Pharma

Technical Audits: Getting a check-up from head to toe

Just like we human beings, production equipment also needs a health check-up every now and then, performed by a team of specialist “doctors”.

Whether it is the output or scrap rate, set-up or handling time – packaging and processing lines have many areas where subtle problems can hide. But once a problem is recognized, how is the manufacturer to identify these hidden issues without disassembling the entire line?

We have got the answer: a “technical audit”.

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Glove Testing Systems – The highest safety for isolators and RABS

Barrier systems such as isolators or RABS play a fundamental role in the protection of people and products in pharmaceutical production. Only tenths of a millimeter thick gloves are the most crucial interface in these hermetically sealed units. To ensure that barrier systems are sterile, and processes remain safe, a thorough and regular inspection of the glove integrity is vital. The regulatory requirements for gloves are strict. However, they also leave plenty of choice for suitable test methods. Many facility operators face the question as to which method is suited best for which system.

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Auto-injector assembly: Flexible and scalable production is key

Self-administration of drugs on the rise

PCI Pharma Services relies on RRA assembly machine from Bosch Packaging Technology

The injectable drug delivery market has experienced a huge change in recent years. Due to drastic changes in lifestyle and the accompanying increase in chronic diseases such as diabetes, the demand for injectable drugs has been growing for decades. This transformation relates not only to the quantity, but also to the way in which injectable drugs are delivered today.

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How to transfer products into barrier systems

There are many things to consider when transferring products and materials into barrier systems. It begins with categorizing the pharmaceutical product and defining the aseptic environment. How is my product categorized? What processes and procedures are commonly used? Which room classifications are available? These and many other questions are a first baseline to start with.

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Xelum R&D on world tour

Bosch Packaging Technology’s Xelum R&D for the continuous production of oral solid dosage (OSD) forms holds substantial potential: since it was first introduced to selected customers in 2018, the compact, innovative machine has attracted considerable interest. …more




Inspiring insights at the PDA in Mainz and Gothenburg

October 9 and 10, 2019, the training for “Best Practices for Glass Primary Containers” of the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) in Mainz entered its third round. After the success of the courses in the past years, participants could look forward to interesting and practice-oriented lectures and an experienced team of trainers this year. …more


5 questions to Matthias Angelmaier – Product manager barrier systems and isolator technology

Today, the processing of highly potent pharmaceuticals is becoming increasingly important. However, this is not the only trend that has an impact on the pharmaceutical industry. In this interview, Matthias Angelmaier, global product manager for barrier systems and isolator technology, not only gives answers to current trends and development opportunities, but also provides exciting insights behind the scenes of a product manager.

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