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A pioneer in the fight against medicine shortage

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Ebola, AIDS, malaria – the people of West Africa are repeatedly affected by particularly severe epidemics. The reasons, above all, are insufficient medical care as well as the limited local production of medicine. In order to overcome these drawbacks, the physician Dr Guy Dovi-Akué returned from Germany to his home town Lomé in Togo in the early 1990s. “Most doctors from Africa who work in Europe never go back. But I had the feeling of being needed in Togo”, he reports. …more


FXS Combi honoured with Red Dot Award

FXS Kombi

Bosch Packaging Technology has received the internationally renowned “Red Dot Award” from the Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen in the category product design. The independent 38-member jury announced on March 30 that it awards the company with an “Honourable Mention” and acknowledges the well-executed design achievement of the FXS Combi. The filling and closing machine for pre-sterilized nested syringes, vials and cartridges, developed at the site in Crailsheim, is the first machine from the Packaging Technology division to receive this important design award. …more


Highly purified water plant with distributor system for the Red Cross

Red Cross

Fulfilling several specific customer wishes in one single plant is the true test for a plant manufacturer. The Central Fractionation Unit of the Belgian Red Cross (C.A.F.-D.C.F.) presented Pharmatec, a Bosch Packaging Technology company, with such a challenge. C.A.F.-D.C.F. acts as a contract manufacturer and supplies the domestic market with plasma proteins. In Brussels, 200 employees produce coagulation factors, immunoglobulins, and albumin solutions. In some production steps, highly purified water (HPW) is used instead of water for injection (WFI), because it is more economical to produce. …more


Sterilizer ADV – the ideal unit for testing and R&D

sterilizer ADV

The sterilizer ADV exhibited at Achema 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany, unites equipment sterilization via vacuum process with product sterilization via steam/air mixture process. The combination of these two processes offers highest flexibility: The sterilizer can be used for almost any product and is also suited for the development of new products. …more


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