Pharmagraph Launches Portable Microbial Air Sampler

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Pharmagraph Launches Portable Microbial Air Sampler

Building on the success of their iVAS range of intelligent active air samplers, Pharmagraph has launched a new portable model, the iVAS Roam.

Harnessing over 20 years of experience in the environmental monitoring sector and further developing the technology utilised for the original model, the iVAS Roam delivers assured sampling performance that is EN 17141:2020 compliant.

With an innovative design and user-friendly graphical interface, the iVAS Roam is a feature rich, intuitive portable microbial air sampler.

The iVAS 316 stainless steel sieve head has been designed to maximise physical and biological efficiency. Giving a D50 value of 1.13µm @ 100 litres per minute and meeting with EU-GMP Annex 1, EN17141:2020 and USP 797 compliance requirements. The inbuilt flow meter allows flow rates of either 100L/min or 50 L/min to be configured on a single unit, with continuous or intermittent sampling modes available to the user.

With ultimate compliance in mind, the iVAS Roam incorporates innovative user plate tracking technology with an integral barcode reader, this captures key sample data without user input, creating end-to-end data integrity of sample records. Additionally, the RFID model includes two RFID readers that capture operator ID and unit location, recording the information in the sample record.

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Simple sampling setup is enabled from predefined recipes and tours, with an option to program a delayed sample start time if required. The innovative ‘Tours’ feature guides the user seamlessly through a predefined sequence of sample locations and areas, guaranteeing that every critical area is monitored systematically. Thus, enhancing the thoroughness and reliability of environmental data collection.

The ergonomic integrated handle design, secure retaining mechanism for the sieve head and careful consideration of overall unit weight, enables easy transportation of the iVAS Roam between sampling locations.

The iVAS Roam can either integrate directly with Pharmagraph’s enVigil FMS software or operate as a standalone unit, managing set up and sampling records with the companion iVAS Roam Manager App. Features include the ability to deploy a single site configuration to multiple units, a comprehensive audit trail, real-time data synchronization and advanced reporting tools.

Tom McCollin, Pharmagraph’s Technical Director of Engineering, said, “The iVAS Roam is a testament to the hard work and excellent collaboration of the R&D team at Pharmagraph over the last few years. Traceability and data integrity are at the heart of the iVAS Roam design, I hope that is evident with the range of features that this new product offers to the user.”

Speaking about the market opportunity that the iVAS Roam represents, Guy Turner, Pharmagraph’s Commercial Director commented, “The launch of the iVAS Roam builds on our existing hardware range, expanding our market reach into the portable air sampling space and adding another cleanroom activity to our service offering. We are pleased to bring a product to market that brings data integrity and compliance to portable viable monitoring, as we know this is an area of concern for our existing customers.”

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