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SCHOTT at Innopack/CPhI 2012
Pioneering pharmaceutical primary packaging solutions and analytic laboratory services
SCHOTT AG presented its complete range of products in the area of high-quality primary packaging for the pharmaceutical industry at the InnoPack/CPhl trade fair in Madrid from October 9 – 11, 2012. The highlights included SCHOTT Type I plus® brand delamination resistant vials and prefillable syringes made of glass and polymer. As part of the InnoPack Speakers’ Corner, Anil-Kumar Busimi, head of Global Product Management for the Syringe business, gave a presentation that addressed the needs of this promising future market and the solutions that SCHOTT has to offer.
With Type I plus®, SCHOTT introduced a set of delamination resistant vials for the first time ever. SCHOTT Type I plus® vials are particularly well-suited for pharmaceutical products that are incapable of being stored in conventional Type I glass. These include biopharmaceuticals that contain proteins, for example, which tend to show denaturation or formulations that interact with their containers. SCHOTT Type I plus® features a coating on the inside that is covalently linked with the glass matrix and drastically reduces interactions between the glass surface and the respective medication. This translates into greater security and higher stability for medications. The vials with their outstanding barrier properties can be subjected to all types of normal pharmaceutical procedures, including washing, autoclaving, sterilization or depyrogenation.
Syringes from SCHOTT are used for a broad scope of parenteral drugs in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and biotech industries. SCHOTT offers a wide range of syringe systems made of glass and polymer to meet all market requirements. SCHOTT forma 3s® glass syringes, for instance, are produced from high-quality SCHOTT Fiolax® Type I glass tubing on fully automated production lines. The products are available with a glued/staked-in needle, a Luer cone or a Luer-Lock adapter in sizes of between 0.5 and 3 milliliters. The syringes are washed, siliconized and assembled with a TipCap or needle shield and supplied to pharma companies in sterilized nest and tub configuration for aseptic filling.
The prefillable SCHOTT TopPac® polymer syringes, on the other hand, are manufactured out of COC (Cyclo-Olefin-Copolymer). SCHOTT TopPac® syringes are break resistant, light and transparent, and offer excellent barrier properties compared to other polymers used in the pharma industry. They are also supplied in nest and tub configuration and can be used directly for aseptic filling. Furthermore, they release no ions or heavy metals and the particle level is lower than that of glass syringes. SCHOTT TopPac® syringes are available in the range of 1 ml to 50 ml with integrated Luer-Lock that offers a robust system and “ease of use” for the end users.