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Successful launch: FLT 1000 with isolator

Bosch FLT isolator

Visitors to Pharma Expo 2016 in Chicago, Illinois, saw the successful launch of the fully automated FLT vial filling and closing machine. It is the most recent addition to the highly flexible FLT product family. For the first time, this machine was now showcased with an isolator.

 

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Ampoules – true all-arounders

Bosch ALF for ampoule fillung

Ampoules are suitable for a wide range of liquid pharmaceuticals. They are among the most commonly used pharmaceutical containers and the demand is increasing – especially in the emerging markets Brazil, Russia, India and China. …more


The changing roles in pharma

The pharma industry is rapidly changing

The pharmaceutical industry is changing at a rapid pace. This not only involves new medical developments, guidelines and corresponding equipment, but also the roles of all stakeholders. Uwe Harbauer, Senior Vice President of Bosch Packaging Technology’s Pharma Business Unit, shares his thoughts with us in a three-part interview. …more


Tailor-made sterilization

Do you want to know which sterilization process works best for your newly developed product? Or do you want to optimize existing methods to manufacture more efficiently? For any questions associated with terminal sterilization, the Bosch affiliate Schoeller-Bleckmann Medizintechnik (SBM) can help you out. With tests carried out in its dedicated “process X-pert center”, SBM makes for processes that perfectly match your products. At its site in Ternitz in Austria, SBM provides state-of-the-art equipment covering the most common sterilization processes, including vacuum steam, steam/air mixture and hot water shower. …more


Low temperature generation of HPW and WFI

The pharmaceutical industry fundamentally requires water in two levels of purity for production: Clean water in PW quality (Purified Water) and water for injection (WFI). The high WFI quality can be produced via technical methods using filtration or distillation processes. However, only distilled water is currently approved for injection purposes in Europe. …more



A pioneer in the fight against medicine shortage

Ebola, AIDS, malaria – the people of West Africa are repeatedly affected by particularly severe epidemics. The reasons, above all, are insufficient medical care as well as the limited local production of medicine. In order to overcome these drawbacks, the physician Dr Guy Dovi-Akué returned from Germany to his home town Lomé in Togo in the early 1990s. “Most doctors from Africa who work in Europe never go back. But I had the feeling of being needed in Togo”, he reports. …more


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