Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

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Measurement technology for the pharmaceutical industry

In view of the higher demands on quality and product safety from pharmaceutical production, sterile process engineering plays a significant part in the cost-effectiveness and safety of the production processes, in both upstream and downstream areas. Even in the further course of the process chain, up to cleaning and sterilisation, contamination-free processing is a crucial quality factor. From measuring instruments, this demands a combination of the most up-to-date hygienic design and, at the same time, a high measuring accuracy.

GMP compliant

Measuring instruments from WIKA are manufactured in line with the GMP guidelines (good manufacturing practice). They meet the stringent requirements of, e.g.:

  • FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
  • EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group)
  • 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc.
  • ASME BPE (Bio Processing Equipment)
  • ATEX (directive 94/9/EC)

For the proof of conformity within the scope of an FDA approval and national authorities, we have an extensive programme ready-certified. For the ongoing testing of the instruments in the context of quality management, a wide range of calibration equipment and calibration services are available.

Process connections

WIKA supplies a wide range of industry-standard and manufacturer-specific process connections in hygienic design, for example:

  • Clamp connections, Tri-clamp, DIN 32676, ISO 2852, ASME BPE
  • Aseptic connections DIN 11864
  • NEUMO BioConnect® and NEUMO BioControl®

For toxic, bioactive substances or very sensitive substances, special instrumentation options are available in order to integrate the measuring instruments into the plant without elastomers.

Perfect Symbiosis

Throughout the long-standing partnership between Neumo and WIKA, many pressure and temperature measuring instruments have been developed with connectors specially designed for the sterile process technology. The Neumo connectors, especially developed for the pharmaceutical industry, are particularly suited to adaptation of pressure and temperature gauges in piping systems and containers.

Whether you need mechanical, mechatronic or electronic measuring instruments, at WIKA you will find the widest range of pressure and temperature gauges, which meet the GMP guidelines and the requirements of pharmaceutical production and biotechnology.

Customised Solutions

For the different challenges in the sterile processing industry, various versions of NEUMO connections are available:

  • BioControl®
  • BioControl® CS
  • BioConnect®
  • BioConnect® HD
  • Connect S®

Your Advantage

Advantage for the user is the perfect compatibility of the measuring instruments on the fittings. An extensive range of measuring equipment meets all requirements on the instrumentation.

The BioControl® housing is available at WIKA.

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Special Features

  • Elastomer-free sealing contour
  • Sealing function in the metallically elastic area
  • Resealable several times without destroying the sealing contour
  • No problems with the media compatibility of elastomers


  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Life Science
  • Biotechnology processes


The 1.4435 stainless steel connection combines measuring instruments and BioControl® CS housings on an all-metal basis. In comparison to connections with elastomer sealings, it is unaffected by temperature influences and aggressive products and media.

The risk of defective O-rings and thus cross-contamination is eliminated. The measuring instruments – in combination with diaphragm seals or thermowells – can therefore be used exceptionally safely. The sealing contour is not affected by repeated resealing.

At the same time, maintenance and replacement tasks, which occur regularly with worn plastic sealings, are eliminated. The operator increases safety and minimises costly process downtime, and therefore saves costs. With these new products, WIKA is primarily addressing the pharmaceutical industry.

WIKA has been active in the Contractor Business for more than 25 years. Together with international engineering companies, we implement major projects the world over. Thus we are more than simply a reliable supplier of high-quality process instrumentation and measuring instruments: As your partner we develop products and solutions with you that are specifically tailored to your requirements.

WIKA is your competent partner through all phases of the project: starting with planning the basic and detail engineering through the realisation and implementation of the project to the after-sales assistance.

The factors of capacity

Our high level of performance is essentially based on three factors: A wide and innovative product range, comprehensive and competent service and a reliable global presence. We are pleased to be committed to your success, too.

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Sanitary applications


EPC Contractor Business

Calibration services

Entrust the calibration and maintenance of your measuring instruments to a competent partner.