Bosch agrees fill and finish deal with Sartorius Stedim Biotech

Published: 22-Jun-2012

Firms will jointly develop single-use filling solutions for use on aseptic filling equipment

Bosch Packaging Technology is expanding its fill and finish equipment range by agreeing a long-term global partnership with Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB).

SSB is an international supplier of equipment and services for the development, quality assurance and production processes of the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry.

The agreement covers the joint design and development of single-use filling solutions to be used on aseptic filling equipment from Bosch for final fill-and-finish operations of liquid pharmaceuticals.

SSB will provide Bosch with pre-configured single-use filling transfer sets, consisting of bags, filters, tubing and connectors.

Bosch will combine these sets with its aseptic filling and barrier isolation technology to form new systems in the PreVAS (Pre-Validated, Pre-Assembled, Pre-Sterilised) product line for aseptic filling, and exclusively market and service these systems under the Bosch brand.

Joachim Brenner, responsible worldwide for the Bosch Pharma Liquid portfolio and general manager at the Crailsheim plant, said: ‘With our joint expertise, we intend to develop configurable and customised single-use filling solutions and to provide strong validation and technical support.’

Jean Marc Cappia, vice president of Fluid Management Technologies at SSB, added: ‘By integrating single use technology into fill-and-finish unit operations, they can handle smaller batches and product changeovers in a safe, economic and flexible way.’

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