Capsule Filling Machine handles highly potent substances.

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Suited for pharmaceutical researchers and manufacturers, GKF HiProTect provides fully integrated containment capsule filling system capable of processing potent substances. Design prevents contact between operator and potent substance, eliminating need for safety equipment, and its filling station processes powder, tablets, pellets, and liquids as well as combination formats. Other features include no-cap/no-fill function, check weighing system, and CIP system.

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GKF HiProTect - Innovative Containment Capsule Filling Machine for Highly Potent Substances

Fully integrated check weighing system offers up to 100 percent control
Combined WIP and CIP system enables automated cleaning processes
No-cap/no-fill function prevents product loss and internal contamination

Bosch Packaging Technology extends its GKF series with the HiProTect, a fully integrated containment capsule filling system for processing potent substances. The new GKF HiProTect meets the growing need of pharmaceutical researchers and manufacturers for a true containment solution. The design of the GKF HiProTect prevents contact between the operator and potent substances, eliminating the need for expensive and awkward air suits, masks and other safety equipment.

The filling station processes powder, tablets, pellets, liquids and even combination formats. Additional filling units are easy to install without extensive downtime. The no-cap/no-fill function prevents product loss and contamination inside the machine.

GKF HiProTect fulfils various Process Analytical Technology (PAT) requirements. A statistical gross and net weight control (IPC) or 100 percent control ensures enhanced end product quality. Even the slightest change in product weight is reported to the filling station so that errors are caught early and production downtime and product waste is minimized.

The GKF HiProTect containment concept features an integrated wash-in-place (WIP) or clean-in-place (CIP) system. By one-touch activation, high pressure nozzles clean the interior of the machine with strong acids, caustic solution and desalinated water. Pre-programmed cleaning configurations guarantee a reproducible cleaning process.

"The GKF HiProTect is a true containment solution for filling highly potent substances and capsules. The fully integrated check weighing technology, automated cleaning system, and flexibility in filling materials make the GKF HiProTect a true innovation. Optional peripheral equipment like product alignment and handling systems allow a lights-out-operation," states Felix Nink, product manager at Bosch Packaging Technology.

About Bosch Packaging Technology

Bosch Packaging Technology, based in Waiblingen (Germany), is one of the leading suppliers for holistic systems for packaging and process technology. In 14 countries worldwide the company develops, produces and distributes modules and systems for the pharmaceutical, confectionery, and cosmetics industries, as well as other food and non-food industries.

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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, some 272,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros in fiscal 2007. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 300 subsidiary and regional companies in over 50 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spends more than three billion euros each year for research and development, and in 2006 applied for over 3,000 patents worldwide. 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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