HFFS Column Part 4: Protecting the sick

It is common knowledge that health is the most valuable asset we only become aware of when we get sick. Then consumers rely on pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Pharmaceutical manufacturers face particular challenges to properly package their products because they require a high level of product protection. To ensure consumer safety, validation equipment and hermetic sealing capabilities can be incorporated on horizontal flow wrapping lines. At the same time these systems protect the companies from costly product recalls, lawsuits and a tarnished brand. …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






Bosch Packaging Technology and Lighthouse Instruments: cooperation for automated headspace leak detection

Bosch Packaging Technology today announced a cooperation with Lighthouse Instruments, LLC, headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. The cooperation will result in a new machine series for pharmaceutical container closure integrity (CCI) testing with laser headspace analysis (HSA) exclusively marketed by Bosch. To this end, Lighthouse will exclusively license and supply Bosch with laser measurement systems for automated pharmaceutical leak detection applications.

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