Eleven launches at one Stand – 15 to 19 June 2015Bosch at Achema 2015 Hall 3.1 Stand C71At Achema 2015, Bosch Packaging Technology, a leading supplier of process and packaging technology, focuses on its line competence. At the event, visitors can expect eleven market launches for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries on a floor space of over 1,000 square meters. With a combination of exhibits and multimedia presentations, Bosch showcases exemplary line configurations for different therapeutic areas.
At Achema 2015, Bosch Packaging Technology showcases exemplary line concepts for the production, processing and packaging of pharmaceuticals for different therapeutic areas“Whether customers need a complete line for the production and packaging of oncology drugs, for treatment of diabetes or gastric ulcers, or a solution for eye drops or cough syrup – Bosch is the competent partner for all pharmaceutical requirements,” explains Christian Treitel, head of pharma business development at Bosch Packaging Technology.
Solid and liquid pharmaceuticals
Bosch presents line configuration examples for the manufacturing of tablets for diabetes treatment, as well as for capsules that are administered to cure gastric and intestinal ulcers. The new Hüttlin granulation line Granulean, which is available in three standardized sizes, can for instance be connected to the new Manesty TPR tablet presses via suitable handling and transfer equipment. The capsule line comprises precise dosing, amongst others of pellets, as well as filling on the new GKF 2600 capsule filling machine, followed by inspection and transfer to the packaging process.
On the basis of different therapeutic areas and packaging types, three lines for liquid pharmaceuticals further illustrate Bosch’s line competence. For instance, equipment for all process steps of oncology drugs administered in vials is available – from Pharmatec bioprocess systems to highly precise filling, integration of freeze-drying and capping to external cleaning of vials with the new RAN washing machine. Apart from particle and cosmetic inspection, Bosch also presents a new inspection machine for leak detection. Furthermore, Bosch offers cartoning machines with sophisticated serialization and aggregation solutions for the secondary packaging process.
New developments based on pharmaceutical requirements
An exemplary syringe line shows how customers can efficiently produce, fill and package their drugs for the treatment of autoimmune disorders. Process systems for the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients and a new system for the generation of WFI (water for injection) are followed by formulation and filling on the flexible platform for pre-sterilized syringes with single-use filling systems. The latter can be combined with barrier systems and further equipment such as the new wireless glove tester. The line is complemented by particle and cosmetic inspection, further downstream equipment and complete secondary packaging solutions.
The manufacturing and filling process of liquid pharmaceuticals into cartridges is illustrated by the therapeutic area of diabetes care. The line starts with water treatment and insulin production systems, followed by market-leading filling and closing machines. Once the cartridges have been inspected, the insulin pens are assembled on the fully automated assembly platform from Moeller & Devicon, before they are packaged, serialized and aggregated. Many further components, such as CIP/SIP systems and equipment sterilizers, can be added to the line. “Depending on therapeutic area and dosage form, customers receive lines that are tailored exactly to their requirements, with ideally aligned machines and systems. At the same time, all new developments are based on pharmaceutical requirements,” Treitel underlines.