The production of active pharmaceutical ingredients and performance chemicals requires effective containment to ensure operator safety and product integrity. Aurora® Filters, located in Toronto, Canada, designs and fabricates a line of Nutsche style filters for the pilot scale production of active pharmaceutical ingredients. These filters are designed primarily for the applied research, development, and pilot scale operations within the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Aurora Filters combine a glove box with a single filter plate driven by vacuum or 1bar pressure under an inert gas blanket to ensure operator safety and product integrity. This allows Chemists and Operators the ability to watch the process during the Filtration and Drying step of product isolation, while maintaining safe containment.
The Aurora Filters is essentially a Nutsche-type filter with an upper chamber that acts as a glove box with a temperature controlled jacket zone and product chute outlet and a bottom chamber is the filtrate reservoir. The upper and lower chamber is separated by the filter plate which supports the filter media. The entire filtration operation is contained in an inert environment.
While each Aurora Filters is custom fabricated for each customer, the core engineering behind each Aurora Filters is sound. Some common features that go into each Aurora Filters: