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New at CPhI Worldwide: Gerresheimer complements its primary packaging portfolio introducing ready-to-fill vials

Expert lecture about Gx RTF vials at CPhI Worldwide in Frankfurt on October 25

Düsseldorf/Frankfurt October 16, 2017. In hall 4.2 at booth D02 at CPhl Worldwide in Frankfurt, Gerresheimer, a leading global manufacturer of primary packaging for the pharmaceutical industry is presenting the new Gx RTF vials. The customer can receive identically packaged sterile injection vials from two different manufacturers as Gerresheimer’s RTF vials will be delivered adopting Ompi EZ-fill® packaging process.

Two manufacturers – one packaging

Gerresheimer’s two areas of expertise – the glass forming of vials from tubular glass and the ready-to-fill processing of prefillable glass syringes  will also be combined with recognized Ompi EZ-Fill packaging technology for the new Gx RTF vials. The Gx RTF vials are washed, packed in trays or in nests and tubs and sterilized before being delivered to pharmaceutical customers. They can then be filled straight away without the need for any further steps in the process. 

“Our new injection vials meet our customers’ increasing desire for comprehensive solutions. By setting up a standardized packaging platform for sterile vials, we are making the process much simpler for the customer,” says Andreas Schütte, Member of the Management Board for Plastics & Devices at Gerresheimer. 

Flexibility through various packaging configurations

The new product currently exists in the 2R, 6R, and 10R formats in nests and tubs as well as in formats ranging from 4 to 13,5 ml in tray. Further formats will follow. The new packaging solution allows the vials to be used from the development phase of new medications to small or large-scale production.

“We are very happy that Gerresheimer is adopting our leading technology. Our scalable solution gives the customer more flexibility, enhances quality and safety, and reduces time to market”, says Mauro Stocchi, General Manager Pharmaceutical Systems Division of the Stevanato Group. 

Top quality requirements

Expert lecture about Gx RTF vials at CPhI Worldwide in Frankfurt on October 25The Gx RTF injection vials are made from borosilicate glass type I. They meet all established requirements of the applicable ISO standards and pharmacopoeias (USP and Ph. Eur.). By using the Ompi EZ-fill packaging formats, the risk of glass-to-glass contact, which could result in breakages, cosmetic defects, and particle contamination is minimized. 

Expert lecture at CPhl in Frankfurt

Maximilian Vogl, Product Manager Injection Devices in Business Devel-opment at Gerresheimer will give a presentation titled “Enhanced flexibility for packaging requirements: Ready-to-fill vials” at CPhl on Wednes-day, October 25 at 1:50 p.m. in the Innopack area.   

More information:

Gx RTF vials powered by Ompi EZ-fill
Gx RTF syringes
To learn more about Ompi EZ-fill, visit: www.ez-fill.com

About Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industry. With specialty glass and plastic products, the Company contributes to health and well-being. Gerresheimer operates worldwide and its approximately 10,000 employees manufacture products in local markets, close to its customers. With plants in Europe, North America, South America and Asia, Gerresheimer generates revenues of around EUR 1.4 bn. The company’s comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging and products for the safe, simple administration of medicines: insulin pens, inhalers, prefillable syringes, injection vials, ampoules, bottles and containers for liquid and solid medicines with clo-sure and safety systems as well as packaging for the cosmetics industry. 

Gx® and RTF® are registered trademarks of the Gerresheimer Group.
Ompi EZ-fill® is a registered trademark of Ompi, a Stevanato Group brand.

About Stevanato Group

The Stevanato Group was founded in 1949 and has since developed systems, processes, and services that guarantee the integrity of parenteral drugs. It comprises two operational divisions to supply the pharmaceutical industry: Pharmaceutical Systems with Ompi, a leading manufacturer of glass primary packaging, and Balda, a specialist in plastic products and application instruments; Engineering Systems with Spami, Optrel, InnoScan, and SVM, which specializes in glass processing and control systems as well as assembly and packaging solutions.

About Ompi, a Stevanato Group brand

At its sites in Italy, Slovakia, Mexico, China and Brazil, Ompi produces a broad range of glass primary packaging from traditional products like vials and ampoules to high-quality products like syringes and cartridges for autoinjectors and pen injectors. Vials, cartridges and syringes are also available in  sterile and ready-to-fill format (Ompi EZ-fill®).

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