SKAN has successfully passed the FAT of the first big isolator project in China in November 2014. Shenzhen Techdow Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd. in Shenzhen ordered two filling line isolators for aseptic vial and syringe filling in 2013.
For SKAN this is an important milestone in entering the Chinese market and constitutes one more reference within the Chinese pharmaceutical industry. The project has been processed with long-term partners and was therefore performed quickly and perfectly synchronized. Bausch & Ströbel Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG (Ilshofen, Germany) was responsible for the filling equipment, Atec Pharmatechnik GmbH (Sörup, Germany) supplied the stopper processing systems and Rieckermann GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) cared as local agent for a favourable communication and coordination. The contract was signed in summer 2013 and the plant will start producing after installation, qualification and validation at customer´s site in summer 2015.
Several isolators for sterility testing have been already installed in China during the last years and a third isolator for an aseptic powder filling line is ordered. The first steps into the Chinese market are successfully done, and the constant endeavour to prove SKAN as a reliable partner with distinguished isolators, are worth the effort.