Contract Pharma Manufacturer Optimizes Quality Check Process With the Cubis Lab Balance

by Matthias Ude
Volume 13, Issue 3 (Fall 2014)

As a contract manufacturing organization (CMO) in this environment, it is essential for hameln pharma to deliver goods to their customers reliably, in terms of quantity, delivery time, and quality. Therefore, the topic of quality assurance plays a huge role— for both final packaged units as well as for bulk products. After a long-term analysis of the bulk product weighing process, hameln pharma’s objective was to significantly streamline the time-consuming process of manual counting and visual inspection. Moreover, taking cGMP standards into account, they wanted to optimize their existing process in order to remove any possibility of incomplete package volumes. Katrin Strasser, hameln pharma’s operational excellence expert, explained that: (1) packing box weights fluctuated with humidity levels during their manufacture; (2) labels for product packages varied; and (3) the actual number of items in a box carton were not always consistent.

Ude M. Contract pharma manufacturer optimizes quality check process with the Cubis lab balance. BioProcess J, 2014; 13(3): 61.

Posted online October 13, 2014.