Transfer of aseptic or toxic products
To support the basic principle of injectable drug production using isolation or barrier technology – separating the process from the environment – there is a need to transfer materials around the facility as well as in to and out from the filling line without breaking containment and sterility. This may be done to protect the process from the environment (e.g. aseptic production), or to protect the environment from the process (e.g. handling of toxic materials).
The DPTE® transfer system enables the user to introduce material into, or to extract material from a closed barrier, or to connect two devices with identical environments (e.g. isolators) without affecting their ambient characteristics. The DPTE® system is based on the interaction of two separate units – "Alpha" and "Beta" – each fitted with a door, a lock and a sealing function. The Alpha unit is mounted on a support (e.g. an isolator surface), while the Beta unit is movable and seals off a container, a transfer isolator or any other suitable device.