Two pharmaceutical projects to be recognized in the "Facility of the Year" program at Interphex 2013 featured equipment from Groninger. Among the winners were F. Hoffmann La Roche Ltd. and Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, both of which utilized machinery from Groninger, the company reported in a press release.
IBSA Farmaceutici Italia, a subsidiary of the Swiss Institute Biochimique S.A., aseptically fills and sterilizes syringes. At its site in Lodi, for instance, IBSA fills 16 million pre-filled syringes with sodium hyaluronate for intra-articular and intradermal use and 2.2 million syringes with solvents for freeze-dried powders. To meet increasing demand for prefilled syringes, IBSA added a new production building featuring Bosch Packaging Technology’s (www.boschpackaging.com) FXS nested syringe filling.
Vetter has been awarded first place for the category Most Improved Manufacturing Project or Process at this year’s European Outsourcing Awards. The application for the company’s new high-speed filling line for pre-sterilized syringes was the top choice among the jury of experts due to its intelligent concepts and systems. The award was given to the company at a gala dinner on October 10, during the CPHI Worldwide/iCSE show in Madrid.