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NEBULA
High-speed Decontamination Tunnel

Responding to the GMP Annex 1 notes, whereby risks linked to sterility assurance must be minimised during material transfer and supported by high-capability transfer technology, Nebula accomplishes what no other solution has done before.

Responding to the GMP Annex 1 notes, whereby risks linked to sterility assurance must be minimised during material transfer and supported by high-capability transfer technology, Nebula accomplishes what no other solution has done before.

Hyperspeed decontamination technology

Adopting an unprecedented approach to ensuring 100% sterility of RTU material as it enters and transits isolated production lines, Nebula is a high-speed decontamination tunnel which integrates seamlessly with IMA LIFE aseptic fill-finish lines. 6-log decontamination is achieved over the entire external packaging surface using aerodynamic containment of highly concentrated vapour phase hydrogen peroxide (HC-VPHP), while material crosses the tunnel in a matter of seconds. This allows for continuous, high-speed tub introduction, up to six per minute.

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NEBULA Highlights

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High-speed transfer technology ensuring 100% sterility of Ready-To-Use material as it enters the isolator
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6-log decontamination achieved over the entire external packaging surface
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Maximum safety for both operator and cleanroom by chamber pressure management, avoiding any hydrogen peroxide circulation within the isolator and outside NEBULA
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Continuous, high-speed RTU introduction, up to six tubs/trays per minute: alternative solution to eBeam, pulsed light and NO2 technologies
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Easy size and RTU size changeover: independent of packaging
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Easy connection to aseptic fill-finish plants to enhance their performance
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Excellent sterility assurance according to Annex 1 guidelines
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Minimal impact on layout
The tunnel is comprised of a series of chambers in which pressure is managed to ensure maximum safety for both operator and cleanroom, avoiding hydrogen peroxide circulation within the isolator.
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NEBULA TECHNICAL DATA
Features Dimensions
Decontamination Tunnel Dimensions (Cleanroom) 3.7 m (L) x 0.9 m (W) x 1.5 (H) + inlet/outlet piping up to the ceiling
Power supply & Ventilation Skid Dimensions (Technical Area) 2,3 m (L) x 1,2 m (W) x 2,8 m (H)
AHU Dimensions (Technical Area 2.0 m (L) x 0.8 (W) x 2 m (H)
Cabinet H2O2 Solutions (Cleanroom/Technical Area) 1,2 m (L) x 0.5 m (W) x 1.6 m (H)
Ready-To-Use Tub/Trays 3-4” tubs (standard Nebula),  6” tubs, vial trays (to be requested)
Outlet H2O2 catalyser included
Output Up to 6 RTU/min (max speed @ 30sec 6-log decontamination time)
Expected 35% H2O2 solution consumption in production 6 l/hr
H2O2 storage 2x20L tank – 35% aqueous hydrogen peroxide solution high purity – low residues
Requested Utilities

Ventilation Inlet Airflow: 450 m3/h from technical area
Compressed Air: 10 Nm3/h @ 8 bar
Cold water for UTA: 2.5 m3/h @ 7°C
Industrial Steam: 10 Kg/h @ 5 bar

NEBULA Layout

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Nebula overview
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Inlet of RTU components
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Internal overview with components
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Internal side view with components
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Internal pass-through port
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Side overview of the three chambers
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