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Gx MultiShell vials are safe and efficient packaging for biopharmaceuticals

Gx MultiShell vials are safe and efficient packaging for biopharmaceuticals

9 Feb 2015

Gx MultiShell vials are safe and efficient packaging for biopharmaceuticals

The Gx MultiShell vials are the first packaging to incorporate the superior features of polymers, but without the customer facing this material’s typical disadvantages. They deliver added value to the pharmaceuticals manufacturer by offering a higher level of safety and cost-effectiveness in the filling, transportation, storage and administration of biopharmaceuticals.

The Gx MultiShell polymer vials are the first packaging product to unite an inner and outer layer of COP (Cyclic Olefin Polymer) with a center polyamide layer. COP has a number of properties that are superior to glass. For example, it reduces the interaction between the highly sensitive biopharmaceuticals and the packaging to the minimum, which means considerably less adsorption.

A new feature, resulting from the special design of the outer layer, is that its barrier properties are up to 40 times more effective than all other polymers. In fact, Gx MultiShell vials have such a high level of oxygen impermeability that they are predestined to be a packaging for reaction-sensitive parenterals. The three-layer structure also substantially increases their break resistance.

 

Gx MultiShell vials considerably improve the stability and therefore the shelf life of pharmaceuticals. Their break resistance from filling to administration is unprecedentedly high. Lower protein adsorption minimizes product losses and eliminates the need to ‘overfill’ the vials. These advantages offer impressive added value to pharmaceuticals companies in terms of both safety and cost-effectiveness, particularly if they manufacture expensive preparations for injections or infusions.

 

Media Contacts
Jens Kürten
Director Corporate Communication & Marketing
Telephone: +49 211 6181-250
Fax: +49 211 6181-241
E-Mail: j.kuerten@gerresheimer.com

Marion Stolzenwald
Senior Manager Corporate Communication
Telephone: +49 211 6181-246
Fax: +49 211 6181-241
E-Mail: m.stolzenwald@gerresheimer.com