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Bosch expands PreVAS portfolio Pre-validated single-use filling systems from a single source

  • Successfully used by customers in Europe, the U.S. and China
  • New multi-tubing port for efficient upgrades
  • All key components as well as pre-tests from a single source
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  • June 03, 2014
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Crailsheim / Duesseldorf, Germany – At Interpack 2014, Bosch Packaging Technology, a leading supplier of process and packaging technology, presented the expanded portfolio of the single-use filling system PreVAS. “The existing system has been successfully introduced to the market. Now the time has come to offer our customers additional solutions for their existing line concepts and to consequently extend our portfolio,” Klaus Ullherr, product manager at Bosch Packaging Technology said. The name PreVAS stands for pre-validated, pre-assembled and pre-sterilized single-use filling systems, which Bosch Packaging Technology has developed in cooperation with Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB).

Fast and economic upgrades
Since the official launch in 2012, PreVAS has been successfully established in the market and is used by customers in Europe, the U.S. and China, who produce in accordance with strict GMP guidelines and FDA regulations. “As with every successful system, the development of PreVAS is also never fully completed. We constantly work on developing new approaches for specific customer requirements,” Ullherr explained. With the PreVAS pump trolley, customers now receive a mobile filling station, which can be flexibly combined with existing filling lines. In this version, the product bag is situated outside of the isolator, while the filling tubes are compactly and safely guided through the isolator wall via the newly developed multi-tubing port, before being connected to the filling station. “Customers can now quickly and economically upgrade their existing lines to filling operations with PreVAS,” Ullherr said.

Comprehensive pre-validation
Just like the entire single-use filling system, the multi-tubing port is also fully validated. Prior to its market launch, PreVAS was tested and validated under realistic conditions for one year. Amongst others this included performance tests for filling accuracy, biocompatibility tests, extractable and leachable studies as well as particle tests. “Our customers receive all key components from a single source – bag, pump and tubing, as well as filling needles. Combined with comprehensive validation and technical support for upgrades, PreVAS answers the requirements of the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry for higher filling accuracy as well as safe and flexible solutions for simple and quick product changes,” Ullherr concluded.

Contact:
Klaus Ullherr,
phone: +49 7951 402-517

Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 6,200 associates, the Bosch Packaging Technology division is one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology. At over 30 locations in more than 15 countries worldwide, a highly-qualified workforce develops and produces complete solutions for the pharmaceuticals, food, and confectionery industries. These solutions are complemented by a comprehensive after-sales service portfolio. A global service and sales network provides customers with local points of contact.

Additional information is available online at www.boschpackaging.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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