Planova Virus Filtration Controller

A small form-factor, automated stainless steel dead-end filtration unit for Planova and Planova BioEX filters.

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De-risk Your Clinical and Commercial Scale Virus Filtration

The Planova VFC includes several risk-mitigating features and design elements to ensure that your high-value biotherapeutic is safely, reproducibly and reliably filtered batch after batch. Transfer seamlessly between product and buffer chase.

Modest Size, Bold Functionality

The Planova VFC is the most compact, fully automated virus filtration system on the market. With a footprint of a modest 660 mm x 1219 mm (26 in. x 48 in.), the Planova VFC can be installed in almost any downstream processing area. By incorporating the capability to perform integrity testing, the Planova VFC permits simplified implementation of Planova filters in your process.

Steps performed on the VFC:

  • Pre-use visual leakage test
  • Pre-use flush
  • Product filtration
  • Product recovery flush
  • Post-use visual leakage test
  • CIP

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Automation For Today

Our robust Planova VFC automation platform permits intuitive configuration of all virus filtration process steps. Barcode scanning allows error-free filter identification.

Other features include:

  • Recipe generation and storage
  • Live and historical trending of all analog signals
  • Alarming
  • Audit trail
  • Electronic signature option
  • Batch report generation
  • Data export

Utility For Tomorrow

The Planova VFC is engineered to accommodate manufacturing scale Planova and Planova BioEX virus removal filters and the flexible use of pressurized feed vessels and single-use bags. For batch sizes as small as 20 L and as large as 1000 L, the VFC helps you run your virus removal step in a safe and efficient manner, today and in the future.

VFC diagram

Integrated integrity testing to save time

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Operating Ranges

Filter Type Number Effective Surface Area
Planova 15N 1 1.0 m2
Planova 15N 1 4.0 m2
Planova 20N 1 1.0 m2
Planova 20N 1 4.0 m2
Planova BioEX 1 1.0 m2
Planova BioEX 1 4.0 m2

Product Options

Catalog No. Product Description
VFC008 Planova Virus Filtration Controller, SS
VFC009 Spare parts kit (wear parts) for VFC
20055-0010 Filter holder for 1.0 m2 Planova filter
VFC310 Hose kit for 1.0 m2 Planova filter
VFC340 Hose kit for 4.0 m2 Planova filter
VFC510 Optional pre-filter, 10 in. Code 7 housing
VFC402 Optional conductivity monitoring
SRV302 GMP system documentation package
VFC705 50 L pressurized tank with accessories
VFC710 100 L pressurized tank with accessories
VFC720 200 L pressurized tank with accessories
VFC112 VFC IQ/OQ package

Note: This product may be subject to export control