Alfa Laval Launches Biopharm Portal


Oct 15, 2009

Alfa Laval, a supplier of separation systems and the Tri-Clover and Toftejorg brands, is sharing equipment insights with the biopharm (biotech and pharmaceutical) industry. At the company’s biopharm portal,, visitors can gain a better understanding of the good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and the concepts they build upon, which can help in avoiding the pitfalls of biopharm equipment selection.

“Becoming familiar with the ideas behind the GMPs is one of the best ways for a biopharm company to save both time and money,” says Per-Åke Ohlsson, head of Alfa Laval’s Market Unit Pharma Equipment. “Although the GMPs are not specific answers to specific problems, they do contain general principles that lead to optimal solutions if understood and applied correctly.”

Ohlsson, one of the key contributors to Alfa Laval’s new biopharm portal, has a long background in the pharmaceutical industry and has held many lectures on GMP-related issues and equipment selection. On the Web site, he and his team have focused on the key areas of performance, documentation and hygiene, explaining how even small differences in the design or manufacture of equipment can have far-reaching consequences for validation and subsequent biopharm production.

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