Gerresheimer Introduces Ready-to-Fill Vials at CPhI Worldwide 2017

Oct 16, 2017
By Pharmaceutical Technology Editors

Gerresheimer, a manufacturer of primary packaging for the pharmaceutical industry, is presenting its new ready-to-fill vials (Gx RTF) at CPhI Worldwide 2017. Gerresheimer specializes in glass forming of vials from tubular glass and ready-to-fill processing of prefillable glass syringes. For the new Gx RTF vials, the company has combined its expertise with recognized Ompi EZ-Fill packaging technology. The Gx RTF vials are washed, packed in trays or in nests and tubs, and sterilized before being delivered to pharmaceutical customers. The vials can then be filled straight away without the need for any further processing steps.

“By setting up a standardized packaging platform for sterile vials, we are making the process much simpler for the customer,” Andreas Schütte, member of the Management Board for Plastics and Devices at Gerresheimer, said in a press statement.

The new product currently exists in the 2R, 6R, and 10R formats in nests and tubs as well as in formats ranging from 4 to 13,5 ml in tray. Further formats will follow. The new packaging solution allows the vials to be used from the development phase of new medications to small- or large- scale production.

The Gx RTF injection vials are made from borosilicate glass type I. According to Gerresheimer, the vials meet the requirements of applicable ISO standards and pharmacopoeias (USP and Ph. Eur.). Using the Ompi EZ-fill packaging formats minimizes the risk of glass-to-glass contact, which could result in breakages, cosmetic defects, and particle contamination.

Presentation at CPhl: Maximilian Vogl, product manager, Injection Devices, Business Development, Gerresheimer will be giving a presentation titled “Enhanced flexibility for packaging requirements: Ready-to-fill vials” at CPhl on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 1:50 pm in the Innopack area.

Source: Gerresheimer, Booth D02 in Hall 4.2

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