Gerresheimer presents glass and plastic syringe systems at the PDA Parenteral Packaging Conference

Gerresheimer will be presenting its range of vials and pre-fillable syringe systems at the PDA Parenteral Packaging Conference, in Prague, 5-6 March 2013. Dr. Wolfgang Dirk, Product Manager Plastic Parenteral Vials, will be talking about the properties and uses of glass and plastic as primary packaging materials.

The Gerresheimer Group offers a comprehensive and innovative portfolio of pharmaceutical primary packaging products and is one of the leading experts in the development and manufacture of syringes made from glass and plastic (cyclic olefins). The diverse range of vials and pre-fillable syringe systems will be on show at the PDA Parenteral Packaging Conference, in Prague, 5-6 March 2013.
In his presentation, Dr. Wolfgang Dirk, Product Manager Plastic Parenteral Vials, will be talking about the properties and uses of glass and plastic as primary packaging materials. Taking the example of MultiShell® plastic vials, he will explain why the COP contact area on these vials is advantageous for storage of highly sensitive drugs and reduces potential interactions between the drug and packaging.
ClearJectTM brand syringes are transparent, pre-fillable plastic syringe systems made of cyclic olefin polymer (COP) which also have special barrier properties that make them ideal for sensitive parenteral medications and for the demanding fields of cytostatics and biopharmaceuticals. These syringe systems are sterilized as TasPackTM (Taisei Advanced Sterile Packaging) and supplied as ready-to-use products. The range was recently supplemented with back-stops and finger flanges. Gerresheimer is responsible for technical customer advisory services and the marketing of ClearJectTM TasPackTM syringe systems in Europe and America.
Gerresheimer manufactures glass pre-fillable syringes as bulk or ready-to-fill products. RTF®-brand ready-to-fill glass syringes can have multi-colour printing, a laser-applied identity code and a tamper-evident closure system. They are also delivered to the pharma industry sterile, pre-assembled and, if desired, with baked-on siliconization.
Gerresheimer is an internationally leading manufacturer of high-quality speciality products made of glass and plastic for the global pharma and healthcare industry. The Group realizes revenues of around EUR 1.2 billion and has around 11,000 employees at 47 locations in Europe, North and South America and Asia.