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Movable Peristaltic Pump Filling System Flexible and Mobile Fillingssystem — Combination for Higher Flexibility

Author / Editor: Zhengyang Hu* / Anke Geipel-Kern

A contract manufacturer archives more flexibility implementing a flexible and mobile Fillingssystem: For the first time, Bosch implemented a movable peristaltic pump filling system with Prevas in China. This allows the customer, a leading pharmaceutical contract developing and manufacturing service provider, to get Fast-track-market-release. Thanks to the new design, the company is able to switch between the existing piston pump filling station and the new peristaltic pump filling system.

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Prevas is a complete disposable system and also suitable for isolator technology for large scale production.
Prevas is a complete disposable system and also suitable for isolator technology for large scale production.
(Bild: Bosch)

Sensitive liquid biopharmaceuticals are especially demanding in terms of filling processes. Hence, not every system is suited for every application. For several customers’ new products, the largest Chinese CDMO — Wuxi Apptec — needed an additional filling solution and contacted Bosch Packaging Services to support with a modification of its existing Bosch FLC 3040 filling machine. For the first time, Bosch implemented a movable peristaltic pump filling system in China. Founded in 2000, the Chinese company Wuxi Apptec ranks among the leading global pharmaceutical contract developing and manufacturing service providers.

The 1,300 staff of Wuxi Biologics, a subsidiary of Wuxi Apptec Corporate, focuses on the development and manufacturing of biopharmaceutical drugs. Wuxi Biologics needs flexible production equipment to process the most diverse products. At its facility in Wuxi near Shanghai, the company uses a Bosch FLC 3040 filling machine equipped with a rotary valve piston pump to fill liquid pharmaceuticals into vials.