Belfast-based pharmaceutical packaging integrity expert, Sepha Ltd, in conjunction with their distributor in North America, Service Industries, will launch BottleScan, the world’s first tool-less, non-destructive, multi-bottle integrity tester for induction-sealed pharmaceutical bottles, at Pack Expo, Las Vegas on 23rd September 2013. 

BottleScan which has been designed, developed and manufactured at Sepha’s UK headquarters, uses force decay technology to detect weak seals and defects down to 15 microns.  It has a tool-less design and can test up to 4 bottles simultaneously in a quick test cycle of approximately 60 seconds. The system produces objective ‘PASS/FAIL’ results enabling good bottles to be returned to the production line.  BottleScan has the ability to run in compliance with 21CFR Part 11, offering pharmaceutical manufacturers and packagers a more technologically advanced, accurate and efficient solution for testing the integrity of induction-sealed bottles.

Commenting on the launch, Paul Kelly, Sepha’s Head of Sales & Marketing said BottleScan is the latest addition to Sepha’s integrity testing product range and has been developed in response to increasing market demand for a more advanced, technology based integrity test for induction-sealed bottles.  Its tool-less design and configurable methods make it ideal for pharmaceutical lines running multiple products. Operator error is also eliminated as the quick, repeatable test provides objective data which is securely stored and can be built in to current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) and used as part of robust QA testing. We look forward to showcasing it for the first time at Pack Expo”.

Pack Expo takes place in the Las Vegas Convention Centre, Las Vegas from 23rd – 25th September, and brings together over 26,000 professionals from around the world, for what is set to be the year's most comprehensive event for the packaging and processing industry.

Visit Sepha and Service Industries, at Stand C5100 for live demonstrations of BottlesScan throughout the show.