MicroCNX™ Series Connectors from CPC, the world’s leading manufacturer of single-use connectors and manufacturer of AseptiQuik® Connectorshave been recognized as one of the world’s top innovations in biopharmaceutical treatment through the Medicine Maker Innovation Awards.

Introduced in September 2021, the new ultra-compact sterile connectors provide biopharmaceutical manufacturers with a much-needed alternative to tube welding for their low-volume, closed aseptic processes. They are the industry’s first aseptic connectors designed to provide a simple and efficient method of connecting tubing in small form-factor assemblies.

The Medicine Maker Innovation Awards honor “the highest impact pharmaceutical development and manufacturing technologies released in 2021”. MicroCNX (pronounced “micro connects”) connectors were among 17 recipients from around the world for this honor.

“We are honored that the industry sees MicroCNX connectors as a key innovation for bioprocessing, cell therapy and gene therapy workflows,” said Troy Ostreng, senior product manager for CPC’s biopharmaceutical business. “We knew there was a need for an alternative to tube welding to make sterile closed connections of very small diameter tubes. This need was validated with strong interest in the MicroCNX solution and recognition of its contributions.

MicroCNX connectors are designed specifically for low volume processes involving widely used 1/16″ (1.6mm), 3/32″ (2.4mm), and 1/8″ (3.2mm) tubing These include sampling, seed train expansion and the cell culture process involving shake flasks and rocking tables Tests indicate that achieving a sterile connection with the new connector is up to four times faster than an operator using a tube welder.1

MicroCNX connectors require minimal training and three simple steps to establish a connection. In contrast, tube welding involves a dozen or more steps, with challenges for the operator including maneuvering the tube welder into position, managing equipment maintenance, and the need to a precise technique to create a successful weld. With MicroCNX solutions, there is no risk of faulty welds, welder breakdowns or production delays due to welding equipment downtime.

For more information on the MicroCNX series connectors and the comparison between tube welding and aseptic connectors, visit cpcworldwide.com/micro.

About CPC Biopharma

CPC (Colder Products Company) is a global leader in single-use connector technology, offering a wide variety of connectors for biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Innovative and flexible designs easily combine multiple components and systems including process vessels, tubing, transfer lines, bioreactors and other bioprocess equipment. Rugged, single-use connectors maintain media sterility and integrity while improving production yields, reducing time to market and reducing costs. The company’s famous AseptiQuik® The connectors provide quick and easy sterile connections, even in non-sterile environments. Learn more about our entire portfolio at cpcworldwide.com/bio. Connect with confidence with CPC, an operating company within Dover Corporation.

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