SCHOTT Expands Ready-to-Use Portfolio with Nested Cartridges

SCHOTT Expands Ready-to-Use Portfolio with Nested Cartridges

Nested syringes and vials have made pharmaceutical manufacturing lines more efficient, lowered total cost of ownership (TCO), and added flexibility in fill and finish operations.

Now SCHOTT is introducing nested cartridges to round out its portfolio of ready-to-use (RTU) packaging. The new system will give pharma manufacturers a faster, more flexible, and cost-effective way to fill and assemble cartridges. SCHOTT has unveiled the system at PharmaPack in Paris beginning of February.

SCHOTT’s nested cartridges are supplied in a standard tub and nest configuration and can be compatible with existing syringe filling lines or new flex filling lines, allowing manufacturers to fill multiple forms of packaging without the burden of changing over equipment. As a result, manufacturers gain greater flexibility to accommodate new drugs and clinical trials, minimizing the time and cost of producing small batches or even ramping up commercial production.

All cartridges arrive washed, dried, siliconized, assembled with crimp seal, and sterilized, saving further cost, time, and resources for manufacturers. Quality is improved through a nested configuration, which prevents glass-to-glass contact during filling, transport, and storage, ensuring each cartridge remains free of scratches and contamination.

“Pen injectors, patch pumps, and wearable injectors are pushing drug administration from the hospital to the home and prefilled cartridges are the first choice for primary packaging, which help patients administer their injections in a safe and easy way using compact, familiar packaging,” said Anil Busimi, Global Product Manager for Cartridges, at SCHOTT. “Nested cartridges will enable manufacturers to meet that demand while keeping costs lean and quality high. By expanding our portfolio of RTU packaging to include cartridges, we’re giving manufacturers better ways to fill demand and also meet increasing regulatory pressure.”

Each industry-standard tub holds 100 clean and sterile cartridges by the shoulders to reduce movement, especially during transportation. Nested cartridges will soon be available in various sizes. For more information on nested cartridges visit http://www.schott.com/pharmaceutical_packaging/english/products/cartridges.html


In the future, bigger DESERT power plants will be set up on Brazilian soil, and together with existing turnkey production systems, they intend to take up a large share of the products and assets this sector will possess locally. J.v.G. Thoma plans to build up a local network of sales agents that can extend a premium offering to neighbouring countries in South America. Eventually, the company hopes to be able to expand its customer base to clients in North America.

Hans Thoma, general manager from the Thoma-group, is eager to acquire a substantial market share in Brazil, a growing country with tremendous potential for solar energy output. Having complied with local official procedures (Inmetro, TÜV, Fraunhofer CSP) and cleared the way for future business collaboration, he expresses his hope that the solar industry will henceforth expand quickly.

”Being able to introduce Brazil to the infinite opportunities of a solar industry is a privilege for J.v.G. Thoma GmbH, and one that we are extremely grateful for. At the same time, this placed the ball squarely in our court, and the pressure to get the ball rolling quickly was high. Now that the lengthy initial formalities are out of the way, we can focus on making this project a success.“

The first DESERT solar module production in BRAZIL! Lets go ....
J.v.G. Thoma GmbH is delivering a DESERT turnkey production line to Brazil, the first of its kind and hopefully the first in many breakthroughs to leave the factory floor on their way to the largest country in South America. With a capacity of 30 MW, this is a small semi-automatic DESERT production line, but still a flagship in terms of DESERT solar module production and electricity generation in the country, now fully functional and ready to start with operation.

The machinery consists of DESERT production machines for high-efficiency DESERT solar modules built specifically for extreme hot climate, such as can be seen in deserts or in tropical areas. Made solely in Germany and built using the latest in DESERT and TROPIC module production, the systems inlcudes all cutting-edge technology.

Certified DESERT solar modules, DESERT containers, DESERT power plants and DESERT manufacturing machinery built using pioneering DESERT and TROPICS technology are now fully set up, and ready to perform. But powering on the machinery has been a long time coming. Up until recently, this advanced piece of equipment had been waiting for clearance at a port in Brazil. Now that the formalities have been dealt with, both J.v.G. Thoma and its customer in Brazil can get production under way.

J.v.G. Thoma GmbH is a company whose vision has always been to harness the infinite power of the sun and convert it into an inexhaustible supply of energy. But a vision such as this requires global reach, and this project has opened new doors. Brazil is not only a gateway to South American cooperation, but also the launchpad to international reach and expansion.

Following the delivery of this initial order, J.v.G. Thoma GmbH will be looking forward to an ongoing collaboration with the Brazilian company. From setup and initial training to setting the scene for a ramp up, J.v.G. Thoma will be there to provide expertise and assistance. Moreover, the company will be jointly responsible, along with the client, for the successful integration of the DESERT solar module factory.

In the future, bigger DESERT power plants will be set up on Brazilian soil, and together with existing turnkey production systems, they intend to take up a large share of the products and assets this sector will possess locally. J.v.G. Thoma plans to build up a local network of sales agents that can extend a premium offering to neighbouring countries in South America. Eventually, the company hopes to be able to expand its customer base to clients in North America.

Hans Thoma, general manager from the Thoma-group, is eager to acquire a substantial market share in Brazil, a growing country with tremendous potential for solar energy output. Having complied with local official procedures (Inmetro, TÜV, Fraunhofer CSP) and cleared the way for future business collaboration, he expresses his hope that the solar industry will henceforth expand quickly.

”Being able to introduce Brazil to the infinite opportunities of a solar industry is a privilege for J.v.G. Thoma GmbH, and one that we are extremely grateful for. At the same time, this placed the ball squarely in our court, and the pressure to get the ball rolling quickly was high. Now that the lengthy initial formalities are out of the way, we can focus on making this project a success.“

The first DESERT solar module production in BRAZIL! Let
Source: SCHOTT AG