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Vanrx Pharmasystems launches microcell vial filler

Published 13 September 2017

Vanrx Pharmasystems has launched the Microcell Vial Filler, a new gloveless robotic isolator for aseptic filling.

The Microcell is focused on clinical trial production and development of sterile injectable biopharmaceuticals, cell therapies and personalized medicines.

The Microcell provides a cost effective and simple path for companies to add small-scale vial filling capacity. A Microcell comes fully integrated from a single supplier, and requires minimal space, utilities and less aseptic process knowledge versus competing options.

"The Microcell addresses significant gaps in the small-scale production of cutting-edge therapies. No matter your position in the drug development chain, the Microcell can accelerate drug products through the clinic and increase their commercial viability. You won't find an easier or more cost-effective way of creating vial filling capacity, or to scale out commercial manufacturing for autologous cell therapies and personalized medicines," says Chris Procyshyn, Vanrx's chief executive officer.

For innovators, the Microcell changes the economics of vial filling for clinical trials and product development. Development candidates can come to market faster by bringing these activities in-house. Processes can be developed earlier in a product's life, shortening later technology and method transfer times.

Contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs / CDMOs) can boost their clients' speed to market without dedicating high-speed filling capacity to small batches. Asset utilization of a Microcell can be consistently high, without the aseptic assurance issues of manual or other small-scale filling processes.

Key features of the Microcell Vial Filler include:

Superior aseptic assurance: robotic filling in gloveless isolator using single-use materials

Agile: Filling up to 1,200 vials of a single product or multiple batches of personalized products in a single shift

Simple: Tool-less changeover and decontamination in 15 minutes or less

Flexible: Range of dosage volumes and vial sizes from 2R-50R

Compact: Fits in a small space

Ready-to-use: Uses ready-to-use fill path, pre-sterilized nested vials and press-fit closures

The Microcell replaces manual filling and small-volume filling machines in biosafety cabinets, RABS or isolators. These options can be expensive and difficult and time-consuming to integrate.

Combining the higher capacity Vanrx SA25 Aseptic Filling Workcell with the Microcell creates a scalable production platform from early clinical trials through commercial production.

For more information, please visit the Vanrx web site:

Vanrx Microcell Vial Filler Details and Specifications

Vanrx Microcell for Biopharma applications

Microcell for Cell Therapies and Personalized Medicine applications

Companies can discuss the Microcell with Vanrx at upcoming pharmaceutical industry events:

Healthcare Packaging Expo | Las Vegas, NV | September 25-27, 2017 | Stand N-433

BioProcess International | Boston, MA | September 25-28, 2017 | Stand 710

ISPE Product Show | Boston, MA | October 4, 2017 | Table E123

CPhI / P-MEC | Frankfurt, Germany | October 24-26, 2017 | Stand 4.0G64

ISPE Annual Meeting | San Diego, CA | October 29 - November 1, 2017 | Stand 1414

Source: Company Press Release