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Tired of Hand Filling? AST's Benchtop Systems Could be Your Answer
Posted on Oct 19, 2017

Aseptically processing small batches of sterile drug products has many unique challenges that have to balance cost, flexibility and quality. Normally for small batches companies default to manually filling and processing approaches with very little automation. Unfortunately, given the intimate interaction manual processing has with these products, contamination risk and process variability can be high. AST's new benchtop family of products are specifically designed to minimize the risks associated with aseptic productions of small batch sterile pharmaceutical and biotech products.

AST Launches New Line of Benchtop Machines for Aseptic Processing
Posted on Oct 16, 2017

AST launches a new line of benchtop machines specific to meeting the needs of small batch aseptic applications. The product family includes a Container Filling System, Container Closing System and Vial Sealing System that together can be used to fill, close and seal vials, syringes and cartridges. These benchtop systems have been designed to include advanced features including: in-process fill weight control (IPC), electronic batch reporting (EBR) and a high resolution interface with advanced recipe driven menus.

2017 ISPE Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference
Posted on Oct 02, 2017

AST is excited to again be partcipating at the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) Biomanufacturing Conference. This years conference will be held in San Francisco, CA., December 4th-6th. This year's theme Launch Readiness: Operational Agility for Today's Challenges, has educational tracks that highlight various strategies that are being by biopharma companies to shorten launch cycles of next generation therapies and flexible options that enable companies to quickly adapt to manufacturing challenges. AST will be exhibiting at the conference and invites you to visit us to talk with our system experts about how our aseptic manufacturing systems can solve the most challenging production applications.

Processing Ready-To-Use Vials with Proven Vial Capping Solutions
Posted on Sep 01, 2017

Pre-sterilized, Ready-To-Use (RTU) vials are quickly gaining adoption within the biopharma industry, particularly for small batch applications. RTU vials simplify the processing requirements and facilities necessary to aseptically fill/finish drug products by eliminating equipment, utilities and production space required for container preparation. To realize the full breadth of benefits RTU vials can provide, integration with traditional processes and equipment must be carefully considered. Modern and flexible technologies such as robotics help to streamline the integration of RTU vials into aseptic fill/finish processes. This article discusses how one such process that benefits from robotic automation is the vial sealing or capping process required to fully close vials.

CPhI / P-MEC India 2017
Posted on Jul 27, 2017

AST will be exhibiting at the CPhI / P-MEC Pharmaceutical Equipment & Technology Exposition in Mumbai, India November 27th - 29th. AST is excited to be exhibiting for the first time at the P-MEC India Expo, and to unveil and showcase our latest aseptic equipment innovations at this event. Come visit us at Booth #AC31, Hall A to learn more above this latest innovations and our ASEPTiCell and GENiSYS filling and closing systems.

Bridging the Divide - Streamline The Process Development & Tech Transfer Process
Posted on Jul 26, 2017

Preparing drug products for tech transfer can be a daunting task. Traditional process development practices tend to be labor intensive, difficult to scale to a manufacturing environment, and gathering the critical process data to make informed decisions can be a challenge. This article describes how the advantages of AST's GENiSYS® system can streamline the tech transfer process by enabling efficient drug development activities and process data collection.

2017 ISPE Annual Meeting
Posted on Jul 24, 2017

AST is pleased to be continuing our long standing support of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) and will be attending its 2017 Annual Meeting October 29th - November 1st in San Diego, California USA. This year's annual meeting themed: Driving Innovation to Advance Patient Therapies is focused on bringing to together industry thought leaders, professionals and educators to discuss solutions and opportunities to bring novel therapies to patients quickly and safely. Come and visit us at booth #1308 to discuss how our flexible filling systems; the ASEPTiCell and GENiSYS can support your aseptic fill-finish application.

2017 PDA Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Posted on Mar 13, 2017

AST is joining industry professionals and experts at the 2017 Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California April 3rd - 5th. Come and visit AST at Booth #115 to discuss your aseptic manufacturing application and learn more about how our innovated production options can be leveraged to solve your important aseptic challenges.

Interphex 2017
Posted on Feb 27, 2017

AST will be exhibiting at the Interphex 2017 Pharmaceutical Equipment & Technology Exposition at the Javits Center in New York City, March 21st - 23rd. AST will be showcasing our newest GENiSYS small scale filling machine and hosting a VR Tour of our latest ASEPTiCell robotic isolated filling system at the 2017 Interphex Exhibition. Come and visit us at Booth #3458 to learn more about our innovative solutions.

2017 ISPE Aseptic Conference
Posted on Feb 06, 2017

AST is proud to again be an exhibitor at the upcoming International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) 2017 Aseptic Conference in Reston, Virginia March 7th and 8th. This year's conference will detail innovative and best practices recently developed and successfully employed in aseptic applications. Come and visit us at Table 106 to learn about our innovative solutions including our GENiSYS and ASEPTiCell adaptive filling machines that aseptically process ready-to-use vials, syringes and cartridges.

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