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A Revolution in Aseptic Filling

The aseptic filling of injectable drugs has always been a challenge for the pharmaceutical industry. Contamination accidents, despite being rare, are still recorded among the 20 billion injections and infusions made every year in the world.

In a recent market study, six per cent of hospital professionals in Europe and the US reported that they have already faced at least one case of contaminated vials. In recent years, the authorities have taken a radical turn to strongly support the most advanced aseptic filling technologies, such as the use of isolators, whereas the use of classical processes in an Iso 5/Grade A cleanroom are more and more questioned, as the risks caused by proximity of operators to the open containers becomes evident...


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Benoоt Verjans has a PhD degree in Biochemistry and a MBA from the University of Brussels. He has developed a post-doctoral programme at the University of Cambridge (UK). He worked at UCB Pharma in International Marketing, at McKinsey and Co as a consultant, in the pharma sector (marketing, supply chain and licensing projects), and as CEO of 4AZA Bioscience, a start-up from the University of Leuven developing new immuno-modulating drugs. He is currently Commercial Director of Aseptic Technologies, responsible for developing the sales of closed vial technology worldwide. He is on the Editorial Board of Pharmaceutical Technology Europe and a member of ISPE.
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