Article | October 3, 2016

Blow/Fill/Seal Technology Automates Aseptic Vaccine Packaging

Source: Weiler Engineering, Inc.
Blow/Fill/Seal Technology Automates Aseptic Vaccine Packaging

By Andy Goll, director of sales and marketing, Weiler Engineering

Today, the trend with vaccine packaging is ready-to-administer single-dose packaging. Whether in the form of prefilled syringes or single-dose twist-off containers, this type of packaging offers safety, convenience, and cost benefits over traditional multidose vials.

A packaging technology known as blow/fill/seal (BFS) offers an automated aseptic method for creating single-dose packaging for vaccines, even those that are very sensitive to heat. This cost-effective technology eliminates human intervention while offering a great deal of flexibility in container design and size