LJ Star Inc. made a strategic investment in Alphinity USA Inc., for a bioprocessing pump technology that the  Twinsburg, Ohio-based provider of process observation equipment expects will diversify its product and business portfolio.

The investment enables Alphinity USA — a supplier of single-use solutions for the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry — to further expand its product line and manufacturing capabilities.

The Alphinity bioprocessing pump technology combines a pump and mixer in a single unit. Dubbed Pixer, the device reportedly provides precise, consistent fluid control at low volumes and pressures. such a capability is particularly critical in biopharmaceutical applications,says LJ Star, where processing operations require the transfer and mixing of living cells in a liquid medium to be done in a precise manner and without harm to the biologics. 

LJ Star says the investment supports its strategy to grow and diversify its business via disruptive technologies.