Filling Equipment

Romaco Exhibits Tube Filler For Pharma Packaging

Romaco is showcasing the Romaco Unipac U 2060 automatic tube filler at PackExpo, booth S-232. The filler has an enclosed design that meets ergonomic requirements. With a compact structure and a footprint of less than one and a half square metres, the unit is easy to access and extremely versatile.

Vetter Filling Line Lands European Honors

The company has received Most Improved Manufacturing Project or Process at the European Outsourcing Awards.

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.

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Catalent Increases Sterile Fill-Finish Capacity

Catalent Pharma Solutions has completed construction of its newly-renovated 3300-sq-ft aseptic fill-finish manufacturing facility at Research Triangle Park, NC, where it offers comprehensive sterile product formulation and development.
The renovation provides a four-fold increase of the sterile fill-finish capacity at the site and adds new complementary technology to Catalent’s existing service offerings (see http://www.catalent.com/index.php/development, http://www.catalent.com/index.php/supply).
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Factoring Social Costs

In evaluating scenarios for its business after a 2007 management buyout, Pharmalucence managers considered the impact on employment.
“We were at the bottom of the recession where jobs were being lost; we didn’t want to be part of that,” President Glenn Alto said in a presentation “Making It Massachusetts” at Interphex.
Outsourcing pharmaceutical production—one of the options considered—would downsize the firm by more than 50 employees.
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Pharmalucence To Launch Bosch Fill-Finish Isolator Line

The drug manufacturer sets up as a CMO with a new Boston BioTech Cluster-based facility.
Pharmalucence (www.pharmalucence.com) is building a barrier isolated aseptic fill-finish facility as it further develops its business segment in contract manufacturing.
The isolator line will support fill-finish of Pharmalucence’s manufactured radiopharmaceuticals, while providing expanded capacity for contract services the company projects will grow 10% annually for ten years.
Bosch Packaging Technology (www.boschpackaging.com) is supplying the MLF2020 Isolator Line for Vi
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Bosch, Sartorius Stedim Collaborate On Single-Use Filling Solutions

Sartorius Stedim Biotech and Bosch Packaging Technology announced a long-term global partnership agreement covering the mutual design and development of single-use filling solutions to be used on Bosch’s aseptic filling equipment for final fill-and-finish operations of drug products.
 
SSB will provide Bosch with pre-configured single-use filling transfer sets, consisting of bags, filters, tubing and connectors.

Catalent Increases Sterile Fill-Finish Capacity

Catalent Pharma Solutions has completed construction of its newly-renovated 3,300 square foot aseptic fill-finish manufacturing facility at Research Triangle Park, NC, where it offers comprehensive sterile product formulation and development.
The renovation provides a four-fold increase of the sterile fill-finish capacity at the site and adds new complementary technology to Catalent’s existing service offerings.

OSO BioPharmaceuticals Invests $5 Million in New Equipment, Infrastructure

The company has implemented various equipment and building improvements, including a rolling diaphragm pump filling suite from Bosch.

OSO BioPharmaceuticals Manufacturing LLC is investing more than $5 million in equipment and infrastructural improvements that include a new Grade A aseptic filling suite for liquid, suspension and lyophilized products.

The rolling diaphragm pump filling suite, manufactured by Bosch, comes equipped with optional rotary piston and peristaltic pumps. It will function at 115 percent of the previous line’s capacity, increasing the speed and efficiency with which OsoBio can deliver drug products to clients.

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Pharmatek Adds New Technology For Liquid Fill Production

Pharmatek Laboratories, Inc., San Diego, announced that it has expanded its existing liquid encapsulation capabilities by purchasing a Qualicaps FS3 Automated Liquid Filling and Banding System. The addition of the Qualicaps FS3 unit to Pharmatek's manufacturing capabilities increases overall efficiency at the Phase 2 production scale.

Interphex 2012

Interphex 2012 will be held at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Center on May 1-3, 2012. Headlining this event will be a series of keynote presentations presented by leading subject matter experts.

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