News | February 12, 2014

PennTech To Unveil The Compounding Pharmacists Vial Washer At 2014 INTERPHEX

Source: Pharmaceutical Online

With cGMP issues increasing in Pharma, PennTech has designed and manufactured the perfect aseptic solution to help keep Compounding Pharmacists USP<797> and cGMP Compliant. Through recent demand and in response to the U.S. Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA), PennTech will unveil the latest in their RW Series of vial washers Model RW-250 at the 2014 (INTERPHEX) March 18-20 in New York City.

The objective of vial washing is to remove particulate matter and microorganisms. Traditional vial washers have many moving parts (grippers with springs, penetrating spray needles, chains, moving rods, gears, belts, chains, grease points, etc.) in the washing chamber. Not only do these all generate particulate matter, but many times there is glass chipping and vial breakage. PennTech vial washers are designed with minimal moving parts.

Uniquely engineered with versatility and efficiency in mind, the RW-250 vial washer has a very small footprint of only 45” x 50”. Not only can the RW-250 handle a vial range of 1-125ml, but it has been intrinsically designed for 3-log endotoxin reduction.

PennTech Engineers and Business Development Leaders will be at PennTech’s booth #2231 to answer questions and showcase their latest offering.

Kain Johnson of PennTech states:  “Washing vials by hand is becoming a practice of the past. PennTech has designed and manufactured the finest, compact, semi-automatic, vial washer in the United States.”  Johnson further states, “For over 20 years PennTech has optimized and perfected the art of vial washing. For many companies we offer the vial washer of choice. Those that wish to insure their vials are properly cleaned, and move away from the old bad habits, will quickly realize what so many biotech and pharmaceutical companies already have.”

About PennTech: Since its inception in 1992, PennTech, Ivyland, PA has grown to become a world leader of complete aseptic vial production lines. PennTech specializes in low to medium speed machines with a focus on simplicity, efficiency, and a compact footprint. As a young and dynamic engineering company, PennTech has mastered the simplicity of equipment design. Our machine design philosophy is “soft” rather than “hard”; servo motors rather than gears, belts, and chains. Our mottos are “Less is more” and “Smaller is better”. In doing so, we provide equipment with a small footprint which is easy to maintain and operate. For further information on PennTech, please visit

About INTERPHEX: International Pharmaceutical Expo (INTERPHEX) is the world’s most trusted forum for leading-edge technology, education and sourcing of equipment, products and services that improve manufacturing and supply chain performance for pharmaceutical, biologic, generic and service provider professionals. It brings pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals together with suppliers through a unique combination of conferences, exhibitions, workshops, partnering opportunities, and networking events. For information, visit and follow INTERPHEX on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@INTERPHEX.)

SOURCE: PennTech Machinery Corporation