Biotech & pharma

In biotech and pharma, the choice of separation system greatly impacts product quality, yield and cost for downstream processing. With sterile, fully hermetic solutions for three-phase separation and high solids-handling capacity, Alfa Laval innovations help you optimize your production to secure quality and safety.


Alfa Laval CultureOne: New disruptive technology for biopharma

Efficient separation of biomass with Bactofuge hermetic technology

See how chemicals giant BASF has benefited from Alfa Laval’s Bactofuge Design and Hermetic Design for efficiently separating biomass in the production of enzymes for animal nutrition. After testing a number of separation technologies, BASF found that only Bactofuge, with its high separation area and high g-forces, could meet their challenging demands.

Keep alert and keep performing with Alfa Laval ConditionAlert™

Alfa Laval’s ConditionAlert™ connectivity solution for disc stack separators provides highly valuable insights to help you optimize maintenance and increase uptime. Learn how it works in this video.

Double the output per kWh with Alfa Laval eMotion™

Alfa Laval expert Ioannis explains how the unique eMotion™ technology reduces friction in the bowl of a disc stack separator for dramatically lowered power consumption and a number of other important benefits.

Discover the magic of eMotion™

Learn about the inspiration, functionality and benefits behind Alfa Laval’s eMotion™, which lets you cut energy consumption by up to 60% compared to traditional centrifuges.

eDrive™ and Hermetic Design mean energy and cost efficiency

This video presents the technology and advantages of Alfa Laval eDrive™ and Hermetic Design, which help ensure both improved product quality and lower energy consumption.

Hermetic Design: Gentle treatment for the quality products

Hear Alfa Laval’s global sales manager for life-science and industrial fermentation separators, Stephen Cripps, explain the inner workings of the Hermetic Design technology and how it provides gentle product handling and maximum product quality combined with easy maintenance and minimal energy consumption.

Higher efficiency and lower costs and with Alfa Laval eDrive™

Alfa Laval’s eDrive™ direct drive system ensures mechanical simplicity, for fewer parts than conventional drive systems. Alfa Laval expert Peter explains how this improves energy efficiency, in addition to minimizing operating and wear-related maintenance costs.


Explore our innovations

Would you like to know more about our innovations in separation technology? Click on the link below. Alfa Laval invented the first disc stack separator and has led the way in the development of centrifuge technology for over a century. We are glad to share with you the expertise we have gained along the way. Visit our Separator Innovator knowledge base to learn more about advancements in separation and the steps Alfa Laval is taking to continue revolutionizing the technology.