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Stedim Biotech, Bosch sign agreement to develop single-use filling solutions

Pharma and biotech supplier Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) and Bosch Packaging Technology have signed an agreement to mutually design and develop single-use filling solutions to be used on Bosch’s aseptic filling equipment for final fill-and-finish operations of drug products.

SSB will provide pre-configured single-use filling transfer sets comprising bags, filters, tubing and connectors to Bosch, as part of the long-term global partnership agreement. Bosch will combine the filling transfer sets with its aseptic filling and barrier isolation technology into new systems for aseptic filling and will market, distribute and service them exclusively under its own brand name.

The German company Bosch will supply plug and play tools for its customers for aseptic filling operations, with the new Pre-Validated, Pre-Assembled, Pre-Sterilized (PreVAS) product line.

Bosch will also be able to expand its product and service portfolio in the fill-and-finish unit operations field by integrating SSB’s single-use technologies into its aseptic filling systems.

SSB Fluid Management Technologies marketing vice president Jean-Marc Cappia said the partnership promotes the implementation of single-use technologies into critical applications including final filling operations.

"By integrating single-use technology into fill-and-finish unit operations, they can handle smaller batches and product change overs in a safe, economic and flexible way," Cappia added.