Author Archives: Lorenz Fischer

Manufacturing Strategies: BPI Theater @ Interphex 2015

Bill Hartzel (director of strategic execution for advanced delivery technologies, Catalent Pharma) 1:30–1:55 pm Reducing the Risk Associated with the Filling of Biologics with Advanced Aseptic Processing  Hartzel discussed leveraging “blow–fill–seal” (BFS) aseptic processing technology to reduce risks associated with biologics fill and finish. A number of drug recalls have been associated with microbial and particulate contamination of glass vials, problems that could be solved using BFS. Automation eliminates human intervention at this critical stage, driving out associated risks. Hartzel…