Bosch Packaging Technology and Sartorius Stedim Biotech Introduce PreVAS
Robert Bosch GmbH
Packaging Technology, Stuttgarter Straße 130
Press release date: June 1, 2012
Global collaboration announced
· Pre-validated, pre-assembled and pre-sterilized single-use technology
· Safe, economic and flexible handling of small batches and fast changeovers
· Fill-and-finish portfolio expanded by products and services
Bosch Packaging Technology and Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) announced a long-term global partnership agreement at Achema 2012 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. SSB is a leading international supplier of equipment and services for the development, quality assurance and production processes of the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry. The agreement between Bosch and SSB covers the mutual design and development of single-use filling solutions to be used on aseptic filling equipment from Bosch for final fill-and-finish operations of liquid pharmaceuticals. SSB will provide Bosch with pre-configured single-use filling transfer sets, consisting of bags, filters, tubing and connectors. Bosch will combine these sets with its aseptic filling and barrier isolation technology to form new systems for aseptic filling, and exclusively market, distribute and service these new filling systems under the Bosch brand.
Pre-validated, pre-assembled and pre-sterilized
With the new product line PreVAS (Pre-Validated, Pre-Assembled, Pre-Sterilized), Bosch will supply its customers with highly cost-effective plug and play tools which provide additional flexibility for aseptic filling operations backed by comprehensive validation packages. "By integrating SSB's single-use technologies into our aseptic filling systems, we are expanding our product and service portfolio in the area of fill-and-finish unit operations by an important component. With our joint expertise, we intend to develop configurable and customized single-use filling solutions and to provide strong validation and technical support," Joachim Brenner, responsible worldwide for the Bosch Pharma Liquid portfolio and general manager at the Crailsheim plant, stated.
"The partnership with Bosch promotes the implementation of single-use technologies into critical applications such as final filling operations and strengthens the confidence in single-use technology," Jean Marc Cappia, Vice President Fluid Management Technologies, SSB specified, and added: "Our customers from the pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical industry are facing rising cost pressure and time constraints. By integrating singleuse technology into fill-and-finish unit operations, they can handle smaller batches and product changeovers in a safe, economic and flexible way."
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The Bosch division Packaging Technology, based in Waiblingen (Germany), is one of the leading suppliers in the field of processing and packaging technology. In more than 15 countries worldwide it develops and produces complete solutions for the pharmaceutical, food and confectionery industries. The comprehensive service portfolio completes the package. The worldwide sales and service network offers local contacts. More information at www.boschpackaging.com
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.5 billion euros in fiscal 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some 4.2 billion euros for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.
The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering." The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.
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