CONTAINMENT EQUIPMENT FOR HEALTH CARE AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES

BIOCONTAINMENT UNITS

As experts in the manufacturing of flexible isolators, containments, and radiation shields, Lancs produces a range of biocontainment units and protective products for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic/skincare, biological, laboratory, and hospital/health care sectors.

All of our products are custom made. We work directly with our customers to manufacture high-quality containment products that best adapt to their requirements in terms of materials, design, dimensions, utility, interaction with the user, etc.

Wherever airborne particles and contamination are a threat or obstacle, our products minimize worker exposure to harmful airborne APIs, mitigate the risk of product cross-contamination, and reduce product waste at every stage of the pharma/biomanufacturing process.

Since our products are made out of safe, non-toxic materials, they are an excellent solution to transport virus-infected patients while keeping the chances of any physical contact or virus spread as low as possible.

The most common types of plastics utilized to manufacture our containment products are: Translucent Clear Non-Static Polyether Polyurethane and Translucent Yellow Polyester Polyurethane.

HOW ARE OUR CONTAINMENTS USED?

  • Bulk drug manufacturing
  • Drug preparation
  • Equipment enclosures
  • Laboratory scale materials storage and handling
  • Laboratory waste handling
  • Pilot plant scale-up
  • Quality control laboratory sample splitting
  • Tablet machinery enclosures
  • Infectious disease containment (tents)

See Our Products

Glovebag Containments

Glove bags are flexible containments that enclose a contaminated item or form a small work area to confine the spread of contamination. Glove bag containments allow work to be performed on potentially contaminated items by personnel wearing a minimum of protective clothing.

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Containment Tents

Serving as a barrier between work surfaces and clean areas, containment tents and covers are used to create a controlled environment to reduce overall exposure levels during work, and to minimize the scope and complexity of subsequent cleanup operations.

Protective Clothing

Lancs Industries has manufactured a full line of anti-contamination and protective clothing since 1974. All clothing items with zipped or Velcro closures are designed with over flaps to protect from inadvertent opening.

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CASE STUDIES

The production of compressed tablets or pills used for the dispensing of medication, particularly high potency formulations, can be hazardous to personnel involved in this process without the use of proper containment for the tablet and related production equipment. These formulations can cause rashes and itchiness on the skin, or have more serious impacts. Lancs has designed and manufactured flexible covers for different machines including dryers, blenders, granulators, and tablet presses. These containments are specifically designed to be comfortable to the user by keeping the range of motion as open as possible while not permitting any direct contact with the product. These containments also protect the product from contamination.

Lancs manufactures containment tents used as overflow space capacity for hospitals and laboratories to temporarily treat patients. These tents are custom produced, and built to any size or configuration. They can also be produced with positive or negative air supply and ventilation.

We also produce disease containment transportation units, and custom mobile laboratories. The containment transportation units are designed to fit and transport both adults and children. Based on the customers’ requirements, they can be constructed with gloves, filter ports, air filtration, equipment pockets, backboard pockets, and lighting systems.

In the skin care industry, product ingredients must maintain their integrity, composition, and quality throughout the product’s lifetime. Thus, avoiding oxidation of key ingredients was a major challenge for our customer, a manufacturer of cleansers, serums, and moisturizers. To solve this problem Lancs designed and created a containment unit that allowed the bottling process to be completely oxygen and UV free.

Laboratories are the most likely places where bacteria, viruses and microorganisms are studied in controlled environments. As sampling and experiments need to be carried out in confined spaces, our custom containments provide labs this opportunity. While hard-wall aseptic isolators and containment gloveboxes are more permanent, soft sided containment units are a cost effective, disposable, and transportable alternative.

Product Benefits:

Complete Isolation:  Our containment units provide complete isolation keeping people from contact with harmful products. The bags create a closed, sealed compartment for experiments in order to protect one's hands, arms, respiratory system, vision etc.

Superior Purity and Aseptic Conditions:  Many experiments and even production procedures require aseptic and even sterile environments. These bags and supplies can be gamma irradiated and custom packaged for tight controls of bioburdens.

Cost-effective:  Since the containments require very little or no maintenance, they are a cost-effective solution. Consider the following factors:

  • They range from 1/5 to 1/100th of the cost of a rigid, hard-wall containment or isolation system.
  • These units require a smaller workspace footprint, freeing up space for other needs
  • The units are portable and can be used to transport experiments and samples from lab to lab. They can easily be designed and deployed for field research outdoors or in vehicles.

Portable:  These mobile units are lightweight and portable. The containments can be easily stored, and transported to locations to carry out experiments or transport contaminated samples and even infected patients.

Filtration and Containment to Maintain Purity and Safety:  Our bags can contain hazardous materials, micro-organisms, viruses, bacteria, etc. They can be fitted with high airflow and recirculation to filter and prevent microorganisms from entering or exiting the containment.

In addition, Lancs in collaboration with a laboratory has designed and manufactured vial shields. These shields are made out of a silicon-metal mixture providing the radiation attenuation required by the laboratory to protect their lab scientists as they work with hazardous substances. 

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