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Pharmtech & Ingredients: Innovative packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries

Specialist talk on the move toward small-scale production and ready-to-use packaging

Düsseldorf/Moscow, November 16, 2017. Gerresheimer will be at booth A225 at the Pharmtech & Ingredients international exhibition in Moscow (Crocus Expo IEC) from November 21 to 24, presenting innovative glass and plastic products and solutions for packaging and administering medicines safely and easily.

“There is a trend toward small-scale production and multi-purpose lines, meaning RTU (ready-to-use) packaging is becoming more common, especially when it comes to vials and syringes.” This is the point Nikolaus Netzel, Product Manager Prefillable Systems at Gerresheimer, will be making in his talk on the development of prefillable system applications for syringes and injection vials on November 23, from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Gx® InnoSafe™: Ideal for pharma companies and end users

With their exposed cannulas, used syringes are a source of risk at physicians’ surgeries, laboratories, and hospitals the world over. Although existing needle protection systems reduce the risk of injury for the end user, they are more complex for pharma companies to fill and must be handled by medical specialists. With the Gx InnoSafe, Gerresheimer is now offering a syringe with an integrated passive safety system that avoids inadvertent needlestick injuries, prevents repeated use, and is designed with pharmaceutical companies’ production processes in mind as well as being simple and intuitive for medical specialists to use.

Gx RTF® vials, the Ompi EZ-fill® packaging processes, and a specialist presentation

Gerresheimer’s RTF vials are supplied using the well-known Ompi EZ-fill® Gx RTF® vials, the Ompi EZ-fill® packaging processes, and a specialist presentation packaging format, allowing customers to purchase identically packaged sterile injection vials from two different manufacturers.

TE ring – now firmly attached to the bottle

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now stipulates that the TE ring must be firmly attached to the bottle to protect the original contents. This product change was very easy to make, owing to Gerresheimer’s experience with the type B dropper TE ring - now firmly attached to the bottlebottle, which already has a fixed TE ring. Production of dropper bottles with fixed TE rings will get under way at the company’s sites in Poland, India, and the U.S. in the third quarter of 2017.

Gx® Elite vials – the top of their class

This range by Gerresheimer sets new standards for type I vials made from borosilicate Gx® Elite vials – the top of their classglass. Gx Elite vials are a premium-quality, zero-defect product thanks to comprehensive optimization of the conversion process – from the tubular glass through to final packaging of the vials – which, above all else, prevents glass-to-glass and glass-to-metal contact throughout the entire process chain.

More information about Gerresheimer products is available online:

Glass primary packaging for pharmaceuticals
Plastic primary packaging for pharmaceuticals
Drug delivery systems and diagnostics products

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 our plants in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia, we generate revenues of approximately EUR 1.4 billion. The comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging products as well as convenient and safe drug delivery systems such as insulin pens, inhalers, pre-fillable syringes, vials, ampoules, bottles, and containers for liquid and solid pharmaceuticals with closure and safety systems, plus cosmetic packaging products.

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

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