News and Announcements
Smart. Connected. Fluidics.
BioChem is introducing intelligent pumps and valves utilizing the new Foresight Predictive Technology. Now, in addition to our reputation for producing high-quality fluid handling components, we are now able to provide active feedback of functional health of individual components. This has a direct impact on the reliability of test results and the serviceability of instruments.
Learn more about Foresight.
Halma Medical Sector Company of the Year!
BioChem has been recognized as the Company of the Year for the Medical Sector of our parent company, Halma for the fiscal year ended in March. This award is chosen and presented annually by the CEO of Halma, Mr. Andrew Williams. This is the first time that BioChem has been honored with this prestigious award.
In explaining the reasons why BioChem deserved the award this year, Mr. Williams mentioned the strong financial results of the company, but he also referenced an improved culture that was noticeable in his annual visit to BioChem.
This is a very exciting and momentous milestone in BioChem’s history.
BioChem NPD VotC Tour 2016
As any innovator must, BioChem continues to look for ways to solve long standing design issues within its core markets of Analytical Chemistry and Clinical Diagnostics. The team has listened to its OEM partners and observed issues across the industry to identify problems which need a solution. From these observations, its R&D team has produced a number of concepts that it intends to pursue as new products.
First, however, they intend to introduce these new concepts directly with those within the market that are likely to benefit from these new products. A Voice-of-the-Customer Tour will begin in September and run thru November where personnel from sales, marketing and engineering will travel from customer to customer engaging in open dialog about these new concepts to confirm that the designs, specifications, priorities, timing, and solutions have been properly understood and planned.
For the customer, this is an opportunity to speak directly with component designers about the issues faced that the supply chain does not currently solve and to influence component designs to ensure proper application into real instruments. For BioChem, this is an opportunity to make sure that the design trends of tomorrow are addressed and that the products to be released to the market are truly necessary to key customers.
If you have not been contacted by BioChem to schedule your stop on the tour and your team wants to be included, please simply send an email to email@example.com and someone will engage you with immediately to schedule a date.
Customers Quickly Adopting Maestro
BioChem’s Maestro Piston Pump is making an excellent first impression. The early returns have been extremely positive. In head-to-head competition with more established pumps, customers are finding that the claims made by BioChem in its white paper are proving to be accurate.
Specifically, customers are finding that the Maestro has superior seal integrity, unmatched precision, and is quieter than similar pumps. The speed of adoption by the market is exceeding BioChem’s own expectations, but is not surprising given the true value brought by this exciting new product.
Click here to visit our Maestro Piston Pump page to request more information.
Pittcon Recognizes John Albrecht’s 35th Straight Show
After almost 40 years in the industry, John Albrecht, Technical Sales Specialist, announced that we would retire on April 1, 2016. John has been a strong advocate for customers and has provided truly expert support to clients and colleagues alike.
When Pittcon learned that his 35th consecutive show would be his last, they sent the show director and mascot by our booth to wish him well and thank him for his consistent participation.
John will remain involved with BioChem in a consultative role for a period of time, continuing to serve as an expert on technical application of solenoid driven products.
BioChem’s Team is Growing
As our market grows and our customer base expands, the need to provide world-class support never waivers. BioChem is recruiting people that are intelligent, driven and uniquely talented to help us constantly exceed the expectations of the market and strengthen relationships with our customers. We currently have open positions in sales and engineering. Click here to visit our Careers page for more details.
Piston Pump White Paper
In response to intense demand from Engineers that are curious about the performance claims made by BioChem regarding its Maestro Piston Pump, a white paper is now available upon request. In it, validation data is supplied which substantiates that the Maestro Piston Pump has been tested to exacting standards and delivers on the claim that it is the longest lasting pump available today. To receive a copy, simply use the contact link found here.
Spotlight on Pumps
BioChem supplies a wide array of pump products specifically intended for precision fluidics in applications requiring inert materials. The two most popular pump varieties are Piston and Peristaltic Pumps.
The BioChem Maestro Piston Pump is the only such pump in the world to be rated for 10 million cycles of operation. It achieves accuracy of better than 99.5%, dispensing as little as 250nL of liquid, and is available in 108,000 different configurations. The Maestro Piston Pump by BioChem is the new standard in precision fluid handling.
BioChem also offers a variety of Peristaltic Pumps to OEMs in medical, research and industrial applications. The Peristaltic Pump product line continues to adapt to changing needs of customers and is an ideal accompaniment to BioChem’s full line of solenoid valves.
The World’s First 10,000,000 Cycle Piston Pump
Maestro, Bio-Chem’s Piston Pump, was officially launched today, and the market is on notice that a new standard in dispense pump capability has arrived. Visit the Maestro Piston Pump page to see how this exciting new pump compares to popular competitive products.
In response to a Voice-of-the-Customer campaign, Bio-Chem decided that the market needed a more reliable, longer lasting, piston pump at a competitive cost. The New Jersey-based NPD team, led by Bill Easterbrook, VP of Engineering, established a product specification, based on industry and product experience. Mr. Easterbrook, formerly of BD, and Henry Huang, the Lead Engineer for Pumps, formerly of ITC, each brought significant experience and familiarity to the design process. The leading pumps of today were collected and tested, resulting in valuable observations of the potential failure points and design challenges for customers using these products.
It was clear to Bio-Chem that a better product can be built. A number of improvements in mechanical design, materials, and manufacturing process have been incorporated into the Maestro. The results of the validation testing performed on hundreds of pumps, which are available upon request, indicate that Bio-Chem in fact has developed a pump that will perform with at least 99.5% accuracy and precision of better than 0.2% CV for 10 million pump cycles, which is exactly twice the life of another piston pump offered today.
For a limited time, Bio-Chem is offering to supply a free sample pump to instrument OEMs that would like to evaluate Maestro for themselves. A contact form on the Maestro Piston Pump page linked above can be used to easily request inclusion in this special offer. Now, OEMs can experience the Maestro difference at no risk.
Maestro is truly a better pump. Bio-Chem listened to the market and designed a unique product that will change what OEMs expect from dispense pumps.
Support Knows No Boundaries
Providing “high-performance” customer support is what sets Bio-Chem apart. The team is constantly seeking ways to exceed the expectations of its customers. Being a global company serving a global market, means that the ability to deliver such support must not be restricted by borders.
This global support capability was on display recently when Bio-Chem’s teams in the US and China cooperated to support the development of a Water Quality instrument. The instrument was designed in Shanghai and intended for the Chinese market by a company with key decision makers based in the US.
The biggest technical hurdle in the project was related to the selection of pinch valve tubing that met all of the varied needs of the instrument. This application presented a unique set of parameters that required significant testing and customization. Since Bio-Chem had a deployed team of highly-trained engineers in Shanghai supported by the full power of the design team and lab in the US, they were able to address this challenging project globally.
With product experimentation and testing in the US and project management and application engineering in China, the customer was able to accelerate its validation testing, overcome its design challenges and release the instrument on-time. Bio-Chem was grateful for the opportunity to participate in this project and proud of the successful result. The customer was appreciative of the professional support provided by a team that was uniquely positioned to exceed their expectations.
Bio-Chem Completes Renovations of its Boonton, NJ Headquarters
On October 22nd, Bio-Chem held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a major year-long renovation to its offices located in Boonton, New Jersey. This project modernized the facilities, including the addition of a new lobby, cafeteria, and conference room, as well as construction of offices for the Halma Medical Sector CEO and CFO, which reside within the Bio-Chem offices.
To further enhance the company’s vertical integration, they added a state-of-the-art test lab and leading edge machining centers. The capability of machining inert plastics, including PTFE, is integral to Bio-Chem’s success in supplying customized components built to exacting standards.
Overall, the project was a success and was an investment in its employees that was well received.
New Website for a New Bio-Chem
A lot has changed in Bio-Chem in the past year. A larger team, new products, new offices, and a renewed commitment to the customer. The year was tabbed as the “Year of the Customer” to emphasize this commitment. Providing high performance customer support is central to Bio-Chem’s vision and strategy.
To more effectively brand the company as so much more than a valve and pump supplier, biochemfluidics.com got a facelift. The website now explains that Bio-Chem is a problem solving team that is focused on setting a standard of excellence for customer-first thinking. The Our Approach, Our Capability and Our Promise pages within the About section explain well what drives this company.