A multinational corporation from Great Britain has entrusted L.B. Bohle with a very special task: construction of a containment coater for research and development.
“We have always built coaters for containment applications for the production scale,” says Executive Director Thorsten Wesselmann. “This is why we now had to develop a new solution for R&D“, he says.
Standard BFC 5 as a basis
The Laboratory Coater BFC 5, which is currently used successfully in product development and for small batches, served as the basis machine for the project. In a second step, we configured the BFC as a high containment coater. A particular challenge was the installation of the entire technology in the smaller system.
“We adopted some elements from projects and systems, among other things, the door from the BFC 50 as well as the sampling with inflatable seals from other successful projects,” states Thorsten Wesselmann.
Protection and comfortable handling
“The industry’s requirements concerning containment are increasing at a rapid pace due to highly potent active ingredients “, he explains. “Apart from comprehensive safety aspects for the environment and operators, we at L.B. Bohle attach special importance to comfortable handling.” Therefore, sampling can be performed easily at the front door of the coater.
The BFC 5 Containment Coater is designed for OEB level 4 and is used by the customer for product development as well as for the manufacture of products for clinical trials.