Waste Treatment System with the Integrated Sterilizer and Shredder (ISS)
The use of disposables in the biomanufacturing industry is growing rapidly, providing efficiency in GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and generating further challenges in the disposal of biological infectious single-use equipment under the scope of eliminating any risks of cross-contamination.
Celitron offers custom-made solution for biological infectious waste disposal in vaccine production with completely automated process cycles.
Vaccine producers are an essential part in the battle against viral outbreaks and bacterial infections. These facilities are helping to prevent, treat and cure severe diseases. During their process of production, they require clean environment, therefore the common goal is to minimize the risk of cross-contamination throughout their workflow.
There are strict rules and regulations related to handling biohazardous waste. This requires not only proper attention from the employees in the biopharmaceutical production, but a complete system which gives effective, immediate and prompt solution for the biohazardous waste disposal.
In institutions and manufacturing sites, where large amount of live viruses and bacteria are in use, the correct management and handling of hazardous waste is essential, as failure to comply generates risk for health and safety. Improper disposal of such mass quantities of biohazardous waste can be even a bigger threat to people and to the environment.
In biomanufacturing laboratories, special treatment is needed before the disposal of biological infectious waste, such as cell culture bottles, petri dishes, specimen containers, cryoware and labware, outdated vaccines, etc.
With Celitron’s tailor-made system for handling hazardous waste on-site, vaccine producers can secure their GMP and have the advantage of an effective and eco-friendly solution to convert the waste to sterile, non-hazardous, communal waste, that is ready for recycling, without the risk of cross-contamination.
The system is designed for on-site conversion of biological infectious disposables like vaccines, human insulin, serums, plasma fractions and cell cultures and uses only steam as the sterilizing agent.
Automated system cleaning – sterilizing the whole system by steam (SIP – Sterilization in Place)
Due to direct connections to clean rooms (where the waste is generated) through airlock system, there is no need for a designated storage area for the biological infectious disposables, as it can be disposed of immediately, without the risk of cross-contamination.
Easy to use; the operator can start the treatment process from the clean room and the complete process runs automatically from the loading to the unloading.
The contaminated disposables are automatically transported through the sliding system first into the compactor and then into the Integrated Sterilizer and Shredder (ISS) for treating and rendering the waste.
The Integrated Sterilizer and Shredder is available in several models with capacities ranging from 25 up to 1200 liters for different application and waste. With the ISS, waste sterilization up to 8log10 sterility assurance level (SAL) can be achieved.
After treatment, the waste is sterile, rendered, fragmented, non-toxic, largely solid and can be disposed as regular municipal waste. By shredding the waste within a pressurized vessel, the volume of the waste is reduced to as little as 1/10th of its original volume, giving further opportunity for recycling.
The treated waste is automatically unloaded into any standard waste container.
All elements, sterilization cycles and parameters are customized according to the specific waste generated at site and to the compulsory requirements provided by the vaccine manufacturer in order to secure reliable, simple and safe operation.
Celitron’s fully automatic, closed system complies with life science laboratory standards (B Class), minimizes the risk of cross-contamination, shortens waste handling process and reduces associated costs.