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Allegro 3D Biocontainers Available from Pall Life Sciences -- High Clarity, Gas Impermeable to Protect Products During Single-Use Biotech, Pharmaceutical Processes

Pall Allegro™ 3D biocontainers from Pall Life Sciences are available worldwide. Specifically designed to enhance the performance of the company’s single-use systems for large-scale biotechnology and pharmaceutical manufacturing applications.

East Hills, NY, December 10, 2008 --( A new line of Allegro™ 3D biocontainers from Pall Life Sciences now is available worldwide. Unveiled earlier this year at INTERPHEX 2008, Pall Allegro 3D biocontainers are specifically designed to enhance the performance of the company’s single-use systems for large-scale biotechnology and pharmaceutical manufacturing applications. Pall Life Sciences is a business unit of Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL).

Pall Allegro 3D biocontainers were developed for upstream production and downstream purification applications in the production of biotherapeutic molecules from small clinical batches to high-volume commercial processes that require reliability and flexibility. They are made from a proprietary polymeric film designed to meet critical performance requirements associated with biotechnology and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. These applications include cell culture media preparation and storage, buffer preparation and storage, product and cell harvesting, intermediate product storage and bulk product storage prior to filling.

"Single-use disposable technology is a proven alternative solution for the biotech and biopharm industries, offering several significant advantages over standard reusable stainless steel systems," said Helene Pora, Ph.D., senior director of single-use systems, Pall Life Sciences. "Single-use systems provide a greater assurance of sterility and purity by reducing microbial and cross contamination risks. They also reduce capital investment costs for facilities and equipment, costs associated with cleaning and cleaning validation, and they reduce lead times to help get drug products to market faster. In applications that process hazardous materials, such as cytotoxic drugs and potent biological materials, closed disposable systems offer additional protection by isolating operators from potential dangers."

Available in 100, 200 and 500 liter sizes, Pall Allegro 3D biocontainers enable rapid and easy scale-up during installation. They maximize product recovery within high-volume processes.

Allegro 3D biocontainers include a sampling port plus two inlet top ports for filling and process monitoring. These configurable inlet ports accommodate a wide range of flow rates. Improved labeling includes part/batch numbers plus an area for product batch information that permits optimum tracking and traceability.

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