10.03.2021 I Press release

Versynta FFP

Syntegon presents Versynta FFP, the modular small batch solution for liquid pharmaceuticals

  • FFP – Flexible Filling Platform: standardized and modular
  • Unique transport system and highest safety for vials, syringes and cartridges
  • Only at Syntegon: long-standing fill-finish and isolator expertise from a single source
  • First Versynta FFP customer application at Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Crailsheim – There has been a noticeable shift in the pharmaceutical industry: more and more high-priced biotech drugs for small patient populations require highly flexible filling solutions that achieve precise product yields at low output. Accordingly, Syntegon Technology has developed a new portfolio: the company now bundles solutions for small and micro batch applications under the name Versynta. The new, modular small batch solution Versynta FFP is an individually configurable machine with an integratable isolator for filling aseptic and highly potent liquid active ingredients.

Integrated flexibility, reduced format parts and safe transport

Versynta FFP stands for Flexible Filling Platform. "We offer pharmaceutical manufacturers, R&D laboratories and biotech startups a combination of standardization and high modularity with short delivery times," says Klaus Ullherr, senior product manager at Syntegon. The platform is based on pre-developed and tested modules that can be flexibly combined. Versynta FFP processes up to 3,600 containers per hour and comes with 100 percent in-process control.

Versynta FFP can be easily converted to different container types such as vials, syringes, and cartridges, as well as different filling systems including single-use solutions. Instead of entire modules, only format parts need to be replaced, which have also been kept to a minimum. In addition, the platform offers the possibility of vacuum-free high-potent vial processing. The Pharma Handling Unit, a four-axis robot developed by Syntegon, allows for safe and gentle transport. It transfers the containers from one station to the next without glass-to-glass contact. The laminar flow-optimized design ensures that the air flow can reach the containers and flow around them without obstruction ("first air supply").

First customer application of Versynta FFP

"Syntegon is primarily known for medium and high-performance lines. However, we can also look back on many years of experience and more than 60 successful customer references in the small batch sector," explains Crailsheim site manager Dr. Alexander Giehl. "Versynta now bundles this experience. Our complete portfolio covers the entire pharmaceutical equipment spectrum from clinical trials to large-scale production with a uniform operating concept and proven filling technology – and enables our partners to make strategically scalable investments."

Syntegon’s customers receive a lean and complete solution for the entire filling process from a single source, including an integrated isolator and ventilation technology. Versynta FFP is suitable for filling both aseptic and highly potent products with short cycle times. Pressure and zone concepts can be flexibly adapted. The first to benefit from these advancements? International pharmaceutical company Ferring Pharmaceuticals, who is working on the first installation of Versynta FFP with Syntegon.

Preview: Versynta microBatch with the highest level of automation

The Versynta portfolio is completed with Versynta microBatch, a solution for even smaller batches, which will be launched next year and is already being tested with a customer. "Maximum product yield and fast batch changes are even more important in micro batch applications. The biggest challenge was to design the production cell isolator without glove ports," Klaus Ullherr explains. The result is a highly flexible and fully automated production cell with the smallest possible dimensions and a complete batch-to-batch batch changeover of less than two hours.

Experience Versynta live

Customers and interested parties can experience the benefits of the new Versynta platform live on two occasions: on June 15 and 16 at Achema Pulse, and at Syntegon's virtual event from June 22 to 24, 2021.

Nicole König

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Nicole König
Spokesperson Product Communications Pharma and Services
Phone: +49 7951 402-648
Twitter: @Syntegon

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About Syntegon Technology

Syntegon Technology is a leading global process and packaging technology provider. Formerly the packaging division of the Bosch Group, the company, headquartered in Waiblingen (Germany), has been offering complete solutions for the pharmaceutical and food industries for over 50 years. More than 6,100 employees at 30 locations in more than 15 countries generated a total revenue of 1.3 billion euros in 2019. The portfolio of intelligent and sustainable technologies includes stand-alone machines, as well as complete systems and services. Fields of application in the pharmaceutical industry are the production, processing, filling, inspection and packaging of liquid and solid pharmaceuticals (e.g. syringes and capsules). In the food industry, the portfolio includes process technology for confectionery as well as packaging solutions for dry foods (e.g. bars, bakery products and coffee), frozen foods and dairy products.