Bosch Packaging Technology and Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) have entered a long-term global partnership for the mutual design and development of single-use filling solutions to be used on Bosch’s aseptic filling equipment for final fill-and-finish operations of liquid pharmaceuticals.
SSB will provide Bosch with pre-configured single-use filling transfer sets, including bags, filters, tubing and connectors. Bosch will combine the sets with its aseptic filling and barrier isolation technology to form new systems for aseptic filling. Bosch will exclusively market, distribute and service these new filling systems.
“By integrating SSB’s single-use technologies into our aseptic filling systems, we are expanding our product and service portfolio in the area of fill-and-finish unit operations by an important component. With our joint expertise, we intend to develop configurable and customized single-use filling solutions and to provide strong validation and technical support,” said Joachim Brenner, general manager for the Bosch Pharma Liquid portfolio at the Crailsheim plant.
“The partnership with Bosch promotes the implementation of single-use technologies into critical applications such as final filling operations and strengthens the confidence in single-use technology,” Jean Marc Cappia, vice president Fluid Management Technologies, SSB specified, and added, “Our customers from the pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical industry are facing rising cost pressure and time constraints. 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.”