September 16, 2013

A tool-less, non-destructive, multi-bottle integrity tester for induction-sealed pharmaceutical bottles has been developed by Sepha, which is now part of the Tasi Group.

BottleScan uses force decay technology to detect weak seals and defects down to 15 µm. It has a tool-less design and can test up to four bottles simultaneously in a quick test cycle of approximately 60 seconds. The system produces objective pass/fail results, enabling good bottles to be returned to the production line. BottleScan has the ability to run in compliance with 21CFR Part 11, offering pharmaceutical manufacturers and packagers a more technologically advanced, accurate and efficient solution for testing the integrity of induction-sealed bottles.

Commenting on its launch, Paul Kelly, Sepha’s Head of Sales & Marketing, said: “BottleScan is the latest addition to Sepha’s integrity testing product range and has been developed in response to increasing market demand for a more advanced technology-based integrity test for induction-sealed bottles. Its tool-less design and configurable methods make it ideal for pharmaceutical lines running multiple products. Operator error is also eliminated as the quick, repeatable test provides objective data, which is securely stored and can be built into cGMP and used as part of robust QA testing. We look forward to showcasing it for the first time at Pack Expo.”

Bottlescan has been designed, developed and manufactured at Sepha’s UK headquarters and is on show at Pack Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, Las Vegas, 23–25 September. Live demonstrations of BottlesScan will be available throughout the show at Sepha’s US partner Service Industries’ stand C5100.

Sepha Ltd, +44 28 9048 4848, sarah.lamont@sepha.com,

www.sepha.com.

September 16, 2013

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