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Flexibility by Design

Groninger introduces FlexPro 50, a modular turnkey machine concept for the aseptic filling and closing of Ready-To-Use vials, cartridges and syringes. As requirements have shifted from high speed filling lines towards the processing of significantly diverse biotech products in smaller batches, this market trend requires new solutions for aseptic processing.

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As a pharma-specialized machine building company, Groninger & Co. GmbH recently introduced the FlexPro 50, a modular filling and closing system designed to process Ready-To-Use vials, cartridges and syringes, as well as vials in bulk and trays. FlexPro 50 lines can be executed with manual or fully automated process steps depending on the requirements. The machine concept is based on modular machine trolleys used in standardized isolator modules supplied by Franz Ziel GmbH. Although nested Ready-To-Use vials, cartridges and syringes can be processed on one line configuration by just changing format parts, additional flexibility is given by exchanging the machine trolleys to process also vials in trays or vials in bulk in the same line configuration.
 
Depending of the line configuration, an output of up to 4,700 objects per hour is possible. The standardized isolator modules were designed around the processing steps with the results of a very compact machine design and space savings of about 40%.
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The isolator works independently of the facility´s HVAC system – the entire technical equipment is built in the isolator with an overall height of less than 3 meter (9.8 feet). Hand gloves on front and backside of the main and add-on isolators allow machine access from both sides. The new Direct-Injection-System reduces the decontamination cycle by about 50%.
 
As part of a turn-key solution, Groninger cooperates with companies Franz Ziel GmbH for isolators and Martin Christ Gefriertrocknungsanlagen GmbH for freeze-drying modules.
 
 
Press contact:

Anita Meister
Head of Marketing
a.meister@groninger.de
Phone +49 7951 495 3236
www.groninger.de
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Germany