SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Packaging Glass and Polymer Pharmaceutical Packaging
SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Packaging is one of the world’s leading suppliers of parenteral packaging for the pharmaceutical industry. More than 600 production lines in 13 countries worldwide produce more than nine billion syringes, vials, ampoules, cartridges and special articles of tubing glass or polymer.
syriQ™ completely sterile syringe sets are ready for the filling process. They are packed in nests for easy handling and filling. All glass syringes are available with luer lock, luer cone or with staked needle. syriQ bulk syringes are available with or without staked needle and are delivered in rondo trays.
SCHOTT TopPac® syringes are made of COC (cyclic olefin copolymer). The ready-to-fill syringes are break resistant, light weight, and transparent with a glass-like appearance. The high moisture barrier of COC high-tech polymer enables the long-term storage of drugs even in small containers. SCHOTT TopPac® syringes are a highly suitable packaging for many pharmaceutical applications.
Crimp neck and screw neck vials
SCHOTT offers a broad range of glass vials from 1ml to 100ml with different neck finish designs (crimp neck or screw neck), with European or American blowback or without blowback.
They are available in clear or amber SCHOTT Fiolax® glass. This is a pharmaceutical borosilicate Type I glass with best properties in terms of chemical (e.g. hydrolytic) resistance and stability of medicines. The vials are offered in the quality options TopLine and StandardLine, all according to European Pharmacopoeia, US Pharmacopoeia and Japanese Pharmacopoeia.
Delamination controlled vials
SCHOTT Vials DC represent an improved packaging product for pharmaceutical companies interested in lowering the risk of delamination. The company optimized its manufacturing process to ensure that SCHOTT Vials DC have a more homogeneous surface and high chemical stability.
With adaptiQ™, SCHOTT unveiled a new concept of ready-to-use pharmaceutical vials that has been modified in close cooperation with filling line manufacturers to meet the process requirements of the pharmaceutical industry.
SCHOTT adaptiQ consists of a nest and tub configuration that allows for as many as 100 vials to be securely fixed inside a holder (nest) and delivered to the pharmaceutical company packaged in a sterile container. What makes SCHOTT’s innovation unique is its patented nest design; unlike all of the other solutions currently on the market, adaptiQ allows for vials to be subjected to all of the processing steps while inside the nest, even freeze-drying, weighing and crimping for the first time ever.
As well as simplifying the process, the main focus is on protecting the glass containers, which can no longer come into contact with each other or be scratched by coming into contact with machine components.
Coated vials for drug stability
Coated vials from SCHOTT are designed to answer the increasing requirements on the safety and stability of drugs (e.g. no loss of activity due to adsorption).Through the SCHOTT PI-Coating® process, ultra-thin coating layers are applied to the inner surface of the container as a SCHOTT TopLine option. The range consists of:
- SCHOTT Type I plus® is the vial which drastically reduces interactions between your drug and the container surface
- SCHOTT TopLyo® has distinct properties that makes freeze drying more efficient
- SCHOTT TopYield™ vials with hydrophobic coating enable a practically complete removal of liquid drugs
Cartridges for pen injection systems
SCHOTT is a leading supplier of pen cartridges and special solutions such as double chamber cartridges in the range of 1ml up to 10ml volume. Cartridges are available for pen injection systems, for anti-diabetes therapy such as modern and human insulin or GLP-1 formulations as well as for other biotech applications.
Ampoules are the most common packaging solutions worldwide, and they offer a special benefit: the medication is in contact with glass only and the packaging is 100% tamper-proof.
Made of clear or amber SCHOTT Fiolax® glass tubes (borosilicate glass of type I), our ampoules are manufactured in accordance with the highest quality standards. They are available from 1ml to 30ml. SCHOTT also offers tailor-made solutions for specific quality requirements.
Products and Services
SCHOTT is to expand its TopPac polymer syringes range with through launching a 20ml unit that can be used in combination with syringe pumps for infusion therapy.Read more
SCHOTT has announced that it plans to achieve further growth in its prefillable syringe line.Read more
SCHOTT is to launch SCHOTT Vials DC, which are pharmaceutical vials that, for the first time ever, allows for the risk of delamination to be determined based on threshold values.Read more
With adaptiQ, SCHOTT will be unveiling a new concept of ready-to-use pharmaceutical vials that has been modified in close cooperation with filling line manufacturers to meet the process requirements of the pharmaceutical industry.Read more
SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems has unveiled plans for the significant expansion of its Hungarian site Lukácsháza, which manufactures pharmaceutical primary packaging.Read more
SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems has presented the world's first cartridges developed specifically for the use on high-speed filling lines at the pharmaceutical trade fair Interphex in New York.Read more
SCHOTT has been expanding its manufacturing capacity for small size (1ml to 10 ml) SCHOTT TopPac® syringes in order to address the increasing worldwide demand for prefillable polymer syringes.Read more
SCHOTT continues to strengthen its position in the Asian pharmaceutical market with the opening of a high-tech facility in India.Read more
SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Packaging continues to experience growth in Russia and now plans to increase the production capacities at its plant in in Zavolzhe by more than 50%. The manufacturer announced this move today at the Pharmtech trade fair in Moscow.Read more
SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Packaging has released a new, free-to-download white paper which explores ways to minimize the delamination risk of glass containers.Read more
SCHOTT has appointed Christophe Muguet as vice-president of its global syringe business. He leads this area's business activities as part of SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Packaging from the offices in St Gallen, Switzerland.Read more
From 12-18 May, SCHOTT presented its innovative solutions in the area of parenteral packacking for the pharmaceutical industry under the motto 'Your Trusted Partner for Quality Packaging Solutions, Worldwide' at the Interpack 2011 event in Düsseldorf, Germany. On two floors and anRead more
International technology group SCHOTT today officially inaugurated a production site for primary pharmaceutical packaging located in Zavolzhe, near the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod. The new production site will employ around 60 employees initially and will produce premium quality ampoules andRead more
SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems, one of the world's leading suppliers of glass tubing and primary packaging for the pharmaceutical industry, continues to expand its global network. The company will open up a new production plant in Russia this month and plans to further strengthen its position in JRead more
The German technology group SCHOTT and the Japanese company Naigai Glass Industry recently founded a joint venture for pharmaceutical packaging activities in Japan, which came into effect from 1 October 2010. The new company is called SCHOTT NAIGAI K.K. and is based in Osaka, Japan, where NaigaRead more
New drugs generate new challenges in the field of pharmaceutical packaging. "Biomolecules, for instance, are being used today in over 50% of all product developments in pharmaceutical therapy," says Dr Claudia Dietrich, product manager for vials and coating at SCHOTT in St. Gallen, SwitzerlanRead more
Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) addressed a warning to a US pharmaceuticals company, when third-party manufactured glass vials were found to contain glass particles upon inspection. SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Packaging Division, part of the multinational technology-basedRead more
With a new manufacturing facility for premium-quality ampoules and vials in Zavolzhe, near the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod, the German technology company and global quality leader SCHOTT will extend its leading position in the area of high-quality pharmaceutical packaging in Russia. At the 'PRead more