Gerresheimer will focus on glass and plastic primary packaging at CPhl
At CPhl North America, taking place this week in Philadelphia, Gerresheimer will focus on glass and plastic primary packaging for solid and liquid drugs.
Based at booth 2008, Gerresheimer’s presence at CPhl North America – held 24-26 April in the Philadelphia Convention Center – will focus on glass and plastic primary packaging for solid and liquid drugs. The company will manufacture its well-known US type “Triveni” solid dosage containers and US eye dropper bottle systems at Centor in Berlin, Ohio, in a very near future. Part of the Gerresheimer Group since 2015, Centor is a leading manufacturer of plastic containers for prescription-only drugs destined for end users in the US.
“From May, we will be making two products that are in high demand in the US in North America itself. We have already installed and tested our production lines,” says Franck Langet, Business Development Manager North America, who will be on hand at CPhI North America to advise customers and visitors together with his team. In future, eye-drop bottles will be manufactured in Ohio under clean room conditions and with a fixed TE ring in accordance with the new FDA regulations, while Triveni dosing containers for tablets will also be produced there under the same conditions.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now stipulates that the TE-ring must be firmly attached to the bottle to protect the original contents. Gerresheimer’s US type drop bottle comes fitted with a TE-ring that is fixed in place on the bottle. The existing “European type” bottle system has been slightly modified to comply with the US market requirements. The dimensions, properties, and material remains however the same and minimize change control procedures. The bottle and the dropper are made from LDPE and the cap from HDPE. The US type dropper bottles can therefore be used for stability tests.
Gerresheimer’s “Triveni” containers have been specifically developed to meet the requirements of the US market. The round HDPE containers are equipped with the tried-and-tested induction sealing liner to serve as TE protection and are available in among others 30, 50, 60, 75, and 100 ml sizes.
The Gx Elite vials’ high quality standard hinges on the proprietary technology used to make them. The highly shatter-resistant vials are extremely durable and free of cosmetic defects.
Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industry. With specialty glass and plastic products, the Company contributes to health and well-being. Gerresheimer operates worldwide and its approximately 10,000 employees manufacture products in local markets, close to its customers. With our plants in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia, we generate revenues of approximately EUR 1.4 billion. The comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging and products for the safe, simple administration of medicines: Insulin pens, inhalers, prefillable syringes, injection vials, ampoules, bottles, and containers for liquid and solid medicines with closure and safety systems as well as packaging for the cosmetics industry.