allow the user to purge Relative Humidity or Oxygen Levels down to ~2%.

These enclosures are capable of protecting the process by nearly eliminating moisture or oxygen with the flow of inert gas.

Safety of operator and process is accomplished with HEPA filtration, a one way check valve, and the ability to connect to a house exhaust system.

The Flow Sciences design uses AGS guidelines. The glove box is designed with a 28” depth and comfortable 10” oval glove ports which allow for minimized technician arm, wrist, and shoulder fatigue while maintaining a controlled environment.

The Nitrogen Metering System (FS1501) is designed to conserve nitrogen. It features trending graphs that display RH%, O2, and temperature. There are two adjustable flow rates one for high flow purge and the other for low flow to maintain. The nitrogen saving auto shut off activates when the set point of RH% or O2 is reached. Audio and visual alarms trigger when outside the set point range.

These Nitrogen Purge Glove Boxes are available in 3′ and 4′ widths and two exhaust options.

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Flow Sciences, Inc. 
2025 Mercantile Drive
Leland, NC 28451 USA

email: info@FlowSciences.com
Website: www.FlowSciences.com
Telephone: 1-800-849-3429 or 1-910-763-1717