The Matrix Alliance, an industry initiative of leading packaging and component suppliers organized in 2016 by aseptic filling systems provider Vanrx Pharmasystems, has started to bear fruit. The Alliance, whose mission is to “bring to market complete and compelling solutions for aseptic filling, consisting of nest, stopper, cap, and filling machinery to accelerate the adoption rate of breakthrough medicines,” was established to promote collaboration between companies specialised in pharmaceutical packaging. Specifically, the initiative aims to provide pre-validated container/closure solutions to work on Vanrx’s aseptic filling workcells - so-called ‘product sets’, that work together to meet preset requirements for compatibility and integrity’, as Vanrx’s vice president of marketing Greg Speakman described them. As part of the collaboration, members will leverage the testing and certification of their combined offerings.
Now, alliance members Schott AG and ARaymond Life have announced that Schott’s adaptiQ vials and ARaymondlife RayDyLyo plastic press-fit closures have been confirmed as one such product set. The testing leading to this product set was completed as part of the Matrix Alliance The product set is fully commercially available and ready-to-use with closure integrity performance results available from the suppliers.
“All three of our companies have seen how pharmaceutical companies are shifting toward building flexible manufacturing operations,” said Vanrx’s vice president of marketing Greg Speakman.
Pharmaceutical companies using the product set are assured of a combination that will function as a high-performance primary packaging system for sterile injectables. All elements of the set, vials and caps, have been proven for compatibility and machinability with Vanrx aseptic filling systems.
A specific advantage of RayDyLyo plastic press-fit caps is that they stopper and seal containers in one step, replacing aluminium crimp caps and eliminating their particle risk.