Dec is a leading global provider of contained powder handling systems and is recognized as a world-leading expert in process containment technologies. It has been supplying the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetic industries for more than 30 years.

Headquartered near Lausanne, Switzerland, Dec has a global presence with subsidiaries and agents in over 30 countries including subsidiaries in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, India, China and the USA.

In excess of 600 companies worldwide have successfully integrated more than 9000 Dec systems into their production sites. These include a wide range of patented products that enhance safety, hygiene, containment, reliability and productivity.

Dec offers innovative concepts and solutions across the range of powder handling and process containment applications, including bulk handling, pneumatic transfer, micronization/milling, sampling, blending, dosing, aseptic handling and fill/finish solutions, process isolators, advanced cleaning (CIP/SIP) features, serialization and secondary packaging solutions.


In pharmaceutical manufacturing containment performance is critical to minimize operator exposure and process cross contamination.

Secondary pharmaceutical manufacturing typically includes the final formulation, so the need to meet current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations and quality standards are paramount.

Recent years have shown steady growth in manufacturing sterile, high potent products in the pharmaceutical industry. Antibiotics for intravenous or intramuscular injection in powder form such as Ceftriaxone Sodium for example, need to be produced under sterile conditions.

Batch manufacturing is still commonplace in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Such operations require to use intermediate packaging for product storage between each process step leading to numerous disadvantages such as low production flexibility, process downtime, high risks of operator exposure, product contamination and sterility loss.

Particle size reduction is a key process in laboratories and small scale manufacturing, right through to full size production.

If you handle multiple packaging, Dec can help in providing one single multi-packaging filling station handling FIBCs, drums, cardboard boxes etc.).

Dec provide custom designed isolators for dispensing and/or sampling from various containers such as bags and drums into intermediate packaging or for direct charging into process equipment. These systems offer high containment and a controlled environment offering fast cleaning and drying features allowing for swift product changes.

Dec provides unique solutions to charge process equipment such as reactors, mixing vessels or dryers in a fully safe manner eliminating the need to connect the isolator directly to the equipment to be charged or to install the isolator on an upper floor. A single isolator system can be used for multiple vessels charging.

The pharmaceutical OSD manufacturing sector typically includes the final formulation to produce tablets and capsules, so the need to meet the current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations and quality standards is paramount.

Mixing powder is a complex process and the final results will strongly depend on the material properties and the selected type of mixer.

DCS® Liquid was specifically developed for toxic and corrosive liquids, achieving containment levels of < 1 ppb. The safe and contained emptying and filling of drums is thus made possible without additional precautions, such as full protective clothing or large laminar airflow booths.

BoMa systems allow transferring and dosing products with a complex rheology, in particular products of high viscosity. The absence of rotating seals is ideal for its use for aggressive or flammable products.

For highly accurate and controlled filling and weighing of sterile liquids, our proven and reliable technology prevents costly overfilling. The easy to validate aseptic filling machines are compatible with all high-tech production facility equipment, software and processes known in the pharmaceutical primary packaging industry.

Dec has designed a wide range of versatile and low cost flexible containment solutions such as disposable glove bags, complete flexible enclosures and semi-rigid isolators suitable for many operations whether it be formulation plants including dispensing and granulation or around tablet pressing machines for both R&D and production facilities.

Inno4Life, part of the Dec Group, has in-depth knowledge and containment equipment solutions for the aseptic/sterile Fill-Finish pharmaceutical industry. In line with ISO 14644, including monitoring of viable and non-viable monitoring to comply with the most recent revisions of the ISPE containment specifications cGMP and GAMP5 guidelines.

Dec can provide complete solutions from the filling of primary packaging to secondary packaging including serialization and tracking.

Dec offers pharmaceutical filling lines for both liquids and solids for the aseptic fill-finish process that require high containment equipment.

Dec’s ability to provide end-to-end solutions from API manufacturing to primary packaging filling covers the complete range from R&D processes and small batches to large filling campaigns. Our solutions include state of the art robotics for the filling and handling of complex delivery systems like pre-filled syringes (PFS).

Isotube is an effective option for the safe loading and charging of multiple drums of HPAPIs.  Compared to the DCS® Drum Containment System for safely discharging drums, it is the preferred choice when charging lumpy and agglomerated products as a lump breaker system can be included in the lower part of the discharge hopper.

Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) are still widely used in the pharmaceutical industry for instance in oral solid dosage manufacturing.


Dec Group

1118 Industrial Pkwy.

Brick, NJ 08724


Phone: (732) 202-7536

Contact: Andrew Milner


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