How important are the GMP-rules for packaging, respectively packaging machines for pharmaceutical products? That is what the participants of the practical course “GMP in packaging” from April 17 to 19, could experience. Thereby, they learned the GMP-compliant design of packaging machines in practice and pursued the manufacturing and packaging process of solid dosage forms focusing on machine design, format changes, cleaning, training and documentation.
How was the course structured?
There were two theoretical days at Concept Heidelberg in Ludwigsburg and one practical day, taking place at Bosch Packaging Technology in Waiblingen. The participants passed four stations and were introduced to the topic by professional trainings at running machines. Bosch presented a cartoning machine CUK, a Track & Trace module CPS 1400, a capsule filling machine GKF 2500 ASB 100% and a wrap-around labelling machine 132 M from the company Herma. During the workshop an active dialogue between trainers and participants started, which made it a successful event. To fulfill all the expectations of the participants, Bosch also placed the topics validation, qualification and quality assurance. Furthermore the participants were informed about troubleshooting at the machine.
What did the participants learn?
Christine Peischl, responsible for packaging development in the Development Service at Vetter Pharma Manufacturing GmbH & Co. KG. participated at the workshop to experience even more about secondary packaging and the GMP requirements. She says:”Today I have learned a lot about the GMP background and now I have a better understanding why some things are regulated the way they are.” The topic Track & Trace was also new for her. With the practical day at Bosch, she could learn more about this new trend.
The operation manager Dr. Robert Eicher of Concept Heidelberg was also very satisfied with the practical day at Bosch, spoke of a good cooperation and also praised the smooth course of the event.
The topic GMP is a mandatory requirement of every pharmaceutical company and is gaining more and more importance. With this practical day, Bosch was able to close some knowledge gaps and set the link between theory and practice.
Cartoner, Checkweigher, Track & Trace