ChargePoint Technology Group, and STERIS, have partnered to provide a successful sterile solution to specialty chemicals company, Evonik. Evonik specialises in complex parenteral medications at its plant in Alabama, USA, where it manufactures using fill-finish lines handling a broad mix of products. The company is using ChargePoint’s AseptiSafe® Bio Valve coupled to the STERIS Vaporised Hydrogen Peroxide (VHP®) bio-decontamination system on its VarioSys® filling line. The qualified VarioSys line is optimised for continuous filling, allowing the product to move through the process in the shortest amount of time. The solution also overcomes the challenge of transferring the product from a container to the filling equipment while maintaining sterility.
The ChargePoint AseptiSafe Split Butterfly Valve (SBV) secures the connection between the product and the container, protecting the sterility and therefore the performance of the API.
STERIS’s portable VHP 1000ED bio-decontamination unit decontaminates its surroundings and easily adapts to its manufacturing environment. Together with the ChargePoint technology, the replacement of product containers could occur aseptically and within one hour, as well as enabling continuous filling without interruption, critical to minimising downtime.