SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems

adaptiQ® ready-to-use vials from SCHOTT are now available
SCHOTT unveils adaptiQ®; a new concept of ready-to-use pharmaceutical vials which brings the pharma industry a major step closer to reacting quicker to market trends without having to build up large scale manufacturing capacities.

With new markets emerging and rising regulatory pressure more and more pharma companies are showing interest in these flexible filling concepts. They want to react quicker to market trends without having to build up large scale manufacturing capacities.

To meet these requirements, SCHOTT unveiled a new concept of ready-to-use pharmaceutical vials that has been modified in close cooperation with filling line manufacturers. adaptiQ® ready-to-use vials are pre-sterilized and packed in nests and tubs, simplify the filling process as they relieve pharma manufacturers from performing the pre-treating steps of depyrogenation, washing and sterilization. Since based on proven nest-and-tub standards, this enables pharma companies to process different types of packaging on the same production lines and without long set-up times. This way, even smaller batches can be filled very efficiently.

The system consists of a nest and tub configuration in which up to 100 ready to use pharmaceutical vials are securely fixed inside the nest in sterile packaging for delivery to the pharmaceutical companies.

What makes SCHOTT’s innovation unique is its patented nest design; adaptiQ® allows for vials to be subjected to all of the processing steps while inside the nest, even freeze-drying, weighing and closing for the first time ever. Besides simplifying the process, the main focus is on protecting the glass containers, which can no longer come into contact with each other or be scratched by coming into contact with machine components.