Bosch Packaging Technology has launched a new semi-automated, modular laboratory device for liquid pharmaceutical filling operations.
Claimed to be suitable for pharmacists and for application in laboratories and early clinical trials, the new FHM 1000 series has filling parameters that can be scaled up to production systems.
Bosch Packaging Technology Crailsheim site manager Joachim Brenner said: "Our goal is to offer our customers compact and modular laboratory filling systems that support their everyday working processes."
The laboratory device series consists of four different modules; the human machine interface (HMI), filling module, weighing module and the needle movement. The device will aid in the design of experiments for customers.
The HMI operates all automatic processes, while input and output of the packaging is done manually.
A prototype of the series, which operateds with a peristaltic pump, was presented at the Crailsheimer Pharmatag in May.
According to Bosch, further filling modules which conform to the EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EG are planned, for instance with a rotary slide piston pump.
Bosch Packaging Technology product manager Andreas Groß said that the company's latest development was a good occasion to transfer its internal know-how to the pharmaceutical area.
"An interdisciplinary team of development and market experts successfully implemented the user experience approach for our new laboratory device FHM 1000," Groß added.
Image: Bosch's new FHM 1000 series for the filling of liquid pharmaceuticals. Photo: courtesy of Bosch.