Gerresheimer at CPhI South East Asia: new tubular glass production plant in India – MultiShell vials for sensitive drugs

Gerrsheimer will be at CPhI South East Asia

Gerresheimer will be showcasing news items and innovations at CPhI South East Asia in Jakarta from 27 to 29 March.

A new plant for manufacturing glass vials and ampoules in the Indian city of Kosamba and innovative plastic MultiShell vials with unique barrier properties: These are the news items and innovations that Gerresheimer will be showcasing at CPhI South East Asia in the Indonesian capital Jakarta from 27 to 29 March.
“Whether a drug is better off stored in glass or plastic depends on its active ingredient and its characteristics,” says Lars Priess, Vice President Sales & Business Development Asia Plastic Packaging, “Gerresheimer can provide packaging made from both materials. We want to give our customers solutions that are best suited to their formulations.”
Gerresheimer’s new glassworks in India will allow it to more than satisfy the strong demand for Gx vials. The vials made by Gerresheimer can hold between 1 and 50 ml. As well as its vials, the company will also be showcasing other core products including ampoules, cartridges, flasks, and more specialty products made from various grades of borosilicate glass.
Gx MultiShell vials combine the best properties of plastic and glass packaging for drugs in liquid form. They are available with a monolayer structure made from cyclic olefin polymer (COP) or with a distinctive multilayer structure featuring two layers of COP sandwiched around a central polyamide (PA) layer. The vials boast unique barrier properties that improve the drugs’ stability and thus extend their shelf life accordingly. Their multi-layered structure is incredibly resistant to punctures, preventing the liquid from escaping even under extreme mechanical loads and making the vials an ideal packaging solution for cytotoxic drugs. The vials are available in 2, 5, 10, 15, 50, and 100 ml sizes.