Pharmaceutical, OSD Manufacturing

Pharmaceutical, OSD Manufacturing

Comply with the stringent health and safety requirements in pharmaceutical production while meeting mandatory quality requirements.

More and more, pharma manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce the costs associated with product manufacture yet increase safety and quality. Cleanroom air filtration and process dust collection solutions play a key role in ensuring the manufacture of high-quality pharmaceutical products while helping you increase your throughput.

 

Oral solid dosage (OSD) processes face two main challenges. For one, the generic drug market is putting pressure on manufacturing operations to become more agile and efficient. Filtration systems at these facilities have the potential to help lower operating costs by cutting energy consumption and equipment downtime and by providing filters with an extended lifetime.

 

Secondly, drugs containing high-potency compounds and active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPIs), like in oncology treatments, are on the rise. Their production demands enhanced operational quality and occupational safety to eliminate cross-contamination risks and to protect people and the environment. Operational flexibility also presents a challenge, requiring high quality while allowing for rapid production changeovers.

 

Different facility areas have different cleanliness requirements

Camfil provides state-of-the-art HEPA filters and specialised dust collectors for OSD processes and facilities. OSD facilities consist of different areas that each require their own air filter or dust collector to meet various needs:

 

Area

Solution

MAU and AHU

High-end pre-filtration for minimising total cost of ownership and protecting critical areas

Milling, grinding, blending, formulating

Compression suites

Coating areas

Efficient HEPA filter systems for smooth cleanroom operations – Camfil CleanSeal™ and Megalam™

Compact dust collectors – Camfil Quad Pulse Packages 1 and 2

Isolator areas

Downflow booths

Megalam and push-push filters for work environment protection

Conveying and loading areas

CamCleaner™ for maintaining a clean, safe warehouse

Administrative offices

Quality filtration to ensure employee well-being and productivity

 

Gain peace of mind for all your sensitive processes

Camfil is a leader in air filtration solutions for the life science industry and works in close cooperation with several of the largest global pharma manufacturers. We offer filters, housings and air cleaners designed to comply with strict demands on safety, traceability and control.

Our complete range of ProSafe™ filters for OSD and pharmaceutical operations offers these benefits:

  • Specially developed for process safety in pharmaceutical environments
  • Inert to microbial growth and contamination in accordance with ISO 846
  • Most energy-efficient filters – their high quality does not compromise operational efficiency
  • Tested resistance to chemicals used for cleaning and decontamination in cleanrooms
  • Free of harmful chemical components such as formaldehyde, phthalates and bisphenol-A
  • Sturdy and resistant to moisture and corrosion for a hygienic HVAC system in accordance with VDI 6022

Camfil’s CleanSeal™ filter housing is also specially designed for life sciences. It is a robust, fully welded, leak-proof solution that is easy to install, handle and maintain.

Benefits of pharmaceutical air filtration solutions from Camfil

Control your sensitive production environment with dedicated pharma air filtration and dust collection solutions. You will gain these benefits:

  • Protect your products from contamination and cross contamination, improving product quality
  • Minimise product rejects and liability
  • Prevent employees from coming into contact with potent compounds, and ensure a high level of comfort
  • Protect the environment by preventing the discharge of chemicals
  • Comply with strict environmental and workplace regulations
  • Minimise operational costs with efficient filter performance

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