Gerresheimer, a worldwide leader in primary packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, will enhance its portfolio by adding Gx RTF vials. Ready-to-fill or ready-to-use vials are the state of the art solution to fulfill customer requirements regarding quality, flexibility and less complexity. To achieve this, Gerresheimer and Ompi have signed a mutual agreement in order to allow Gerresheimer to use the Ompi EZ-fill packaging technology. The new products will provide the customers with more flexibility: either with small batches, initially at the clinical trials stage, or with industrial production.
“Our new portfolio will meet the growing demand for comprehensive solutions. Together with Ompi we will make a further step towards establishing one standardized platform for ready-to-fill vials, which make the customer process very easy and smooth,” said Uwe Röhrhoff, CEO of Gerresheimer AG. “We’re glad our leading technology has been adopted by Gerresheimer. Our solution, which has proved to be scalable, will benefit the customer with more flexibility, increased quality and safety and quicker time to market,” said Mauro Stocchi, General Manager Pharmaceutical Systems division at Stevanato Group.
Vials are the standard primary packaging for parenteral drugs. Gerresheimer offers vials in all sizes corresponding to international standards and pharmacopoeia requirements. The Gerresheimer offering does include solutions for biotech and other specialist pharma drugs. The new Gx RTF vial portfolio will be based on already established quality offerings for vials like PharmaPlus and Elite Glass. By adapting this knowledge to vials and combining it with the well-established Ompi EZ-fill packaging solution provides added value to customers, enabling them to source one identically packed vial from two suppliers.Ready-to-fill vials are washed and sterilized solutions provided in trays or in nests and tubs. The pharmaceutical customer can immediately fill the ready-to-fill vials without any further process. Gerresheimer has been producing RTF glass syringes (ready to fill) for more than 15 years already and has recently launched RTF COP syringes produced in Europe.