Press Release

May 29, 2019 — For Immediate Release

BPOG Extractables Testing of AdvantaPure®'s Key Silicone and TPE Tubing Products is Complete
Test Results Help Drug Manufacturers Compare Tubing

BPOG tested productsSouthampton, PA — BPOG testing has been completed on AdvantaPure's primary product lines. The full BPOG (BioPhorum Operations Group) standardized extractables test protocol, involving six extraction solvents, tested to four different exposure times – 30 minutes, 7 days, 21 days and 70 days – and involving several analytical techniques, was performed by a fully-accredited, independent test lab.

"Some tubing manufacturers aren't testing to the full 70 day time period," noted Gregg Donovan, AdvantaPure’s Product Manager. "But many of our customers wanted complete testing, not a truncated and extrapolated version. We made the commitment and investment for full testing to satisfy our customers' needs."

Donovan added, "It’s important because, ultimately, lives are at risk."

Tested AdvantaPure products include:

Full BPOG testing on another silicone product, AdvantaSil APSPG pump grade tubing, is underway, and final reports are expected within the next several weeks. Testing and comprehensive reporting typically involves several months.

AdvantaPure products have undergone additional physical, chemical, and biological testing and meet standards for USP Class VI, FDA CFR 177.2600, ISO 10993, European Pharmacopoeia 3.1.9 and NSF (National Sanitation Foundation). The products are also certified free of animal-derived components.

End users and integrators can request a product validation report, which includes full BPOG test results, through AdvantaPure's website at http://www.advantapure.com/validation-request.htm.

Learn more about the BioPhorum Operations Group at https://www.biophorum.com/.

For more information on NewAge Industries AdvantaPure's BPOG-tested fluid transfer products, visit http://www.advantapure.com or contact an emplyee-owner at 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 888-755-4370 or 215-526-2151; fax 888-258-4293 or 215-526-2167; e-mail: info@advantapure.com.

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About NewAge Industries and AdvantaPure
The AdvantaPure division of NewAge Industries is ISO 9001:2015 certified and specializes in high purity tubing, hose, Single-Use process tubing manifolds, BioClosure® container closure systems, and other molded components for the pharmaceutical, biopharm, biomedical, food, beverage and chemical industries. Products are manufactured, stored and shipped using methods that ensure product purity.

In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures plastic and rubber tubing in reinforced and unreinforced styles. NewAge Industries maintains a large inventory of tubing and fittings for its core product lines, provides custom extrusion and fabrication capabilities, and services customers worldwide. Automated product identification systems, including gamma-stable RFID tags and labels, are offered by NewAge's Verigenics® division. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for the benefit of both its employees and customers.


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