Patents Assigned to Repligen Corporation
  • Patent number: 11512987
    Abstract: A fluid monitoring assembly includes a conduit having a wall defining a lumen for carrying fluid. A sensor mount is integrally formed with the wall of the conduit and extends generally transverse with respect to a longitudinal axis of the conduit, the sensor mount including an aperture defining an inner surface extending to the lumen. The assembly includes a sensor configured to be removably secured within the sensor mount, the sensor having an elongate body terminating at one end thereof in a sensing portion, the elongate body having a male projection on a portion thereof and configured to rest within the inner surface of the sensor mount. The assembly further includes a housing having first and second portions connected to one another, the housing defining an interior portion configured to encapsulate the conduit, at least a portion of the elongate body of the sensor, and the sensor mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Repligen Corporation
    Inventors: Michael C. Gagne, Steven V. Cates, Dean C. Richards, Scott Bendon
  • Patent number: 11511232
    Abstract: Tangential flow filtration systems utilizing flexible bags for permeate collection are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: REPLIGEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mark A. Perreault
  • Publication number: 20220362692
    Abstract: A fluid filtration assembly includes a filter housing having first and second ends and a connector for fluid communication with a fluid storage vessel. A filter element is disposable within the filter housing, and first and second pumps are coupled at the first and second ends of the filter housing. A controller may coordinate the operation of the first and second pumps to induce alternating tangential flow of fluid between the filter housing and the first and second pumps. At least one of the first and second pumps is a diaphragm pump or a plunger pump. The fluid storage vessel can be a bioreactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: Repligen Corporation
    Inventor: Rudolf Pavlik
  • Publication number: 20220356954
    Abstract: An encapsulated valve system includes a first housing portion having a first facing surface, the first facing surface comprising a plurality of branch pathways formed as a recess within the first facing surface. The valve system further includes a second housing portion having a second facing surface, the second facing surface comprising a plurality of branch pathways formed as a recess within the second facing surface. A disposable conduit is configured to be interposed between the first and second housing portions and disposed within the recess of the first facing surface and the recess of the second facing surface. The disposable conduit is thus sandwiched between the first and second facing surfaces. A plurality of pinch valve actuators are mounted on one or both of the first housing portion and the second housing portion, the plurality of pinch valve actuators configured to pinch the disposable conduit at selective branch pathways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: Repligen Corporation
    Inventors: Michael C. Gagne, Steven V. Cates
  • Publication number: 20220356955
    Abstract: Fluid management systems for handling pressurized fluid connect various subsystems or subunits without the need to use reinforced tubing. The system utilizes one or more segments of unreinforced conduit that are encapsulated at various points along a length of the segment with one or more rigid encapsulating members. The unreinforced conduit may be made a disposable element while the rigid encapsulating members may be re-used. In one aspect, the encapsulating member may include a two-part valve body that surrounds and encapsulates a portion of the unreinforced conduit. In another aspect, the encapsulating member may include a two-part jacket that surrounds and encapsulates a portion of the unreinforced conduit. The two-part valve bodies and two-part jackets may be joined at various points within the system as part of the overall flow system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: Repligen Corporation
    Inventors: Michael C. Gagne, Dean C. Richards, Steven V. Cates
  • Publication number: 20220340914
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to process filtration systems, and more particularly to systems utilizing tangential flow filtration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: Repligen Corporation
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Dutta, James Ronald Peyser
  • Publication number: 20220331724
    Abstract: A fluid filtration system includes a fluid storage vessel such as a bioreactor, a filter housing including a filter element disposed therein, a pump coupled between the fluid storage vessel and the filter housing, and a flow diverter disposed between the pump and the filter housing. The pump is configured to move fluid from the fluid storage vessel through the filter element, and the flow diverter is configured for selectively directing fluid received from the pump to the first or second end of the filter housing. In a first mode of operation, the flow diverter directs flow through the filter housing in a first direction, while in a second mode of operation, the flow diverter directs flow through the filter housing in a second direction opposite the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: Repligen Corporation
    Inventors: Rudolf Pavlik, Ralf Kuriyel
  • Publication number: 20220331725
    Abstract: A fluid filtration system includes a fluid storage vessel such as a bioreactor, a filter housing including a filter element disposed therein, a pump coupled between the fluid storage vessel and the filter housing, and a flow diverter disposed between the pump and the filter housing. The pump is configured to move fluid from the fluid storage vessel through the filter element, and the flow diverter is configured for selectively directing fluid received from the pump to the first or second end of the filter housing. In a first mode of operation, the flow diverter directs flow through the filter housing in a first direction, while in a second mode of operation, the flow diverter directs flow through the filter housing in a second direction opposite the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: Repligen Corporation
    Inventors: Rudolf Pavlik, Ralf Kuriyel
  • Publication number: 20220325226
    Abstract: A control unit includes a first connector configured to connect a proportional pressure regulator to a positive pressure supply and a second connector configured to connect the proportional pressure regulator to a negative pressure supply. The control unit further includes at least one sensor configured to detect an amount of air flow (volume per unit of time), positive or negative, within an air flow line connected to an output of the proportional pressure regulator, and a third connector configured to connect the air flow line to an air side of a diaphragm. Additionally, the control unit includes a controller programmed to control at least an opening and closing function of the proportional pressure regulator to attain a desired amount of air flow (volume per unit of time), positive or negative, within the air flow line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Repligen Corporation
    Inventor: Rudolf Pavlik
  • Publication number: 20220325708
    Abstract: Methods and systems of harvesting a cell product from a cell culture by culturing cells in a fluid medium until the cells have produced a cell product at a harvest concentration are disclosed. The cells are cultured in a cell culture system including a bioreactor connected to an ATF device. The methods include draining fluid medium from the bioreactor through the outlet and the ATF device until the bioreactor volume reaches a predetermined volume, and the ATF column yields at an ATF outlet a liquid containing cell product and passes fluid medium with a concentration of cell product that is lower than the harvest concentration back into the bioreactor, extracting the liquid containing cell product from the ATF outlet, refilling the bioreactor with sterile phosphate buffered saline or fluid medium without any cell product, and repeating steps until a desired amount of cell product has been removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Repligen Corporation
    Inventors: Shashi Kiran Kudugunti, WengLong Roy Lin, John Bonham-Carter, James R. Rusche
  • Publication number: 20220323910
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to hollow fiber tangential flow filter units, including hollow fiber tangential flow depth filter units, for various applications, including bioprocessing and pharmaceutical applications, systems employing such filters, and methods of filtration using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Repligen Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Bransby, Philip Yuen, Rene Daniel Jean-Marie Gantier, David Bianchi, Jonathan Kuhlmann
  • Publication number: 20220297029
    Abstract: Methods and systems for removing gases and/or pressure formed during the sterilization, e.g., the gamma irradiation, of prepacked chromatography systems (column plus attached tube and valve set) are described. The methods include purging the gas and/or pressure through specially designed tube and valve sets without breaching the sterility of the prepacked sterile chromatography system. The systems include a sterile or aseptic pre-packed chromatography column including a column having an inlet and an outlet, a tubing and valve set attached to the inlet and the outlet, and a pump configured to pump sterile or aseptic liquid from the fluid source along the tubing and valve set, into the column tube inlet and out of the column tube outlet along a first flow path, thereby removing any entrapped gas and/or pressure from the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Repligen Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Kit Ho Chan, James Roland Peyser
  • Publication number: 20220290093
    Abstract: A method for promoting biological activity uses a filter system to increase cell production of a fed batch bioreactor. The filter system cycles bioreactor fluid through a hollow fiber tangential flow filter which separates metabolic wastes (as well as proteins) from cells produced in bioreactor and returned to fed batch bioreactor, improving cell production in the fed batch bioreactor. The filter system includes a disposable pump and filter, and a reusable control system. The pump is a low shear gamma stable pump gently cycling bioreactor fluid through the filter with minimal damage to the cells produced in the bioreactor. The pumphead and hollow fiber tangential flow filter are disposable. The pump motor is part of the control system and is reusable. The pumphead and filter are provided as an assembled and pre-sterilized unit allowing simple and quick attachment to the fed batch bioreactor, and simple and quick disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: REPLIGEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: David Serway
  • Publication number: 20220282204
    Abstract: A control unit includes a first connector configured to connect a proportional pressure regulator to a positive pressure supply and a second connector configured to connect the proportional pressure regulator to a negative pressure supply. The control unit further includes at least one sensor configured to detect an amount of air flow (volume per unit of time), positive or negative, within an air flow line connected to an output of the proportional pressure regulator, and a third connector configured to connect the air flow line to an air side of a diaphragm. Additionally, the control unit includes a controller programmed to control at least an opening and closing function of the proportional pressure regulator to attain a desired amount of air flow (volume per unit of time), positive or negative, within the air flow line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Repligen Corporation
    Inventor: Rudolf Pavlik
  • Patent number: 11433326
    Abstract: A fluid filtration assembly includes a filter housing having first and second ends and a connector for fluid communication with a fluid storage vessel. A filter element is disposable within the filter housing, and first and second pumps are coupled at the first and second ends of the filter housing. A controller may coordinate the operation of the first and second pumps to induce alternating tangential flow of fluid between the filter housing and the first and second pumps. At least one of the first and second pumps is a diaphragm pump or a plunger pump. The fluid storage vessel can be a bioreactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: REPLIGEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Rudolf Pavlik
  • Patent number: 11426697
    Abstract: A fluid filtration assembly includes a filter housing having a first end for fluid connection with a fluid storage vessel. A filter cartridge is disposable within the filter housing, and a plunger pump is coupled at a second end of the filter housing. The plunger pump includes a housing having a rigid portion and a flexible portion. The flexible portion has a plunger-engaging portion for coupling to the plunger of an actuator. The flexible portion selectively movable with respect to the rigid portion via the actuator. The filter cartridge can be a hollow fiber filter. The plunger pump can be configured to induce alternating tangential flow in at least a portion of the assembly. The fluid filtration assembly can be provided as a disposable single-use arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: REPLIGEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Rudolf Pavlik
  • Publication number: 20220268628
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to spectroscopy with light emitting components including, e.g., UV and/or visible wavelength light, for various applications, including, e.g., chromatography, and more particularly, for a sampling device that facilitates spectroscopic measurements with a variable pathlength and methods for such a device. In an aspect, a device for measuring light absorbance of a sample may include a fluid conduit comprising a first portion, a midportion substantially perpendicular to the first portion, and a second portion substantially perpendicular to the midportion. A first probe may be within the midportion and substantially parallel with the midportion. The first probe may comprise a distal end. A light source may be operably coupled to the first probe. A detector may be aligned with the distal end of the first probe substantially perpendicular to the first probe at a pathlength from the distal end of the first probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: Repligen Corporation
    Inventors: Rene Daniel Jean-Marie Gantier, Mark C. Salerno
  • Publication number: 20220251493
    Abstract: A micro alternating tangential flow (microATF) perfusion filter includes a hollow cylinder having a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end is connected in series to a permeate chamber, followed by a retentate chamber. The proximal end either (i) terminates in or at the permeate chamber, or (ii) terminates in or at the retentate chamber. The portion of the proximal end within the permeate chamber, in a case of (ii), possesses at least one opening allowing fluid communication between an inside of the hollow cylinder and the permeate chamber. The microATF perfusion filter further includes an inlet, positioned over the retentate chamber, for communication with a source of positive or negative pressure, and an outlet, positioned in a wall of the permeate chamber, which can be connected to a check valve, which, in turn, can be connected to a hydrophobic fluid vent filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Repligen Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Bransby, Philip Yuen
  • Publication number: 20220228098
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to hollow fiber tangential flow filters, including hollow fiber tangential flow depth filters, for various applications, including bioprocessing and pharmaceutical applications, systems employing such filters, and methods of filtration using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: REPLIGEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Bransby, Derek Carroll
  • Patent number: 11389748
    Abstract: Methods and systems for removing gases and/or pressure formed during the sterilization, e.g., the gamma irradiation, of prepacked chromatography systems (column plus attached tube and valve set) are described. The methods include purging the gas and/or pressure through specially designed tube and valve sets without breaching the sterility of the prepacked sterile chromatography system. The systems include a sterile or aseptic pre-packed chromatography column including a column having an inlet and an outlet, a tubing and valve set attached to the inlet and the outlet, and a pump configured to pump sterile or aseptic liquid from the fluid source along the tubing and valve set, into the column tube inlet and out of the column tube outlet along a first flow path, thereby removing any entrapped gas and/or pressure from the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Repligen Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Kit Ho Chan, James Ronald Peyser