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International Filtration News provides ongoing coverage of filtration technology for life sciences applications. Visit filtnews.com regularly to stay on top of the latest insights, issues and innovations in filtration for life sciences.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Recommended wearing time of protective masks – researchers make better predictions possible with simulations

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As coronavirus surges, filtration questions arise

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Multi-cycle single-use filter optimizes biopharma processes

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Facemask Wear Time - Fraunhofer ITWM

With the coronavirus COVID-19 spreading worldwide, International Filtration News is tracking stories relevant to the filtration industry. Filtration media for facemasks and respirators are at the forefront of the COVID-19 response effort, and meeting the demand for these types of filter media is proving to be a challenge. As manufacturers of filter media and others …

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People wearing face masks, walking along busy thoroughfare

There is extraordinary confusion about the basic issues that will shape the market for face masks and filters relative to the coronavirus pandemic. This applies to fundamental questions, such as does a medical mask provide protection for the wearer? Will the virus travel through the air and ductwork? How long will the virus remain viable? …

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Single use filter operation

In the biopharmaceutical industry, stainless steel equipment has always been a staple for processing various biologics.  Procedures for cleaning and sterilizing stainless steel equipment are validated and have been considered a standard within the industry. Commercial scale manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals still continues to adopt stainless steel equipment over single-use (SU) technology, mainly due to economies …

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electric-powered vehicle parking

As preparation for FiltXPO 2020 is underway, INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has brought together a panel of experts in air and liquid filtration to discuss critical issues and emerging opportunities. The following summarizes key takeaways from a series of conversations with some of the leading minds in the filtration industry. What’s Happening? …

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blood plasma

Plasma is the component of blood which contains the proteins that make blood clot. The UK’s National Health Service Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has embarked on a three-year project in collaboration with the Nonwovens Innovation and Research Institute (NIRI) and Macopharma, a supplier of blood packs and associated filters, to produce a ‘universal’ plasma filtration …

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