Leading pharma packaging companies commit to supply for Covid-19 fight

Stevanato Group, SCHOTT, and Gerresheimer confirm the readiness to support future Covid-19 Vaccine with pharmaceutical containers

The CEOs of Gerresheimer, Stevanato Group, and SCHOTT are committed to ensuring ample supply of pharmaceutical containers for any Covid-19 vaccine and treatment that is developed, and that no patient shall be left behind, no matter what region of the world they live in. Also, the companies will make every effort to support the pharma industry’s’ priorities for overall medication supply in addition to Covid-19 drugs. Each of the three companies manufactures billions of type-1 borosilicate glass vials, the most proven and most widely available material used to store and deliver vaccines around the world. They are making the statement to provide confidence in the global pharmaceutical supply chain in times of uncertainty.

“We stand ready to support the pharmaceutical companies in the fight against the pandemic. We will do our utmost to provide the required containers in the best quality. The fact that 50 billion borosilicate glass containers are already deployed each year for a wide variety of vaccines and treatments, and that we have made significant investments to expand capacity makes us optimistic this can be achieved. “
Dr. Frank Heinricht, Chairman of SCHOTT’s Management Board

Read the full press release here.

Hand with glove holding glass vial. Credits: Paul Biris / getty images

June 16th, 2020

Salvatore Ruggiero
Marketing and Communication
SCHOTT AG

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