years pharmaceutical companies have utilized stainless
steel vial trays manufactured by Bosio Metal Specialties
of North Wales PA. The vial trays are designed around
the customers needs. Bosio was provided either a number
of vials or a shrink wrapped bundle from which they custom
design the vial trays.
in our standard products section You will see a “ bottomless
Vial tray”. This is an example of the vial tray
being designed around the shrink wrapped bundle. This
vial tray is constructed from type 316 stainless steel.
In is utilized for vaccine production in the pharmaceutical
industry. In our vial section you will also
see aluminum lyo tray. These vial trays are used
in the lyophilization process. There are other trays
that are used for autoclaves and for the washing of glassware.
of our stainless steel vial trays are fabricated from
type 316 stainless steel which offers the best protection
against corrosion. The stainless steel vial trays
are TIG welded for strength. The stainless steel vial
trays came in a number 4 Finish which is a satin finish.
people assume , when they order a stainless steel cart
, that it will have all stainless steel parts, fully welded
construction and low particulate caster tires. Many
people however , are finding out that this is not always
the case. Why buy a stainless steel cart with plated steel
hinges or caster housings? Many catalog companies
save money by substituting steel for stainless steel.
Whenever they can they pop rivet parts instead of welding
them together. When you order a cart from Bosio you can
be assured that it will be fabricated from all stainless
steel construction. Please see our web page that
has cleanroom transport carts pump carts and the enclosed
transport cart, and remember that we can custom design
a cart around your existing needs. Bosio specializes
in pharmaceutical cleanroom and biotechnology industry.
Custom designed stainless steel carts are our specialty.
We also have standard designed carts for autoclaves and
patented designed stainless steel drum dollies are in
use in vaccine production facilities around the world.
These stainless steel drum dollies are constructed from
type 304 stainless steel. Their patented design
allows for a low center of gravity and stabile ride while
transporting 200 liter bio process drums. Usually
we are called in too late after a spill or accident.
A lot of firms are using Rubbermaid drum dollies that
are really designed for trashcans. They retail for
about $30 USD, inexpensive until there is a spill
of vaccine or media, then potentially millions of dollars
can go literally down the drain.
nice feature of the Bosio stainless steel drum dolly is
the symmetrical base. This allows the stainless steel
drum dolly to be staged in a uniform manner inside a cold
vault. This becomes especially important in planning
for how much vaccine can be stored. The stainless
steel drum dolly with handles is a great way to control
the dolly when pushing on to a scale. The wheels
of the drum dolly can be autoclavable with a phenolic
resin construction. Please note that custom sizes are
also available for the stainless steel drum dollies.
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We get a lot of inquires
here at Bosio Metal Specialties regarding stainless
steel and how it is used in the bio process and pharmaceutical
have put together a list of frequently asked Questions
or FAQ :
What type of stainless steel should I choose for cleanroom
gowning benches tables and cabinets that will stand up
to the rigors of constant decontamination?
Depending of how frequently the stainless steel cleanroom
furniture will be decontaminated and what chemical is
used to do the decon will determine if type 304 or type
316 stainless steel Lately many pharmaceutical and biotech
firms are using Spor-Klenz® from
Steris company to decon their gowning rooms and cleanroom
equipment. If you will be using this product do
decon your custom stainless steel clean room furniture
then we strongly recommend using type 316 Stainless steel.
If offers more corrosion resistance to these chemicals.
If you are simply using alcohol or bleach type 304 Stainless
steel will be suitable for you cleanroom benches and tables.
As an architect designing a bioprocess room with a lot
of custom stainless steel fabrications, how can I assure
my client that they will receive type 316 stainless steel.
I understand it is expensive and would like to offer them
some reassurance that they are getting what they pay for.
When writing the specifications for the custom stainless
steel fabrication, require that the stainless steel fabricator
submits material certifications and other documents certifying
the custom stainless fabrications are type 316 stainless
Does it matter if my stainless steel table for cleanroom
use has galvanized / or steel supports under the top?
Or steel hardware?
YES, it is very important to have your stainless steel
cleanroom tables and workstations constructed with 100%
stainless steel components. If there is steel hardware
( bolts, screws etc.) they will rust and the rust
will bleed on to the stainless steel workbench ,not something
you want in a cleanroom environment.
When ordering custom stainless steel cabinets for clean
room use how can I be assured that the doors wont
be flimsy ?
We use the term
Double pan door. Picture two “ pans face to face”.
This requires twice the amount of material. The
result is a wobble free door to you stainless steel cabinet.
I am an engineer in a bioprocess facility where we use
a lot of large sanitary hoses . Is there are product
that can accommodate a 2” 12’ long hose.
Bosio can design a custom stainless steel hose hanger
for your all of your sanitary hose needs. Take a
look at our web site under sanitary hose hangers to see
some of the different varieties that we offer.
Our firm is currently designing a bioprocess pilot plant
for the manufacture of cell based vaccines. We were
wondering if you have any designs for centrally locating
the utilities in the process room? We were thinking
of a recessed stainless steel cabinet with flush mount
If you look on our web site we show a stainless steel
utility panel that centrally locates the utilities in
a process room,. There are separate recessed stainless
cabinets for the compressed gasses . hose station, house
vacuum, electrical connections. Our design features
a sloped interior sill. Gasketed doors where needed.
Flush mounted frame that can be easily caulked.
I noticed you tall stainless steel storage cabinet you
have listed on your web site are listed with adjustable
shelves. My question is are they stainless steel and how
are they adjustable?
Of course they are stainless steel ! They are adjustable
in 1” increments. This is achieved by a track that
is installed in the cabinet and clips that the shelves
I am writing to you about the corner guards listed on
your web site. What is a radius and a kink?
if you look at our section on stainless steel corner guards
you will see at the top of the corner guard it is “ rounded”
that is what’s referred to as a radius. You will
also see on the picture of the corner guard that there
is a faint line , that is the kink, it is a slight bend
a few degrees that allows the corner guard to hug the
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