Pneumatic Scale Angelus' CARR® Centritech brand is a global leader in the design and manufacture of centrifugal separation systems used in drug discovery and manufacturing. CARR Centritech serves the Biotechnology industry with innovative and enabling solutions for applications ranging from cell and gene therapy to antibody therapeutics and traditional human and animal vaccines.
Traditional Stainless Steel SIP/CIP Systems
The CARR Powerfuge® and Viafuge® Separation Systems, with separating forces up 20,000 x G, are offered with automatic CIP and SIP to allow for a complete aseptic processing. Optional hazardous duty (Class 1, Div 1) configurations are available.
The CARR UniFuge® Separation System meets a significant unmet manufacturing need in the biotech industry as a single-use process centrifuge that eliminates the need for expensive cleaning and sterilization and virtually eliminates the possibility of contamination.
The UniFuge system uses a patented single-use disposable module that allows for easier physical handling and a smaller footprint than competitive filtration systems. Along with the UFMini® and the U2k,® the UniFuge family of single-use separation systems offers a fully-scalable solution that allows you to transition seamlessly from benchtop process development to commercial manufacturing with the same low shear execution, delivering the high cell viability and yield your sensitive applications demand.
Our Centritech Cell Separation System were the first single-use centrifuge systems, and were developed for perfusion cell culture processes and cell banking applications as an alternative to costly filtration and adherent cell culture methodologies. These early innovations formed the foundations of our expertise in low shear/high yield cell handling.
CARR Centritech was founded in 1993 by Robert “Bret” Carr and his father Bob Carr in Medfield, MA as CARR Separations. Together, they introduced the Powerfuge Separation System, the first high speed, solid bowl centrifuge with automatic solids discharge and True-clean® CIP capabilities. Through the 1990’s, CARR Separation established itself as an industry innovator and a world class supplier of liquid-solid separation to the Life Sciences and Specialty Chemical markets.
After a period of explosive growth, in 2000, CARR Separations was acquired by Kendro Laboratories Products LLC. The Powerfuge and Viafuge Separation Systems were combined with Centritech Separation Systems to form the Kendro Bioprocess division. The Centritech Separation System, the first single-use centrifuge developed for cell culture, was developed in Sweden.
In 2004, Pneumatic Scale Angelus acquired CARR Centritech Separation Systems, relocating all functions to Clearwater, Florida. In 2009 PSA introduced the CARR UniFuge® Single-use Separation System, the first single-use centrifugal separation system developed for the emerging single-use cell culture market.
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