Robotic Modular System for Small Batch Filling

Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology-02-02-2021, Volume 45, Issue 2
Pages: 13

The GENiSYS R from AST (pictured) is a modular system that automates aseptic filling and the closing of vials, syringes, and cartridges.

The GENiSYS R from AST (pictured) is a modular system that automates aseptic filling and the closing of vials, syringes, and cartridges. Formulated for small batch filling, the system uses robotics from Stäubli, a mechatronics solutions provider, to attain complete in-process control for applications involving drug manufacturing, compounding, cell and gene therapy development, personalized medicine, and cytotoxic drug processing.

Stäubli TX2-40 and TX2-60 Stericlean robots are included in the system, making it equipped to process small batches and offering protection from contamination. The robots are formulated to perform intricate and repetitive tasks to protect product quality and save the operator and end user from potential risks.

The system can meet different process requirements and containers through the combination of its modular design and robotics. Users of the system can program recipes particular to container formats and drug products, along with specific robot movements and pump settings by using its human-machine interface, ASTView. This includes fine-tuning needle fill depth and speed and exact positioning to alleviate air disturbance.

AST, Stäubli

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