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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Customized solution for high counterfeit protection

Counterfeit drugs are an increasing threat to both patients and the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. Authorities around the world have issued new guidelines in the fight against pharmaceutical counterfeiters. To achieve an even better counterfeit protection, LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG and Bosch decided to implement an improved product coding. The manufacturer and developer of transdermal therapeutic systems received customer orders for the production and packaging of active ingredient patches. Data matrix codes had to be applied onto the packaging according to the drop-on-demand printing process. …more


First isolator line to hit the road to India

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Diabetes has developed into a widespread disease in India. According to the International Diabetes Foundation, India currently ranks second in the list of globally affected people with 65 million diabetes patients. The need for medicine is equally high. …more



Bosch and Klenzaids plan joint venture in India

Bosch Packaging Technology and Klenzaids Contamination Controls Pvt. Ltd. are planning a joint venture in India. Both companies signed agreements to this effect on November 28, 2014. The plan is for Bosch to acquire a 49 percent share in Klenzaids, an owner-managed company that produces processing, packaging, and clean-room technology for the global pharmaceutical industry. …more


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