By Andy Goll, President, Weiler Engineering, Inc.
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