Gerresheimer Group Pharmaceutical Plastic and Glass Packaging
Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industry. With speciality glass and plastic products, Gerresheimer contributes to health and well-being. The company has worldwide operations and 11,000 employees manufacture the products in local markets, close to customers.
Pharmaceutical packaging for medicines and cosmetics
With more than 40 plants in Europe, North America, South America and Asia, Gerresheimer generates revenues of approximately €1.3bn. The comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging and products for the safe, simple administration of medicines, including insulin pens, inhalers, pre-fillable syringes, injection vials, ampoules, bottles and containers for liquid and solid medicines with closure and safety systems, as well as packaging for the cosmetics industry.
Customised plastics and devices for safe drug delivery
The Plastics & Devices division’s product portfolio includes complex, customer-specific products for convenient and safe drug delivery, such as insulin pens, inhalers and pre-fillable syringes. Diagnostics and medical technology products ranging from lancing devices and test systems, to plastic packaging for liquid and solid pharmaceuticals with closure and safety systems, are also manufactured by this division.
The Plastics & Devices division is composed of the Medical Plastic Systems, Plastic Packaging and Syringe Systems business units.
Complex plastic systems and system components
Medical Plastic Systems develops complex plastic systems and system components. Gerresheimer designs and manufactures them within the framework of individual projects, mainly for customers in the pharmaceutical, diagnostics and medical technology sectors.
Medical Plastic Systems provides an individual service across all supply chain processes. The medical plastic systems range extends from inhalers for the targeted treatment of respiratory diseases, lancing devices and insulin pen systems for diabetes sufferers to a wide range of test systems and disposable products for laboratory and molecular diagnostics.
Plastic bottles and closures
Plastic Packaging’s portfolio includes plastic packaging systems for liquid and solid pharmaceuticals. Administration and dosing systems such as eye drop or nasal spray bottles and special containers for tablets and powder are some of the products in our comprehensive range of high quality primary pharmaceutical packaging. Duma® brand multifunctional closures with tamper-evident seals, child-resistant and senior-friendly closures and integrated moisture absorbers are key product features in the Plastic Packaging range.
Syringe Systems supplements the other two business units’ portfolios with pre-fillable plastic and glass syringe systems and the relevant accessories. Our highly specialised expertise and pharma-compliant technologies enable us to offer high quality primary packaging products to our customers in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors.
We generate most of our syringe system revenues with our leading Gx RTF® (Ready to Fill) brand syringes. These syringes are supplied by us to the pharma industry in a wide range of designs and in a ready-to-fill state after washing, siliconisation, pre-assembly and sterilisation.
Glass for primary packaging of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
The Primary Packaging Glass Division manufactures glass primary packaging products for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics such as pharmaceutical jars, ampoules, vials, cartridges, perfume flacons and cosmetic cream jars, as well as special glass packaging for the food and beverage industry.
Gerresheimer has an extensive range of glass primary packaging products for the pharmaceutical industry. It includes moulded glass products such as vials, dropper and syrup bottles in diverse market and needs-oriented designs.
The company also produces borosilicate tubing as the input material for our high-quality speciality ampoules, vials and cartridges. As a result, Gerresheimer is able to offer an almost fully comprehensive range of transparent and amber glass for pharmaceutical packaging.
Reusable glassware for beakers, tubes, pipettes and vials
The Life Science Research Division produces reusable laboratory glassware for research, development and analytics, such as beakers, Erlenmeyer flasks and measuring cylinders, as well as disposable laboratory products such as culture tubes, pipettes, chromatography vials and other specialty laboratory glassware.
Products and Services
Gerresheimer's pharmaceutical ampoules are made with years of expertise and are in demand by customers worldwide.
Gerresheimer manufactures an extensive range of glass and plastic bottles for the pharmaceutical industry.
Gerresheimer is an approved cartridges manufacturer for numerous applications in the pharmaceutical industry.
Gerresheimer manufactures a comprehensive range of pre-fillable syringes solutions, which can be ordered in bulk and ready-to-use formats.
Gerresheimer offers a complete range of vials from 0.6ml to 50ml in size.
Correlations Between Viscosity, Needle Diameter, Flow Rate and Dose Accuracy
Patch pump therapy is a convenient way of drug administration. The devices can be worn directly on the body, no tubing has to be attached and the cannula or needle is inserted automatically.
Pharmaceutical Primary Packaging Made of Glass
Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industry. With specialty glass and plastic products, the Company contributes to health and well-being. Gerresheimer operates worldwide and its approximately 10,000 employees manufacture products in local markets, close to its customers.
Medical Plastic Systems
Gerresheimer is one of the leading specialists for the production of high-quality glass and plastic products for the international pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.
Drugs are not intended to fall into the hands of children. However, in case this ever happens, it is essential to restrict them from being able to open the receptacles by fastening them with child-resistant caps.Read more
Gerresheimer in Essen produces many millions of glass containers for the pharmaceutical industry every year. The long-established company has recently completed the routine renovation of its clear-glass furnace.Read more
Gerresheimer is driving innovation in pharmaceutical glass, primary packaging glass products, technologies and digitised processes.Read more
The 2.25 ml COP (cyclic olefin polymer) SIN (staked in needle) will begin production in September 2019.Read more
Sensile Medical has developed a wearable micro-infusion pump for EVER Pharma under the brand name D-mine®.Read more
At FCE Pharma in São Paulo, Gerresheimer will be showcasing a complete solution for packaging effervescent vitamin C tablets, which are currently seeing strong demand.Read more
Gerresheimer will reveal its first snap-on cap with child-resistant (CR) solution at booth B62 at this year's Pharmapack.Read more
Portal Instruments and Gerresheimer have announced they will be presenting a joint presentation titled: 'New Meets Old: Challenges and Solutions with Developing a Custom Primary Container'.Read more
In July of this year, Gerresheimer acquired Sensile Medical, expanding its business model to become an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for drug delivery platforms with digital and electronic capabilities.Read more
The Gx Elite vials have set new standards for Type 1 borosilicate glass vials. They are the result of comprehensive optimisation measures in the conversion process, which have focused on designing out the risk to create product flaws during production, including the removal of all glass-to-glass or glass-to-metal-contact beginning with the tubing material all the way through final packaging.Read more
Gerresheimer has announced it is expanding its range of services to include surface finishing of plastic packaging for ophthalmology and rhinology products with irradiation.Read more
By acquiring Switzerland-based Sensile Medical in July this year, Gerresheimer is expanding its business model to become an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for drug delivery platforms with digital and electronic capabilities.Read more
Gerresheimer Gx Solutions is developing packaging solutions for the complex injectable drugs of tomorrow.Read more
With a total of 13 sites across Asia for its range of glass and plastic products, Gerresheimer has announced it will be attending the Medipharm Expo this month.Read more
Gerresheimer has announced it expects increased growth and profitability mid-term due to two new major orders with temporarily higher capital index (capex) / organic revenue guidance 2018 narrowed to the upper end of the range.Read more
Gerresheimer is presenting new products such as the Gx InnoSafe, the metal-free ready-to-fill (RTF) syringe, and RTF vials at the CPhI China trade fair in Shanghai.Read more
Gerresheimer’s Indian plants produce glass vials, ampoules and bottles that are specially designed for the storage of high-quality drugs.Read more
Gerresheimer has announced it will be attending CPhI South East Asia, where it will be showcasing a range of innovations and company news, including the opening of its new tubular glass production plant in India for producing MultiShell vials.Read more
Gerresheimer’s booth at the PDA Annual Meeting will focus on innovative glass and plastic vials for parenteral drugs that place high demands on the barrier properties and the safety of their primary packaging.Read more
Gerresheimer offers pharmaceutical and medical technology products of plastics and glass in its medical systems business unit.Read more
The Gx Elite vials are type I vials that meet high standards. Made from borosilicate glass, the vials prevent any glass-to-glass and glass-to-metal contact. The chemical composition of the borosilicate glass is still the same. Gerresheimer will be showcasing its Gx Elite vials at booth 36 at the PDA in Rome on February 27 and 28.Read more
Gerresheimer has announced will be presenting its Duma Standard CR container, which features Handy Cap CR at Pharmapack.Read more
Gerresheimer has announced it will be attending the Pharma Expo Dhaka trade fair in Bangladesh, focusing on pharmaceutical primary packaging made from glass.Read more
Dr Lukas Burkhardt has been appointed to the management board of Gerresheimer effective 1 January.Read more
Gerresheimer will present their passive integrated safety system for avoiding needlestick injuries at Pharmapack in Paris.Read more
Gerresheimer has announced it will be showcasing glass and plastic pharmaceutical packaging products that are Food and Drug Administration (FDA) registered and manufactured to stringent quality standards to the trade public at CPhI in Mumbai, India.Read more
Gerresheimer will be presenting its new type 1 borosilicate glass vial, Gx Elite, at CPhI Worldwide.Read more
With their exposed cannulas, used syringes are an omnipresent source of danger in medical practices, labs, or hospitals.Read more
One of the most talked-about highlights from Gerresheimer's LuxePack trade fair showcase is opal glass.Read more
Gerresheimer is pleased to announce it will be showcasing for the first time at this year's the Pack Expo trade fair, which is due to take place from 27-29 September in Las Vegas, Nevada.Read more
Gerresheimer is pleased to announce it will be showcasing its tubular glass packaging at the Pharmed & Healthcare event from 20-23 September in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.Read more
Gerresheimer is delighted to announce it was presented with the Best Supplier Award from its business partner Mäurer & Wirtz last month.Read more
Temperature peaks in the manufacturing process are the main cause of delamination in tubular glass vials, which was discovered in a long-term study conducted by Gerresheimer AG and the Alfred University in New York.Read more
People who use eye drops know how difficult they are to put in safely without assistance.Read more
Developers at Gerresheimer believe in making good products better, and are presenting an improved Duma Twist-Off container called Duma Twist-Off Advanced for solid pharmaceuticals.Read more
Gerresheimer is one of only a few companies in the world to offer its customers both glass and COP syringes.Read more
The first time that most of us see a syringe and needle we are small babies and our mothers have taken us to the doctor to be vaccinated. Yet it is isn't just children who need vaccinations. For some diseases, we have to get vaccinated again as adults because the original vaccinations stop being effective after 20 years or so.Read more
The new Gx MultiShell Plastic Vials overcome the specific limitations of plastic vials and combine superior properties of plastic and glass containers to a high-end container for parenterals.Read more
Gerresheimer Plastic Packaging to Exhibit its Pharmaceutical Plastic Packaging Products at INTERPHEX
At this year's INTERPHEX, which will take place 20-22 April at the Jacob K Javits Convention Center in New York, Gerresheimer Plastic Packaging will be exhibiting its range of pharmaceutical plastic packaging products. Gerresheimer specialises in pharmaceutical and healthcare containersRead more
New Quality Dimensions for Pharmaceutics: Gerresheimer Highlights Drug Delivery Products Made of Glass and Plastic
Tubular glass, moulded glass, plastic, intelligent syringe systems, high-quality vials and bottles, smart safety and application solutions: the whole world of pharma packaging was united in the Gerresheimer Group at Pharmtech Moscow, which was held at the Crocus Expo Center 24–27 November 2009. GRead more
The Gerresheimer Group recently expanded its activities in the pharmaceutical plastic business, through two strategically significant investments in the US and Europe. In September 2009 the company almost simultaneously opened a new research and development centre for medical plastic systems in tRead more
Gerresheimer receives the WorldStar for innovative pharma closures New standards for safety and economy Nomination for the President's Award For a highly innovative pharma closure system under the Duma trademark, Gerresheimer after receiving the 2007 German PackagingRead more
Everything from a single source for the pharmaceutics industry: the Gerresheimer Group again consistently builds on this principle in its plastic packaging business. The latest result of this development is a new tamper-evident closure system for tablet containers, which Gerresheimer manufacturesRead more
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