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Robert Bosch GmbH Robert-Bosch-Platz 1 70839 Gerlingen-Schillerhöhe, Germany http://www.bosch.de
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International pharma specialists meet at Bosch

Pharmatag 2016

(PresseBox) (Crailsheim, Germany, )

 Symposium: lectures, discussions and new technologies
 Pharmaceutical line competence: Bosch showcases new solutions
 300 participants from all over the world


Connected industry and its opportunities for pharmaceutical production – 300 international pharma experts discussed this topic from 10 to 11 May in Crailsheim, Germany. “Pharmatag”, hosted by the division Packaging Technology, already took place for the eighth time. With 50 percent more guests from the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and process technology industries, the symposium achieved record attendance. “Pharmatag 2016 offered the 300 participants from all over the world a versatile mix of lectures, podium discussion and new technologies,” said Joachim Brenner, general manager at Bosch Packaging Technology in Crailsheim. “The growing number of participants of this triannual event shows that Bosch Packaging Technology plays a leading role in the pharmaceutical industry and the high customer demand for events like this.”

Focus on pharmaceutical line competence

On day one, the guests of Pharmatag had the opportunity to look behind the scenes of the Crailsheim production facility and to receive first-hand information about Bosch’s pharmaceutical line competence as well as current portfolio expansions. A special highlight was the launch of the new ALF 5000 filling and closing machine for ampoules and injection bottles. Apart from an output of 600 containers per minute, the machine features high flexibility and process safety.

The second day with lectures and a podium discussion was opened by Friedbert Klefenz, President of Bosch Packaging Technology. In his key note speech, Prof. Thomas Bauernhansl, head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation, and the Institute of Industrial Manufacturing and Management at the University of Stuttgart, gave insights into the opportunities of industry 4.0, as well as an outlook on the future of pharmaceutical production.

Representatives of the companies AbbVie, Eli Lilly, NNE Pharmaplan, Roche Diagnostics and Vetter Pharma reported on unusual projects, current challenges and future trends, such as filling of highly potent pharmaceuticals and innovative approaches for the development of parenteral dosage forms. The subsequent podium discussion addressed quality, flexibility and industry 4.0 in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Claudia Petersen, Global Director Business Development at Gerresheimer, led through the program.

CPI software for connected serialization

Apart from numerous filling machines and lines for liquid pharmaceuticals, the participants also received information about exterior washing of vials and ampoules (RAN 3080), the combination of visual inspection technology and leak detection (AIM 3000), matching downstream equipment (RIL 3010), as well as special customer projects. Secondary packaging and serialization solutions completed the presentation of Bosch’s pharmaceutical line competence.

Moreover, Bosch showcased further industry 4.0 application possibilities for the pharmaceutical industry. Combined with the CPI software from Bosch, Track & Trace solutions can be integrated into the company IT in a multi-level process. This way, manufacturers are not only able to process the entire order management; they also control both import and export of the serial numbers. All relevant data is available in the company network and can be transferred to regulatory or company-owned databases according to regulatory requirements.

A further important part of Bosch’s line competence consists in after-sales services, which support customers in flexibly adapting their existing equipment to future market requirements.

General manager Joachim Brenner was satisfied with the outcome of Pharmatag 2016, “Not long ago we hosted the Meet & Match event of BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg, and for the last two days we welcomed representatives of the leading international pharmaceutical companies. This shows the importance of the Bosch Packaging Technology site in Crailsheim for the industry – regionally and internationally.”
 

Robert Bosch GmbH

Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 6,200 associates, the Bosch Packaging Technology division is one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology. At over 30 locations in more than 15 countries worldwide, a highly-qualified workforce develops and produces complete solutions for the pharmaceuticals, food, and confectionery industries. These solutions are complemented by a comprehensive after-sales service portfolio. A global service and sales network provides customers with local points of contact. Additional information is available online at www.boschpackaging.com The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology.

The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch's global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company's future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group's strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is "Invented for life."

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