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07.02.2017, Mainz, Germany

SCHOTT Expands Ready-to-Use Portfolio with Nested Cartridges

Nested syringes and vials have made pharmaceutical manufacturing lines more efficient, lowered total cost of ownership (TCO), and added flexibility in fill and finish operations.
SCHOTT Expands Ready-to-Use Portfolio with Nested Cartridges
SCHOTT Expands Ready-to-Use Portfolio with Nested Cartridges
Now SCHOTT is introducing nested cartridges to round out its portfolio of ready-to-use (RTU) packaging. The new system will give pharma manufacturers a faster, more flexible, and cost-effective way to fill and assemble cartridges. SCHOTT has unveiled the system at PharmaPack in Paris beginning of February.

SCHOTT’s nested cartridges are supplied in a standard tub and nest configuration and can be compatible with existing syringe filling lines or new flex filling lines, allowing manufacturers to fill multiple forms of packaging without the burden of changing over equipment. As a result, manufacturers gain greater flexibility to accommodate new drugs and clinical trials, minimizing the time and cost of producing small batches or even ramping up commercial production.

All cartridges arrive washed, dried, siliconized, assembled with crimp seal, and sterilized, saving further cost, time, and resources for manufacturers. Quality is improved through a nested configuration, which prevents glass-to-glass contact during filling, transport, and storage, ensuring each cartridge remains free of scratches and contamination.

“Pen injectors, patch pumps, and wearable injectors are pushing drug administration from the hospital to the home and prefilled cartridges are the first choice for primary packaging, which help patients administer their injections in a safe and easy way using compact, familiar packaging,” said Anil Busimi, Global Product Manager for Cartridges, at SCHOTT. “Nested cartridges will enable manufacturers to meet that demand while keeping costs lean and quality high. By expanding our portfolio of RTU packaging to include cartridges, we’re giving manufacturers better ways to fill demand and also meet increasing regulatory pressure.”

Each industry-standard tub holds 100 clean and sterile cartridges by the shoulders to reduce movement, especially during transportation. Nested cartridges will soon be available in various sizes. For more information on nested cartridges visit

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, pharma, electronics, optics, life sciences, 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 1.99 billion euros were generated in fiscal year 2015/2016. 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.
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