Filling Equipment

Speedy and Sanitary Filling

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.

Vetter Expands Filling Capacity

Vetter is investing more than $100 million across its production sites in Germany and the United States  to meet increasing demand from pharmaceutical and biotech customers for filling capacity.

JHP Pharma To Produce Late Stage Ophthalmic Product

JHP Pharmaceuticals has announced that it has entered into a manufacturing agreement with an undisclosed pharmaceutical company which has developed proprietary products that provide sustained and localized drug concentration.

The Latest in New Products

Featured products include a Cartoner, a Capsule Filler, and a Form-Fill-Seal Machine.

Horizontal Cartoner

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Pharma Tech Readies Line for New Nasal Delivery Device

Custom filling, line automation, and humidity control are developed as OptiNose prepares for an NDA filing.
As an outsourcing partner with pharmaceutical companies, Pharm Tech Industries (PTI; www.pharma-tech.com) often develops complete solutions for customers in providing turnkey contract manufacturing and packaging services.
The Royston, GA–based CMO and packager draws on a staff of in-house engineers to accomplish a technology transfer and to meet custom requirements with first-of-kind solutions.
For the OptiNose Delivery System, PTI is developing a complex filling and packag
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Groninger Provided Equipment to Two Facility of the Year Award Winners

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.

Romaco To Unveil Two New High Speed Filling Models

Romaco, Karlsruhe/Germany, is extending its Macofar LF 200 product family with two more models for filling liquids into glass and plastic bottles at high speeds.

Vetter Launches New Syringe Filling Line

Vetter announced that its new award-winning filling line is fully validated and ready for cGMP filling, after successful media-fill completion. One customer project is underway, with more in the wings, the company said.

MWV Expands Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Centre of Excellence

MeadWestvaco Corporation has announced the expansion of its pharmaceutical manufacturing Centre of Excellence, based in Hemer, Germany.
The Centre is the core for MWV’s global pharmaceutical dispensing systems manufacturing network. The $7.5 million project includes expanding clean room molding and assembly capacity, and the introduction of a state-of-the-art logistics system to control the flow of finished goods and components.

Bosch Delivers Syringe-Filling Line to Drug Contractor in Italy

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.

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