Auto-injectors are already standard equipment when it comes to medical emergencies, such as the immediate treatment of an allergic shock. All application areas have one thing in common: auto-injectors help avoid the common risks associated with self-administration via syringes, such as incorrect dosages and misuse, serious injuries and discontinuation of treatment. As a result of these developments, the demand for self-administrable drugs and the corresponding devices will rise even further over the coming years – and so will the demand for corresponding manufacturing solutions. The rapidly changing market demands for drug manufacturers to be highly flexible and to adapt their approach for this new generation of medication. Although many injector types have similar components, their design varies in terms of size, material and shape. This is a major challenge, especially for contractors and service providers that produce auto-injectors for pharmaceutical companies worldwide and therefore have to assemble a wide variety of differently shaped auto-injectors.
Biopharmaceutical service providers like PCI Pharma Services, with sites across the globe, in Australia, the United States, Ireland and the UK, rely on partners that are able to provide them with highly flexible machines to match their individual requirements. Looking for an opportunity to further expand their wide range of production capabilities.
PCI Pharma services needed a machine that allowed fast and easy changeovers for any known auto-injector type to ensure the necessary flexibility. At the same time, they needed to keep production downtime during format changeovers as short as possible.
Read how the flexible Range Device Assembly (RDA) machine from Syntegon Technology with the ability to implement several auto-injector formats, and allows rapid, tool-free changeover time of less than two hours provided a solution for PCI Pharma Services.