Not all manufacturers have stringent processes in place to ensure the quality and integrity of their single-use technologies. In cases where testing does occur, the preferred method is pressure decay testing. This test, however, is not known to be sensitive enough to detect very small leaks. Additionally, this and other methods typically test only the bag chamber and not the fully-assembled vessel with fittings, tubings, and connectors attached.

Products tested by HIT will initially be marketed to specific application areas within the bioprocessing industry, for example, biopharma downstream processing, final fill and finish, cell therapies, and personalized medicine.

About ATMI

ATMI, Inc. provides specialty semiconductor materials, leading-edge materials development science, and high-purity materials handling and delivery solutions designed to increase process efficiencies for the worldwide semiconductor, flat panel, and life sciences industries. For more information, please visit http://www.atmi.com .

About ATMI LifeSciences

ATMI LifeSciences is a leader in single-use mixing, storage, and bioreactor technology, fluoropolymer-based products, and custom-engineered, flexible packaging solutions. The business's fundamental knowledge of polymers, specially selected resins, and its clean room manufacturing experience combine to help drive optimum performance in critical disposable process operations. For more information, please visit www.atmi-lifesciences.com .

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