Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) and Bosch Packaging Technology (Bosch) announced a long-term global partnership agreement. The agreement covers the mutual design and development of single-use filling solutions to be used on Bosch’s aseptic filling equipment for final fill-and-finish operations of drug products. SSB will provide Bosch with pre-configured single-use filling transfer sets, consisting of bags, filters, tubing and connectors. Bosch will combine them with its aseptic filling and barrier isolation technology into new, innovative systems for aseptic filling, and exclusively market, distribute and service these new filling systems under its own brand name.
Joachim Brenner, responsible for Bosch’s Pharma Liquid portfolio worldwide and Site Manager of the plant Crailsheim, stated: “By integrating SSB’s single-use technologies into our aseptic filling systems, we are expanding our product and service portfolio in the area of fill-and-finish unit operations by an important component. With our joint expertise, we intend to develop configurable and customized single-use filling solutions and to provide strong validation and technical support.”