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15.12.2016, Lebanon, USA

SCHOTT Expands Portfolio of Ready-to-use Pharma Vials as Adoption Increases

New 20, 25, and 30R Vial Formats Build on Existing adaptiQ® Portfolio for Use on More Than 30 Different Machine Types
SCHOTT has expanded its portfolio of ready-to-use pharma containers to meet growing market demand from drug manufacturers. The latest nest format will be able to hold 20R, 25R, or 30R ISO vials when it’s released in 2017, and will add to the existing 2R to 15R formats. The adaptiQ® concept permits pharma firms to fill different container formats on one production line while minimizing burdensome changeover times in between. SCHOTT developed adaptiQ® to be compatible with the industry’s filling and finishing equipment, and collectively, industry leaders such as Bausch & Stroebel, Bosch Packaging Technology, Groninger, Optima, and Vanrx have tested and verified adaptiQ on a large number of machine types.

This ready-to-use packaging solution enables pharma companies to react quicker to new industry trends without building specific manufacturing capabilities. The vials are nested securely, protecting them from scratches caused by vial-to-vial and vial-to-machine contact, and reducing breakage and contamination. As they are already sterilized, pharma companies can load them directly onto filling lines without expensive and time-consuming washing, sterilizing, and depyrogenation.

“Razor-thin margins and regulatory pressure have forced pharmaceutical manufacturers to make smarter packaging choices,” said Christopher Cassidy, VP Sales and Marketing for SCHOTT’s Pharmaceutical Systems Business in North America. “When the 20-30R ISO format comes online, SCHOTT will give pharma companies even more flexibility. The entire portfolio of ready-to-use vials allows pharma companies to trim costs while boosting efficiency, leading to higher profits.”

SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 35 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,000 employees, sales of 1.93 billion euros were generated in fiscal year 2014/2015. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment. www.schott.com
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Salvatore Ruggiero
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55122 Mainz
Germany
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