Bio-Chem Fluidics Names William Easterbrook Vice President of Engineering

Boonton, NJ (February 4, 2014) – Micro fluidics expert Bio-Chem Fluidics has appointed William Easterbrook Vice President of Engineering. In his new position, Easterbrook will expand and lead the company’s engineering team to develop new miniature, chemically inert valves and pumps for scientific, life science and medical instrumentation manufacturers.

Bio-Chem Fluidics Vice President of Engineering, William Easterbrook.

Bio-Chem Fluidics Vice President of Engineering, William Easterbrook.

Easterbrook has 25 years of experience is medical and scientific product design and engineering. Most recently, he was Director of Research and Development for medical delivery systems manufacturer Centrix (Shelton, Conn.). Easterbrook holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University (Boston, Mass.).

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Electric Rotary Valves from Bio-Chem Fluidics at AACC 2013

Unobstructed, inert fluid paths with high flow rates and low dead volumes

Boonton, NJ (June 25, 2013) – Bio-Chem Fluidics will display its Electric Rotary Valves for sample collection, loop injection and flow path selection at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry 2013 Expo, booth 2604. The show takes place from July 30 to August 1 at the George R. Brown Convention Center (Houston, Texas).

Electric Rotary Valves from Bio-Chem Fluidics at AACC 2013.

Electric Rotary Valves from Bio-Chem Fluidics at AACC 2013.

Bio-Chem Fluidics Electric Rotary Valves are engineered to integrate easily into OEM systems. The valves use ¼” – 28 UNF fluid port connections and flow configurations designed to match the industry standard most commonly found in existing systems. Electric Rotary Valves provide a lower pressure drop than conventional solenoid mixing valves, and use a unique PTFE fluid path for maximum compatibility with aggressive solvents.

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Bio-Chem Fluidics Appoints New Vice President of Operations Joe Turiello

Boonton, NJ (May 21, 2013) – Miniature fluid handling specialist Bio-Chem Fluidics has announced its new Vice President of Operations, Joe Turiello. In his new position, Turiello will work with the manufacturing assembly, quality assurance, purchasing and customer service groups to support the company’s growth.

 Bio-Chem Fluidics VP of Operations, Joe Turiello.


Bio-Chem Fluidics VP of Operations, Joe Turiello.

Turiello has over 30 years of engineering and management experience. He was most recently the manager of advanced manufacturing and product engineering for ITT Space Systems (Clifton, NJ). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark, NJ), and has completed Six Sigma process improvement certification.

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New Piston Pumps from Bio-Chem Fluidics

Pulssar pumps offer high accuracy and can support aggressive liquids

Boonton, NJ (October 25, 2012) – Bio-Chem Fluidics’ new line of OEM piston pumps offer maintenance-free operation without syringes. The new Bio-Chem Fluidics/ Pulssar series of pumps is designed for applications involving aggressive and abrasive liquids, offering guaranteed lifespans of more than 15 million cycles without any decrease in precision or accuracy.

The new Bio-Chem Fluidics/ Pulssar piston pumps.

The new Bio-Chem Fluidics/ Pulssar piston pumps.

The new pumps automate diluting, pipetting and dispensing by using a variety of piston sizes. They offer very high resolutions and piston driving forces, giving users the ability to perform more functions like rinsing.

All models are fully Cavro™ XP 3000 and XCalibur compatible. Pulssar pumps offer less than one percent deviation from expected accuracy rate at full stroke.

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Bio-Chem Fluidics’ Flow Selection Valves Control Multiple Fluid Paths

Valves eliminate need for tubing sets to connect individual valves

Boonton, NJ (July 27, 2012) – Bio-Chem Valve™ Flow Selection Valves reduce the number of connections and potential leak points in flow mixing and selection for highly aggressive and high purity fluid applications. Flow Selection Valves combine multiple valve actuators into a single compact unit around a central block, allowing mixing or selection of any combination of between two and eight individual source streams.

Bio-Chem Fluidics’ Flow Selection Valves for highly aggressive and high purity applications.

Bio-Chem Fluidics’ Flow Selection Valves for highly aggressive and high purity applications.

Flow Selection Valves use a flexible diaphragm that isolates the solenoid actuator from the fluid path. All wetted parts are constructed from highly inert, non-metallic materials such as PTFE or PEEK. Flow Selection Valves are available in a range of orifice sizes from 0.032” to 0.125”, and power ratings from two to eight watts.

Valves feature a radial manifold block, eliminating the differences in flow path length and timing found in linear manifolds. Each solenoid actuator is individually adjusted by the manufacturer to ensure equal flow rates at the same pressure.

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Bio-Chem Fluidics’ New Isolation Mini-Valves Control Extremely Low Flows

Highly efficient solenoid valve ensures minimal heat generation

Boonton, NJ (April 27, 2012) – Bio-Chem Fluidics’ new range of 038T Isolation Mini-Valves provides a completely inert, non-metallic path for highly aggressive and/ or high purity fluids. The valves are designed for use in analytical chemistry and clinical diagnostic applications involving extremely low flow rates.

The 038T2B and 038T2S Isolation Mini-Valves from Bio-Chem Fluidics.

The 038T2B and 038T2S Isolation Mini-Valves from Bio-Chem Fluidics.

The new range of Mini-Valves includes the 038T2B (bottom-ported) and 038T2S (side-ported) normally-closed valves with ¼- 28 UNF threaded ports. 038T Mini-Valves use a custom designed, high efficiency solenoid that consumes only two watts at 12 or 24 VDC for minimal heat generation.

Fluid contact is restricted to the valve body and the flexible diaphragm, both constructed from highly inert polymers, allowing non-contact parts to be sourced economically from standard components. The valves offer bi-directional flow, and are also available in a manifold mount configuration.

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Bio-Chem Fluidics Appoints New President Tim O’Sullivan

Boonton, NJ (December 16, 2011) – Bio-Chem Fluidics has appointed Tim O’Sullivan as its new President. O’Sullivan will head operations for the manufacturer of pumps, valves and components for fluid control systems.

Bio-Chem Fluidics President, Timothy O’Sullivan.

Bio-Chem Fluidics President, Timothy O’Sullivan.

O’Sullivan joined the company in 2007 as Vice President of Manufacturing, where he started up Bio-Chem’s new business and manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China. His previous work experience includes roles in Corporate Strategic Planning and Merger Integration at Exelon Corporation (Chicago, Ill.). He also served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).

O’Sullivan holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School (Boston, Mass.) and a Bachelor of Engineering with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College (Bronx, N.Y.).

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Fluid Handling Solutions from Bio-Chem Fluidics at AACC 2011

Boonton, NJ (June 30, 2011) – Bio-Chem Fluidics will feature its electric rotary and solenoid pinch valves for OEM engineers at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Clinical Laboratory Expo, booth 1211.  The show takes place at the Georgia World Congress Center (Atlanta, Ga.), from July 24-28.

Bio-Chem Fluidics electric rotary and pinch valves, featured at the AACC Show booth 1211.

Bio-Chem Fluidics electric rotary and pinch valves, featured at the AACC Show booth 1211.

Bio-Chem Fluidics’ electric rotary valves provide inert fluid paths for sample collection, loop injection or flow path selection applications.  The valves’ precision machining eliminates flow path restrictions and provides a lower pressure drop than conventional solenoid mixing valves.

The company’s solenoid operated pinch valves feature smooth contours that guide tubing into the pinch points and eliminate snags and snares.  Pinch valves are constructed from chemically resistant materials and available in 2-way normally open, 2-way normally closed, 3-way and dual tube configurations.

Bio-Chem Fluidics will also display its full line of solenoid operated micropumps, and isolation and flow selection valves at booth 1211.

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Bio-Chem Fluidics Educates Customers with New Applications Blog

Boonton, NJ (May 18, 2011) – To increase knowledge and creativity among its customer base of design engineers, Bio-Chem Fluidics has launched its Technology and Applications Blog.  Customers can visit the blog at http://blog.biochemfluidics.com.

The new Technology and Applications Blog from Bio-Chem Fluidics.

The new Technology and Applications Blog from Bio-Chem Fluidics.

Bio-Chem Fluidics’ new blog features technical articles to deepen readers’ understanding of its line of valves and micro-pumps.  The blog will also include examples of prior application successes as well as practices to avoid, to aid engineers with their future designs and help them avoid problems before they start.

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Bio-Chem Fluidics Pinch Valves Improve Diagnostic Systems Design

Reliable valves reduce clogging risk and cost of maintenance

Boonton, NJ (December 20, 2010) – Bio-Chem Fluidics helps original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) address clogging waste lines in clinical diagnostic systems with its solenoid operated pinch valves.

Bio-Chem Fluidics pinch valves improve clinical diagnostic systems.

Bio-Chem Fluidics pinch valves improve clinical diagnostic systems.

Many OEMs use the same rocker isolation valves from the core of the diagnostic instrument to control the system’s waste line.  While these valves are efficient at handling test sample and reagent flow, the higher flow rates and thicker consistencies of waste fluid often result in clogs.  The diagnostic system must then be shut down, requiring expensive maintenance and part replacement to resume operation.

When pinch valves are used in waste lines, both the occurrence and severity of this problem are reduced.  Bio-Chem Fluidics’ pinch valves offer less flow restriction, simpler fluid paths, and larger minimum gaps than rocker valves to reduce the likelihood of clogging.  Pinch tubing wears in a predictable manner for easy preventive maintenance scheduling, and can easily be replaced by the user without the need for a service technician.

Bio-Chem Fluidics pinch valves have few moving parts for reliable operation.  Only the tubing comes in contact with the fluid path, and exterior surfaces can withstand common cleaning agents.  There is no need for a complicated manifold block, allowing the valves to be incorporated into existing systems or new designs.

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