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Schott to unveil pharmaceutical packaging concept

German industrial specialty glass products manufacturer Schott will unveil its new concept of ready-to-use pharmaceutical vials, adaptiQ.


The adaptiQ is combination of a holder that can contain about 100 vials securely fixed inside a nest in order to be delivered to a pharmaceutical company packaged in a sterile container.

The new concept is said to enable companies fill the vials immediately by avoiding arduous processing steps such as washing, drying and sterilization as well as freeze-drying, weighing and closing while inside the nest.

Schott product manager Gregor Deutschle said pharmaceutical companies get freedom to react to new market demands quickly if they can use the same production line for various lot sizes and types of containers such as syringes, vials and cartridges.

"Moreover, costs can be lowered by shortening the process chain and reducing its complexity," Deutschle added.

AdaptiQ also offers protection to the glass containers as they do not touch each other or be scratched by coming into contact with machine components.

Additionally, the adaptiQ allows the companies to freely access the bottom to ensure temperature transition during processes like lyophilization.


Image: Schott’s adaptiQ is combination of a holder that can contain about 100 vials fixed inside a nest.