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Dividella puts its Stars on show at INTERPHEX 2014
Grabs, Switzerland: –Parenteral packaging specialist Dividella will feature its AmeriStar and WorldStar-winning ultra compact syringe carton at this month’s INTERPHEX International Pharmaceutical Expo in New York.
The NeoTOP 804 topload cartoner was the power behind the 10-count flu vaccine prefilled syringe carton, co-designed with Sanofi Pasteur that was judged a winner of a WorldStar Medical & Pharmaceutical award in Barcelona in November 2013, following its previous triumph at the AmeriStar awards in April. The ultra-compact solution features a top-load carton made from 100% recyclable paperboard, eliminating pre-made plastics, saving Sanofi Pasteurmore than $1m annually. Additionally, halving pack volume has led to corresponding savings in cold-chain shipping and storage costs, while the NeoTOP 804 has quadrupled output to 80 cartons per minute /800 syringes per minute, doubling Overall Equipment Effectiveness to more than 70 per cent.
The 10-count carton has also been shortlisted for the WorldStar Sustainability Award. Dividella is waiting on the formal Awards Ceremony at Interpack in Düsseldorf on May 13th to find out whether it has won a gold, silver or bronze award.
Dividella’s stand at INTERPHEX (Booth 3007) will also showcase its vial and autoinjector packages used by the world’s top ten biopharma companies, as well as video demos of the NeoTOP machines in action.
Dividella will also join Medipak Systems Group sister company Seidenader as part of thenew IPS Inspection & Packaging Technologies Tour at INTERPHEX. Seidenader will feature their new CS system designed for inspection of liquid and lyophilized parenterals at speeds up to 24,000 containers per hour, making automated inspection affordable for smaller production lines.
“We have attended INTERPHEX every year since 1995 and, once again, look forward to meeting existing and new clients, and exchanging knowledge and insights with fellow professionals,” said Christoph Hammer, Dividella’s Chief Technical Officer.
“Every new appearance at this event confirms that we are becoming recognized as the first port of call when looking for sustainable solutions, low Total Cost of Ownership and high savings on Total Cost of Package,” added Mr. Hammer.
Dividella AG, a member of the Medipak Systems Group, specializes in developing and manufacturing packaging machinery for the pharmaceutical industry with specific expertise in packaging requirements for parenteral products. Based at Grabs in the canton of St. Gallen in eastern Switzerland, Dividella counts 20 of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies among its clients, including the entire top ten.
Dividella provides complete secondary packaging solutions for medicinal products that can be difficult to stack, such as needles, injector pens, vials and syringes. Its TopLoading solution enables product handling with extreme care and safety. Dividella patented feeding systems guarantee products are handled with care while maintaining high output.
Dividella’s team of expert engineers and specialists also create solutions tailored to specific customer needs and products.
All Dividella processes and products are designed and engineered to be environmentally friendly.
About INTERPHEX 2014
INTERPHEX (International Pharmaceutical Expo) has become a globally recognized single source event for biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing and processing solutions and technologies. The Expo showcases equipment, accessories and technologies while offering networking and peer-to-peer sharing opportunities, presentations and interactive demonstrations.
This year’s event will feature more than 650 vendors and is expected to attract some 12,000 pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry professionals.
More than a thousand product lines will appear at INTERPHEX 2014, including bioprocess systems & services, cleanroom equipment, contract research development, manufacturing &packaging, facility design and construction, laboratory & testing services, instrumentation, quality assurance and control (QA/QC) systems, materials handling & logistics, packaging equipment & accessories, processing machinery and automation systems.
INTERPHEX 2014 is organised by Reed Exhibitions with PDA (Parenteral Drug Association) as principal sponsor.
Marta Berger, Marketing Manager, Dividella AG
Tel: +41 (0) 81 750 3387