Small volume Packing of Pharmaceuticals in bottle
|AstraZeneca AB - AstraZeneca R&D Södertälje
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 357 478
|May 2014 - January 2015
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
The aim of the project was to develop the basic principles of a new and far more flexible system for packaging of pharmaceutical products in bottles. The background is that the production equipment available today have very long setup times so the batch sizes produced need to be considerably larger than what is required on the markets. The aim was also to build a prototype to test ideas. A further aim was to create a strong consortium and apply for continued funding from Vinnova ´Utmaningsdriven innovation´.
Results and expected effects
The result was meant to be both a description of the new system as a prototype in which the critical processes could be tested and displayed. The original consortium would also be increased with a partner with nesserary knowledge and skills required to manufacture and market the new technique.
Approach and implementation
A new partner (Graniten) were invited during the start up phase of the project. The company was a possible party for commercialization. A full-day seminar was organized and an analysis of the status of the field today was made, including studies of today´s equipment. After some homework the group met again and discussed technical solutions and obstacles. It turned out during this phase that the technology needed was in general available on the market. The biggest obstacle is probably to get the new equipments / production principles approved by AstraZeneca and the authorities.