format, as well as vials in tray format, a newly available solution from Nuova
Ompi. The line offers further flexibility by dosing via peristaltic pumps and
a single-use disposable (SUD) product path or via time-pressure dosing
Automated in-process check weighing and other advanced features ensure accurate dosing and minimal rejects. A 72-sq.-ft. freeze dryer coupled
to the line enables manufacture of lyophilized products. The vial capper on
the line serves both the new flexible filler and capping product from the
adjacent commercial vial line.
The FFL uses barrier isolation technology to provide the highest level of
aseptic processing. This includes new catalytic aeration technology that enables short bio-decontamination cycle times, which levels changeover times
compared to lines that do not have automated decontamination. No-touch
transfers and handling are facilitated through automation of component tub/
tray de-bagging and de-lidding. In addition, robotic denesting/detraying, as
well as automated lyophilizer loading and unloading, ensure simple and repeatable transitions and eliminate built-in operator involvement.
STRATEGIC AND INNOVATIVE
For Cook, the new FFL is a strategic enabler that allows the company to
expand its manufacturing capabilities and support increased volumes of