Swiss Government Turns to Swissfillon for COVID-19 Test Kit Production

07.08.21

Drug product CMO specialist adapts to provide 0.8 million prefilled syringes.

Swissfillon AG, a Swiss drug product contract manufacturing organization (CMO) specializing in the sterile filling of highly potent liquid APIs, has supplied 0.8 million aseptically filled transport media in syringes for the Swiss Army Pharmacy’s COVID-19 PCR test kit. The project began back in March 2020, when the Swiss Army Pharmacy approached Swissfillon. The mandate to provide testing capabilities for Switzerland's 8.6 million population was urgent.
 
In less than 4 weeks, Swissfillon developed and established an efficient and reliable filling process for the transport medium, which the Swiss Army Pharmacy had procured from Zurich-based KlusLab.
 
"Thanks to our technical team, we were able to manage the initial filling under great time pressure within a very short time, an achievement which we are proud of,” said Daniel Kehl, CEO, Swissfillon.
 
The syringes are filled aseptically on the company's own isolator filling line. This line is also used for filling sterile injectables, which is Swissfillon's core business.
 
Founded in 2013 in Visp (Valais, Switzerland), Swissfillon offers manufacturing expertise for vials, syringes and cartridges from 1lt to 200lt bulk batch size with an innovative, fully automated and highly flexible filling line.