Telstar has announced it will be present at Interpack showcasing its automatic vial loading and unloading system for freeze-drying process.

Taking place from 4 May to 10 May in Düsseldorf, Telstar will be promoting the new system, which can be cleaned-in-place (CIP) and sterilised-in-place (SIP) inside the freeze-dryer chamber.

Lyogistics Zero is a new generation automatic vial loading and unloading system for pharmaceutical freeze-dryers integrating a steam-sterilisable slider with no concealed parts, which is moved by a contact-free magnetic drive mechanism. This innovative system enables that the transfer device, or slider, can remain in the chamber from where it undergoes cleaning and sterilisation along with the internals of the freeze dryer.

The absence of mechanical links between the drive and the slider provides the system with unprecedented levels of precision and robustness. By incorporating a passive magnetic drive, the new system developed by Telstar eliminates many of the risks related to a lack of asepsis caused by the presence of mechanisms (belts, bands, chains, and linkages) and electrical equipment (cables, batteries, and motors) that are typically used in conventional and current loading / unloading systems.

Suitable for use in production processes involving hazardous products, Lyogistics Zero has been designed to be integrated within aseptic isolators requiring high-level protection for the operator (OEL5), the product (ISO5) and the environment.

Telstar at Interpack 2017

At Interpack 2017 Telstar will also promote the latest innovations in isolation technology systems, sterilisation, water and pure steam generation, and pharmaceutical freeze-drying applications designed to ensure an aseptic and efficient production of pharmaceutical processes.

The company will also offer visitors the opportunity to experience a 3D virtual tour of a pharmaceutical plant as if they were walking through a fully equipped facility. The viewer will observe the full manufacturing process including the complete range of integrated process equipment installed in a high technology pharmaceutical plant.