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Pfeiffer Vacuum’s virtual showroom: Leak testing and CCIT solutions for the pharmaceutical industry

  • Integrity testing of pharmaceutical container closures (CCIT)
  • Innovative solutions for the pharmaceutical industry
  • Individual viability studies in the laboratory

Asslar, July 07, 2021. In its virtual showroom, Pfeiffer Vacuum presents a variety of different leak testing methods for pharmaceutical packaging (container closure integrity testing or CCIT). Visitors to the site will find information about the challenges of leak testing IV bags, syringes, blister packs, plastic bottles, vials and other non-porous containers. At the virtual trade show booth, visitors will learn about Pfeiffer Vacuum’s unique portfolio of leak detectors. Informative videos explain the different technologies used – helium mass spectrometry, optical emission spectroscopy and mass extraction.

A tight and reliable seal is essential in primary packaging for drugs. Contamination such as humidity, oxygen or microbiological ingress can considerably impact drug quality throughout the product life cycle. To prevent risks such as the stability failure of highly moisture-sensitive drugs (such as dry powder for inhalation) or biological ingress into parenteral drugs, integrity tests with a high sensitivity are required.

As well as presenting the different leak testing methods for pharmaceutical packaging, the showroom also provides more information on individual feasibility studies. The experts from Pfeiffer Vacuum use studies like these to visualize the particular packaging and test the possible use of CCIT. Pfeiffer Vacuum uses the three CCIT technologies to obtain a realizable detection limit and cycle time for the packaging.

Find more information about the virtual showroom here:

About Pfeiffer Vacuum
Pfeiffer Vacuum (stock exchange symbol PFV, ISIN DE0006916604) is one of the world’s leading providers of vacuum solutions. In addition to a full range of hybrid and magnetically levitated turbopumps, the product portfolio comprises backing pumps, leak detectors, measurement and analysis devices, components as well as vacuum chambers and systems. Ever since the invention of the turbopump by Pfeiffer Vacuum, the company has stood for innovative solutions and high-tech products that are used in the Analytics, Industry, Research & Development, Coating and Semiconductor markets. Founded in 1890, Pfeiffer Vacuum is active throughout the world today. The company employs a workforce of some 3,300 people and has more than 20 sales and service companies as well as 10 manufacturing sites worldwide.
For more information, please visit www.pfeiffer-vacuum.com.