When it comes to filling these days, just like most packaging functions, speediness is a priority. “Everyone wants speed, because time is money,” explains Timm Johnson, vice president, sales & marketing, for Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery Inc.
But to achieve speed, you’ve got to fully understand the capabilities of a given filling method.
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.