October 1, 2011 (Vol. 31, No. 17)

A World Leader in Peristaltic Pumps and Tubing

Watson-Marlow is a world leader in peristaltic pumps and tubing for the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries. Founded upon 55 years of precision contamination-free peristaltic pumping expertise, Watson-Marlow’s pumps and tubing are preferred and trusted by engineers around the globe.

Our peristaltic pump and tubing technology is engineered to meet the core requirements of single-use bioprocesses: pumping liquids through the highest purity, most easy-to-validate fluid path with precision control to achieve reliable high-quality results.

Watson-Marlow is committed to continuous investment in innovation, technology leadership, and advanced manufacturing techniques, delivering products to help customers improve their processes while confidently meeting the strict regulatory requirements of the market. With over 1 million of our pumps installed worldwide, Watson-Marlow’s peristaltic solutions are tried, tested, and proven to deliver.

With U.S. direct operations headquartered in Massachusetts and a network of highly trained biopharmaceutical specialists throughout the U.S. and Canada, Watson-Marlow’s North American customers can always count on local expertise to assist in finding solutions for their individual applications and challenges.

A global business, the Watson-Marlow Pumps Group is also positioned to respond to the needs of its multinational biopharmaceutical customers. Watson-Marlow has direct sales, stocking, and support operations in 20 countries and distributors in 50 others.

Markets Served

Watson-Marlow peristaltic pumps and tubing offer solutions to meet the needs of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical customers at any scale: from benchtop R&D and process development straight through to full-scale processing, purification, and fill/finish. Offering a contamination-free single-use fluid path, our pumps simplify cleaning validation and enhance the integrity of high purity processes such as nutrient feed, harvesting, antifoam, perfusion, pH adjustment, ultrafiltration, chromatography, media preparation, tablet coating, and filling.


Whether metering, transferring, or dosing, Watson-Marlow’s range of peristaltic pumps and tubing provide total process security.

Our peristaltic pumphead design is engineered for error-free tube loading, lowest-shear pumping, stable performance, and reliable tube life. Our versatile range covers applications from microliters per minute to over 125 liters per minute.

Backed by a five-year warranty and using precision brushless DC drive technology to achieve up to 1 million:1 flow range and 100 psi discharge pressure, Watson-Marlow pumps combine reliability, performance, and ease of use into a single package. Our breadth of manual, automatic, digital, and PROFIBUS pump options help customers optimize their process at any scale.

Focused on ensuring the highest purity fluid path Watson-Marlow is the only peristaltic pump manufacturer to produce its own range of USP Class VI tubing.

Watson-Marlow Pumpsil® platinum-cured silicone is post-cured for lowest extractables and is laser etched for ultimate traceability in single-use systems. For chemical processes, Watson-Marlow’s Bioprene® TPE is optimized for high chemical resistance and long pumping life. Watson-Marlow’s newest tubing, PureWeld®, is a weldable, high-purity TPE designed specifically for peristaltic pumping and overcomes the high spallation seen in other commercially available weldable tubes. A flexible supplier offering reliable delivery for any production scale, Watson-Marlow offers its range of tubing in boxes, spools, or bulk-packs.


 37 Upton Technology Park

Wilmington, MA 01887

Phone 800.282.8823

Website www.wmpg.com

Date Founded 1956

Number of Employees 400

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