Disposable Filling System promotes production uptime.

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Offered as ready-to-install, qualified, and validatable solution, PreVAS reduces cleaning and downtime during production as well as sterilization requirements while also preventing cross contamination. Peristaltic pump, which permits tool-less and single-handed tubing change, is available for volumes up to 500 mL as well as in autoclavable version with removable pump head and connections made from PEAK plastics.

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"PreVAS" at Interpack 2011 Bosch offers Customized Solutions for Disposable Filling Systems from a Single Source

  • Lower cleaning- and downtime during production
  • Reaction on qualification and validation as a key challenge
  • Peristaltic pump for filling volumes up to 500 milliliter

    At Interpack 2011 in Düsseldorf, Bosch Packaging Technology presents their new disposable filling system concept "PreVAS". "As a system provider we would like to offer our customers a ready-to-install well qualified and validatable solution," explained Product Manager Klaus Ullherr about the PreVAS methodology. The advantages of exchangeable filling systems, such as lowered cleaning- and downtime during production, extremely reduced sterilization requirements and the prevention of cross contamination are obvious. Bosch offers with their solution answers to open questions regarding interfaces, qualification and validation. "Disposable filling systems have literally turned the market around," explained Klaus Ullherr.

    PreVAS was developed in cooperation with a strategic partner for disposable materials. Therefore our customers benefit from the synergy between filling system competence from a machine manufacturer and a plastic manufacturer with sterilization know how. For PreVAS, flow behavior, interfaces, tubing layout, distribution and connection point aspects are pursued using a holistic approach. In addition, questions such as the introduction of materials into a qualified area like a sterile room or isolator are solved with the new concept. Furthermore, the Bosch mock-ups have proven to be extremely useful in creating operator-friendly layouts of transfer ports and glove ports.

    A further development of the successful Bosch peristaltic pump permits a tool-less and single-handed tubing change especially well suited to isolators. This pump is available, not only for volumes up to 500 milliliter, but also in an autoclavable version with a removable pump head and connections made from PEAK plastics. "After a very successful introduction of the peristaltic pump, we were right once more," explained Klaus Ullherr.

    Klaus Ullherr
    phone: +49 7951 402-517

    Contact person for press inquiries:
    Johanna Bauer
    phone: +41 58 674-7416

    The Bosch division Packaging Technology, based in Waiblingen (Germany), is one of the leading suppliers in the field of packaging technology. In 16 countries worldwide it develops and produces complete systems in packaging and process technology for the pharmaceutical, confectionery and food industries. Customized system solutions complete the service package. Bosch Packaging Technology's sales and service teams operate worldwide. 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, some 285,000 associates generated sales of 47.3 billion euros in fiscal 2010. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is repre¬sented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent 3.8 billion euros for research and development in 2010, and applied for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both inno¬vative and beneficial.

    Bosch is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as a "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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