Gerresheimer Exhibits Pharma Highlights In Glass And Plastic

Date: 15 September 2009
Source: Gerresheimer
Pharma packaging made of tubular glass and plastic is exhibited by the Gerresheimer Group at Plasto Ispak (September 7-9, 2009 in Tel Aviv, Israel).

A wide range full of new ideas awaits visitors in both areas: across the field of solid and liquid medicines Gerresheimer is regarded as one of the most innovative and also most versatile partners for the pharma industry worldwide. The spectrum presented ranges from syringes to vials and closure systems (Stand 10, Hall 1). For the pharmaceutics & life science industry, Gerresheimer is today one of few complete suppliers, says Burkhard Lingenberg, Director of Marketing and Communication for the globally active Group. With highlights from its Tubular Glass and Plastic Packaging divisions the exhibition in Tel Aviv provides an impressive cross-section. The outstanding standard of the product range is characterized not only by the variety of shapes and the comprehensive quality claim of the Group but also by a wealth of intelligent details.
In the case of syringes the key focus is still on RTF® (Ready to Fill): the all-glass systems supplied completely ready to fill and sterile are for example also offered by Gerresheimer with laser coding – a practically indelibly laser-applied product ID which makes the type and origin of each syringe traceable at any time – or with multicolor printing by heat transfer, which makes calibrations, barcodes and other product information much easier to comprehend. Substantial progress has been achieved particularly with regard to sensitive biotech medicines through baked-on siliconisation – patented under the name Baked-On RTF™. Through this process the silicone oil which is a well-tried glide agent for the syringe plunger is fixed to the glass wall, thereby substantially reducing the risk of interaction of the silicone oil with active substances such as proteins or peptides and as a result significantly improving the stability of the medicine in the syringe.
The range of syringe accessories is also impressive: TERNS and TELC for example stand here for the Rigid Needle Shield and the Tamper Evident Luerlock Closure with thermoplastic elastomer, complemented by interesting add-on systems such as the Backstop as an application aid. Crystal-clear plastic syringes under the umbrella brand Clearject™ round off the range: these systems are made of highly resilient COP (Cyclic Olefin Polymer) and, because of their specific advantages such as an inert surface, are particularly suited for use in the demanding field of cytostatics and biopharmaceutics. In parallel, possibilities such as multicolor printing by heat transfer, as already mentioned, are also available for the wide range of glass vials, ampoules and cartridges. For the vials, Gerresheimer has additionally introduced a new classification by product categories which facilitate customer orientation according to individual quality requirements and the intended purpose of use: the top category here is the PharmaPlus™ line with maximum precision and surfacetreatment options.
The display of system packaging made of plastic is more comprehensive and multifaceted than ever. In addition to containers of every kind for solid and liquid medicines, a range of practiceoriented peripherals which serve to enhance both safety and convenience make this world of plastic packaging particularly attractive. Multifunctional closure and dosage systems are available for eye droppers, nose sprays and lotion dispensers - as well as moistureabsorbing tablet containers for example. In addition to plastic types such as HDPE and LDPE, Gerresheimer now also offers a complete range of PET bottles.
Gerresheimer AG
Burkhard Lingenberg
Director Corporate Communication & Marketing
Telephone +49 211 6181-250
Telefax +49 211 6181-241

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