Pharmapack North America 2013: Gerresheimer presents glass and plastic pharmaceutical packaging products

Düsseldorf/Philadelphia, May 22, 2013 - Gerresheimer will be exhibiting standard and customized solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries at Pharmapack North America, Philadelphia on June 18 and 19 (stand 509). The presentation concept focuses on innovative solutions that meet the healthcare market's increasingly high quality and safety requirements.

Gerresheimer specializes in reliable primary packaging for pharmaceuticals made of materials that are ideal for the product application. Glass and plastic pharmaceutical packaging products are suitable for most liquid and solid medications. However, Gerresheimer also has innovative and safe solutions for new parenteral drugs with different pH ranges or toxic pharmaceuticals.

The new <link _top external-link-new-window "Opens external link in new window">MultiShell® vials</link> unite the best properties of plastic and glass in a high quality container for liquid medications. They are made of COP/polyamide/COP (cyclic olefin polymer) in a sandwich structure. These multi-layer vials are far more break-resistant than glass vials. Gerresheimer received the German Packaging Award in November 2011 for the MultiShell® plastic vial design.

The COP <link _top external-link-new-window "Opens external link in new window">ClearJectTM syringes</link> are also one of Gerresheimer’s flagship products. Heavy metal-free COP is perfect as a primary packaging for sensitive medications for oncology, ophthalmology and other fields of medicine.

Gerresheimer is renowned for its pre-fillable <link _top external-link-new-window "Opens external link in new window">RTF®</link><link _top external-link-new-window "Opens external link in new window"> syringes</link> made of tubular glass. Pre-fillable syringes are available as bulk products and in ready-to-fill format, which means that they are washed, siliconized, pre-assembled and sterilized.

Gerresheimer tubular glass is the input material for a comprehensive range of high quality pharmaceutical vials, ampoules and cartridges in numerous filling sizes and design variants.

The <link _top external-link-new-window "Opens external link in new window">Duma® OneLiner™</link> is a twist-off closure developed by Gerresheimer specifically for the US market with the mandatory foil seal. The containers with and without integrated seal are completely identical on the outside. This means that tablet manufacturers who serve both the European and US markets now no longer need to set up their filling machines for different packaging types.

Links to further information:

  • Gerresheimer Tubular Glass
  • Gerresheimer Plastic Packaging

About Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer is an internationally leading manufacturer of high-quality specialty products made of glass and plastic for the global pharma and healthcare industry. Our comprehensive portfolio of products extends from pharmaceutical vials to complex drug delivery systems such as syringe systems, insulin pens and inhalers for safe medication dosage and application. Together with our partners, we develop solutions which set standards and have role model status in their respective market sectors.

Our Group realizes revenues of more than one billion euros and has around 11,000 employees at 47 locations in Europe, North and South America and Asia. We use first-rate technologies, convincing innovations and targeted investments to systematically consolidate our strong market position.

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