Stevanato Group will initially supply two high-speed Plus 400 LKD automatic inspection machines to US-based Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing, as part of state-of-the-art manufacturing and packaging equipment operating in their new, 60,000 sq.ft. large-scale fill/finish facility.
Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing (“GRAM”) recently tripled its manufacturing capacity, adding a large-scale fill/finish facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the third fill/finish facility for the company, to serve increasing U.S.-based client demand in the aseptic fill/finish market. The added capacity, latest technologies, and state-of-the-art equipment provide flexible solutions to meet the needs of the most complex sterile injectables.
The company has developed strategic partnerships to bring flexible solutions to its customers, equipping the facility with top-of-the-line systems and industry-leading technologies. Stevanato Group was selected as the technological partner for automated visual inspection equipment and will initially supply two high-speed Plus 400 LKD automatic inspection machines.
GRAM selected these inspection systems, running up to 400 pieces per minute, not only for their high productivity. This model features innovative inspection algorithms ensuring high detection rates and reduced false rejection integrating high voltage leak detection. Furthermore, it is versatile and highly flexible as all the inspection equipment in Stevanato Group portfolio. Plus 400 LKD is designed with particular attention to return on investment as it inspects different drugs, from water-like to difficult-to-inspect products.
"We are very pleased to put our technological expertise at the service of Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing. Our state-of-the-art inspection machines and local technical support are critical for their programs requesting high reactiveness, product integrity and productivity. We are proud to join forces," said Raffaele Pace, Engineering Head of Operations.
“The automated visual inspection machines that Stevanato Group provides have a reliable track record, and fit well with our commitment to quality and ensuring the highest level of service to our clients,” said Steve Nole, VP, Operations at GRAM. “We look forward to all we will accomplish with the new technology.”
About Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing, Inc.
Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing, Inc. (“GRAM”), a modern parenteral contract development and manufacturing organization, delivers customized solutions to meet clients’ fill and finish needs from development through commercialization. With capabilities for biologics as well as controlled substances, GRAM’s expert project managers and modern facilities support pharmaceutical development and cGMP manufacturing, analytical testing, and regulatory filing.