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.

The event will be held at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando from 19 March to 21 March.

Gerresheimer has invested many years in developing and producing its plastic MultiShell vials and glass Gx Elite vials in order to offer its customers primary packaging solutions that are ideal for sensitive active substances.

Vice-president of sales and marketing and product expert for glass Edward Troy said: “It is absolutely crucial for drugs to be packaged properly in order to ensure drug stability.

“The question of whether to use glass or plastic vials depends on the application. We aim to work with our customers to find the best possible solution for their parenteral drugs.”

Gx Elite glass vials – glass of the very highest quality

Gx Elite vials’ quality and performance is a result of proprietary techniques employed in the manufacturing process.  As a result of these proprietary techniques, the Gx Elite vials have a significant improvement in glass strength and reduced cosmetic defects. A vial which resists delamination protecting the valuable drug product.
MultiShell – plastic of the very highest quality
The transparent, shatter-resistant MultiShell vial has an innovative multilayer structure made from cyclo-olefin polymer (COP) and polyamide (PA).

Explaining the properties of the Gx MultiShell vial, Franck Langet said: “The kind of powerful active ingredients that are being developed nowadays need shatter-resistant packaging and improved barrier protection.”

With its innovative multilayer structure made from COP and PA, this transparent vial is a unique packaging solution that meets all these requirements. Gerresheimer offers vials holding 2ml, 5ml, 10ml, 15ml, 50ml, and 100ml, which are also available as ready-to-use versions including validated gamma sterilisation. Gerresheimer supplies both COP multilayer and monolayer containers.

Ultra-modern production processes to meet worldwide standards

Gerresheimer operates with the world’s latest technologies and monitoring processes from the development stage right through to production and packing for delivery.

The company uses cutting-edge cleanroom technology to guarantee optimum cleanliness for its products in terms of particles and germs.

With bases in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, Gerresheimer specialises in manufacturing primary packaging for pharmaceuticals in line with the relevant pharmacopeias. All its factories are currently certified to standards including ISO 9001.

Gx and MultiShell are registered trademarks of the Gerresheimer Group.