Impact of Sterilisation Method on Packaging Component Machinability Performance: Steam vs. Gamma Evaluation of the 1ml Long Plunger

Oct 1, 2014

The machinability of parenteral packaging components is recognised to have a significant influence on productivity of the drug product manufacturing process. As Simon Côté of West Pharmaceutical Services explains, there are various processes that can be used for washing and sterilising elastomers for aseptic fill, and depending on conditions of processing, the physical and functional characteristics of the component will be altered to some degree. In this case study, elastomeric components intended for aseptic processing are considered with respect to machinability on a lab-scale filling line. ...

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Gentlewing: The Name Says It All

Oct 1, 2014

Implementing innovations in the pharmaceutical market is an ambitious task. In an industry that requires precise and reproducible results, changes to current systems always involve certain challenges. According to Dr Marcus Knöll of Bosch, an external study can provide certainty, which was the case with the uniquely shaped ‘Gentlewing’ mixing device from Hüttlin GmbH, a subsidiary of Bosch Packaging Technology, based in Schopfheim, Germany. A study conducted by the University of Mainz, Germany, confirmed that the special design of the device offers several advantages to users – while achieving the same processing results as a conventional mixer. ...

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