October 2017
Bench-Top Aseptic Processing Solutions
Introducing AST's New Line of Bench-Top Family of Products for Processing Parenteral Containers

Aseptically processing small batches of sterile drug products has many unique challenges that have to balance cost, flexibility and quality. Normally for small batches companies default to manually filling and processing approaches with very little automation. Unfortunately, given the intimate interaction manual processing has with these products, contamination risk and process variability can be high.

AST's bench top line is specifically designed to minimize the risks associated with aseptic productions of small batch sterile pharmaceutical and biotech products. These semi-automated systems automate the most critical processes such as: filling, closing and sealing, to ensure they are performed correctly and consistently. The systems include advanced capabilities including automatic In-Process Weight Checking (IPC), electronically controlled axis', and Electronic Batch Reporting to further enhance process control and quality.
BENEFITS

  • Automated critical aseptic functions
  • Compatible with aseptic environments such as LAFs, BSCs and isolators
  • Three small machines provide all the required capabilities to process vials, syringes and cartridges
  • Tool-less format parts make processing multiple container sizes and types easy
APPLICATIONS

  • Research & Development (R&D)
  • Drug Product & Process Development
  • Compounding Pharmacies
  • Stability Studies
  • Personalized Gene & Cell Therapies
  • Clinical Trial Material Manufacturing
Container Filling System (CFS)
Looking for a compact filling system with the flexibility to fill vials, syringes and cartridges? Look no further than AST's Container Filling System (CFS) the CFS is a benchtop, semi-automated filling machine that can fill a wide range of parenteral containers automatically. With a highly accurate pump and weigh cell the system has all the advanced features to ensure your product is filled precisely every time.

To learn more about the Container Filling System (CFS) visit our website by clicking here.
Container Closing System (CCS)
Inserting pistons into pre-filled syringes and cartridges is a critical tasks with few small batch options available the can provide accurate placement and offer the most common insertion methods such as vacuum and vent-tube. AST's Container Closing System (CCS) offers a simple and compact bench top solution to automatically close pre-filled syringes and cartridges. The system compatible with a wide range of container and piston combinations making it one of the most versatile systems available for syringe and cartridge applications.

For additional information on the Container Closing System (CCS) visit our website by clicking here .
Vial Sealing System (VSS)
Hand crimping vials producing mal-forming aluminum vial caps and creating inconsistent seals? Applying the overseal correctly is the final critical step to ensure that your drug product is safeguarded against potential contamination. With AST's Vial Sealing System (VSS) vial sealing or "capping" is consistently performed. The VSS repeatably applies the proper amount of force to ensure that the vial stopper is properly seated then a free spinning disk neatly forms the cap to the neck of the vial to produce a high quality seal.

Please visit our website to learn more about the Vial Sealing System by clicking here.
JOIN US AT THESE UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS
ISPE Annual Meeting
AST is pleased to be participating at this year's ISPE Annual Meeting being held in San Diego, CA Oct 29th - Nov 1st. We invite you to visit us at Booth #1308 where we will have several of our technical experts available to discuss your application challenges and how our flexible aseptic manufacturing platforms can provide a unique solution.

For additional information about the conference agenda and the expo click on the link here.
CPhI / P-MEC Exposition
AST will be exhibiting at the CPhI / P-MEC Pharmaceutical Equipment & Technology Exposition in Mumbai, India November 27th - 29th. AST is excited to unveil and showcase our latest aseptic equipment innovations at this event. Come visit us at Booth #AC31.

For the show information and schedule click here.
ASHP Conference & Exposition
AST will be participating for the first time at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, ASHP, Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition. The conference will be held December 4th - 7th in Orlando, Florida.  AST is very excited to share our aseptic filling solutions to support ASHP's mission of addressing the key pharmacy challenges facing the US healthcare system.

For additional information about the conference and exhibition click on the following link  here.
ISPE Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference
AST is pleased to be supporting and exhibiting at this year's Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference December 5th-7th in San Francisco, CA. The Biomanufacturing Conferences is one of the leading professional conferences discussing the unique manufacturing challenges specific to leading edge biotechnology products and personalized medicines.

For the show agenda and conference schedule click here.
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