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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“Combi Filling Station” – Multiple filling technologies on a single platform

Pharmaceutical drug manufacturers have increasingly a broad variety of products in their portfolios. With so much product diversity, manufacturers would traditionally need multiple filling lines, each equipped with different filling technologies, to accurately handle their range of liquid pharmaceuticals.

The Bosch solution to this challenge is the combination filling station. The “combi” filling station is a highly flexible …more


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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Product Manager Matthias Angelmaier at the PDA Taiwan and 3rd Annual Aseptic Processing Summit in Vienna

Focusing on the impact of digitization on pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and patient care the “PDA Drug Delivery of Injectables Conference” took place in Taipei, Taiwan from November 12 to 13, 2019. One of the goals of this conference was to answer the following questions: How can primary packaging and the fill-finish process interact? Which devices such as pens, auto-injectors and wearables with electronic functions are available on the market? What is the current status of digital technologies in an aseptic environment? And what are the advantages for the patient? …more


Risk management: must-have for any pharmaceutical company

Quality Risk Management (QRM) is a systematic process for assessing, controlling, communicating and reviewing risks that affect the quality of a medicinal product. An efficiently implemented quality risk management system (QRM) ensures the quality of products throughout the entire life cycles and is an enabler of the Pharmaceutical Quality System (PQS). …more


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