PET PharmaTainer Bottles & Carboys

PharmaTainer PET Bottles & Carboys


PharmaTainer™ sterile PET bottles and carboys meet today’s requirements for safe, rigid, disposable containers for biomanufacturing storage and transport. We believe these are the best bioprocess containers available today for mini-bulk storage of biologics.

PharmaTainer containers at PharmaTainer General Information. Features specific to PET Copolyester containers are listed below.

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Product Description

PharmaTainer PET Bioprocess Container Features

Features & Benefits
  • Estar™Certified PET:
    • High clarity, ambulance gamma stable, patient
    • Good chemical resistance to most medical solvents.
    • Excellent gas barrier properties.
    • Tests (by Eastman Chemical): to FDA Modified ISO-10993, Part 1 “Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices” tests with human tissue contact time of 30 days or less.
    • Contains no animal derived products.
  • Container tests (post-sterilization):
    • Container and closure were tested by independent laboratories: USP 37 / NSF 29, <88> Biological Reactivity, in vivo and <87> Biological Reactivity, in vitro (MEM), ISO 10993-4 indirect Hemolysis, Leachables in WFI and in 20%ethanol in WFI.
    • Certified negative for endotoxin.
    • Certified to meet USP <788> Particulate Matter in Injections.
    • Double-seal closure system; seal integrity tested.
    • Sterile SAL 10-6.
  • Other Features
    • On-bottle tracability by lot & serial number.
    • Graduations ±1% in black.
    • Vacuum-pack provides proof of package integrity at point of use.
  • Validation CD: a compilation of test reports, data sheets, drawings and other information to support the use of PharmaTainer products. This information is free, but is only provided under a non-disclosure agreement.
  ESTAR is a trademark of the Eastman Chemical Corporation.

The Double-Seal Closure

PharmaTainer cap sealing
Cross-section view of closure sealing points
PharmaTainer closures seal at two points; on the inside of the neck and also on the top flat rim of the neck. Tests have demonstrated that the closure system holds seal very well. The seal inside the neck is readily achieved when applying the closure by hand. Certain engagement of the rim seal requires application of a known amount of torque.

Imprint and Unit Traceability

PharmaTainer traceability printed on bottle
On-bottle traceability on each bottle
PharmaTainer bottles and carboys have black printed volume scales and traceability information. Graduations: ±2% in appropriate increments to recommended capacity.


Packaging Structure

PharmaTainer packaging has been designed to pass through 3 levels of increasing clean environments and each level of packaging is clearly labeled with product identity, lot number, expiration date and a radiation indicator dot. The following packaging scheme is true for all PharmaTainer bottles and carboys.
description material
level 4 carton 4mm corrugate, w/ top & base protection sheets
level 3 carton liner 50µ LDPE monolayer film, tape sealed bag
level 2 heat sealed bag 100µ LDPE monolayer film
level 1 vacuum pack 120µ PE/PA/PE multilayer film
carton weight 14.1 lbs.
carton dimensions 14.1 x 21.6 x 17.6 inches