I’m thinking of purchasing a CIP unit for use in cleaning my bioreactors. How do I determine whether the CIP system unit is suitable to meet my cleaning needs?

A proper assessment needs to be performed on your equipment to assure that variables of temperature, velocity/pressure, chemical concentration, and exposure time are precisely delivered to all areas effectively for your equipment. (It should be noted that some older style bioreactors may not be suitable for cleaning, and manual cleaning may be the best option.) The CIP System is sized to provide the appropriate amount of flow and pressure to thoroughly remove product residue from all areas in your equipment. The assessment will also determine whether the system can be automated.

Automation of the cleaning process ensures repeatability, allows validation, and minimizes downtime. The addition of automation to the cleaning cycle, in effect, converts batch processes to a continuous operation of production cycles and cleaning cycles.

CIP Systems for use in biopharmaceutical are custom designed and manufactured and then fully integrated, to ensure efficient, automatic cleaning of your process lines, tanks and vessels.