100% inspection of parenteralia
The project will result in the development of a fully automatic industrial machine for 100% inspection of parenteralia based on an innovative vision architecture (dedicated software and optical layout) and an ancillary technology (HSGA - Head Space Gas Analysis) for testing the sterility of the product via container integrity inspection.
The new automatic inspection process performed with the Lyo-Check machine will impact the lyophilized products sector in terms of extended shelf-life for prolonged storage, as well as a higher quality of product due to lower inspection errors, lowering the overall process cost compered to manual inspection.
The result has a great value for the Italian technological company, since Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever, with nearly 80 billion euros of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) and is highly selective: of more than 20,000 applications in the first 2 years, less that 6% of the projects has been approved for development.
In the words of Adriano Fusco, Strategy and Development Director: “Antares Vision is widely recognized as the world leader in serialization technology for the pharma industry, but this grant acknowledges we are also very active in our other key business areas. The company research and development team features some of the world’s best specialists in visual inspection, and this is only the first result of many more to come from our research center”.
“The Inspection machines division has obtained extraordinary results in the last three years, launching several systems that represent a real breakthrough in the market” confirms Davide Sacchetti, Business Development Manager for Inspection Machines. “Several major multinational companies manufacturing large volume parenteral products have already chosen Antares Vision solutions for combined vision inspection and leak detection, thanks to hi-performance vision and software architecture allowing to inspect through matt plastic, typical of the blow-fill-seal process”.
“This latest achievement recognizes the outstanding work conducted by the research team, which always takes into account the three pivots of all Antares’ inspection machines technology: perfect mechanical handling; dedicated optical layout which is product-related; advanced algorithms for consistent software judgment. The same principles and criteria will be adopted while designing the upgraded version of the Lyo-Check inspection machine”.
During the Lyo-Check project, the new pilot and industrial machines will be employed for demonstrations in operational environment, with trials on potential customer’s products.