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Gerresheimer specializes in containers and complex devices

At MD&M East in New York, Gerresheimer is presenting innovative plastic containers and devices for the world of medicine.

Düsseldorf/New York, May 19, 2015. A pharmaceutical drug’s effectiveness depends on how it is packaged and administered. The active ingredients have to be safely packaged and precise dosage is essential, irrespective of whether the product is administered by physicians or the patients themselves. That’s precisely what the innovative and proven products on display in Gerresheimer’s booth 2133 at MD&M East in New York from June 9-11 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center do.

Auto-injectors are one of the more recent products Gerresheimer specializes in containers and complex devices added to Gerresheimer’s comprehensive range, when it secured a contract for them from a leading American pharmaceuticals manufacturer. Gerresheimer was chosen as supplier as a result of its special expertise in injection-related products and applications and the scope of services it offers. The auto-injector is composed of fourteen plastic components and three metal parts. The plastic components are produced by Gerresheimer, and then made into two subassemblies for final assembly and filling on the customer’s premises.

Gerresheimer’s range of prefillable syringes is further proof of its injection-related application competence. The syringes are made of glass and used around the world as packaging for pharmaceutical and biotech products. They are the first choice primary packaging material for vaccines and numerous other medications and also used for ophthalmic applications. Gerresheimer’s portfolio also includes ClearJect syringes made of COP (cyclic olefin polymer), a high-performance polymer, for special biopharmaceutical and oncological parenteral drugs.

The MultiShell vial by Gerresheimer proves that Gerresheimer specializes in containers and complex devices excellent barrier properties and glass-like transparency can be combined in one single product. It protects its content by way of a sandwich or multilayer structure composed of cyclic olefin polymer plus a polyamide layer as an oxygen barrier. This protects sensitive pharmaceuticals against oxidation and water vapor, and the polyamide oxygen barrier increases their shelf life. Gerresheimer has established a commercial production line and offer 2, 5, 10, 15, 50 and 100 ml vials. The installation of a multifunctional, automated packaging line will enable the packaging of different vials from bulk to ready-to-use.

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MultiShell is a registered trademark of the Gerresheimer Group. ClearJect is a trademark of Tasei Kako Co. Ltd.

About Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industries. The company’s special glass and plastic products contribute to health and well-being. Gerresheimer is a global organization with 11,000 employees and manufacturing operations in the local markets, close to customers. It has over 40 production facilities in Europe, North and South America and Asia generating revenue in excess of EUR 1.3 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.

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