|IACP Corporate Partner Spotlight: PennTech Machinery Corporation|
PennTech Machinery Corporation was founded in 1992 as a manufacturer of vial washing and trayloading machines. Since that time, success in performance and reliability has led to an ever increasing and diverse product line, to include: vial washers, trayloaders, sterilization tunnels, filling/stopper inserting machines, automatic lyo loading machines, cappers and external washers. Today PennTech is the only company in the United States to manufacture complete aseptic vial processing lines.
Since the horrific meningitis episode associated with the administration of contaminated compounds and the signing of the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA), the cleanliness of vials used to contain customized medications has been of utmost concern to compounders. Many of today’s compounding pharmacists use manual washing or a mechanical dishwasher to clean vials (even those that will be used to contain sterile injectables), but those methods are ineffective and often inconsistent and therefore cannot be validated.
Washing vials by hand is quickly becoming a thing of the past. With cGMP issues increasing in Pharma, PennTech has designed and manufactured the perfect aseptic solution to help keep Compounding Pharmacies USP and cGMP Compliant.
In response to this high demand, we have designed and manufactured the perfect solution for low speed pharmaceutical and biotech applications: the RW-250. It is the finest, most compact, semi-automatic, vial washer manufactured in the United States.
Throughput is typically 20-70 vials per minute. The typical batch size: 1,000-8,000 vials. Vial range 2-100 ml glass or plastic (change parts required). The RW-250 includes 6 stations for water (RO/DI, WFI) and sterile air blowing. Optionally, for those using bagged WFI, a WFI skid with an 80 liter tank (approximately 21 gallons) is available with a heating element, bringing the WFI up to 80° C. The skid includes a sanitary centrifugal pump, providing the vial washer with 5 bar (approximately 73 psi) water pressure. After cleaning, the vials are discharged onto a tray for further processing.
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