GEA Introduces Single-Use Disc Stack Separator kytero® for Cell Harvesting at Achema Pulse

A world leader in centrifuge technology, GEA, is now entering the single-use separator market. Preceded by a rigorous development and testing process, the result combines the outstanding performance of larger GEA stainless steel pharma centrifuges with the features and benefits that single-use separation provides. This type of equipment is in high demand among biopharmaceutical manufacturers worldwide.

The new single-use GEA kytero® Separator is designed for harvesting fermentation broths and cell cultures and comes equipped with proven GEA Westfalia Separator disc stack technology for maximum yield, high separation efficiency and gentle product handling.

GEA kytero® integrates a world-new low noise centrifuge technology – the GEA breezedrive ®. The robust and reliable single-use separator reduces the amount of production space required thanks to its small footprint. Likewise, it can be used without buffer addition and substantially reduces filtration requirements.

Every aspect of the GEA kytero® is user-friendly and easy to handle. Any product contact part, such as cartridges or pathways, are replaced after each use. This prevents cross-contamination and guarantees contained cell harvesting. The design of the aseptic connector system means exchanging single-use components is quick and very easy to do.

The small footprint of the single-use GEA Separator kytero® makes it highly mobile and minimizes the need for expensive storage or production space. By eliminating the need for CIP and SIP, costs for chemicals and water, as well as a water for injection (WFI) system, are also negated. Additionally, the energy and effort required for cleaning and sterilizing is reduced.

GEA kytero® will become available as of September 2021. Audience at ACHEMA PULSE are invited to find out more about the single-use GEA kytero® Separator.

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GEA is one of the world’s largest systems suppliers for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. The international industrial technology group specializes in machinery and plants as well as advanced process technology, components and comprehensive services. With more than 18,000 employees, the group generated revenue of more than EUR 4.6 billion in fiscal year 2020. A major focus is on continuously enhancing the sustainability and efficiency of customers’ production processes. GEA plants, processes and components help achieve significant reductions in carbon emissions, plastic use and food waste in production worldwide. In this way, GEA makes a decisive contribution toward a sustainable future, fully in line with its corporate philosophy of “engineering for a better world.”