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Facilities of the Future Conference
Posted on Feb 05, 2018

Interested in learning what thought leaders are envisioning for the future of manufacturing for pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals and personalized gene and cell therapies? If so, the ISPE Facilities of the Future Conference is a must attend conference. ISPE's Facility of the Future Conference is February 20th-22nd in Bethesda, MD. AST is excited to be participating and exhibiting at this conference. Many of AST's products like the ASEPTiCell and GENiSYS are leading edge and innovative solutions that are being leveraged by industry to overcome industry challenges and advancing flexibility and quality of aseptic manufacturing operations. We invite you to visit with out product and application experts about our innovative products at Table 9.

ISPE 2018 Aseptic Conference
Posted on Jan 22, 2018

AST is excited to be participating and exhibiting at this year's ISPE Aseptic Conference March 6th & 7th in Ruston, VA. Josh Russell, AST's Director of Business Development, will be participating in an industry forum discussing robotics and their application in aseptic processing applications. AST will also be exhibiting at booth #409. Please stop by our booth to discuss your application challenges with our application engineers and see how AST's ASEPTiCell or GENiSYS system can be used to solve them.

Robotics & Isolator-Barrier Systems: The Perfect Combination for Advanced Aseptic Processing
Posted on Dec 20, 2017

The aim of advanced aseptic processing is the elimination and absolute control of all sources of contaminations - most importantly, human generated contamination. Robotics and isolator-barrier systems will be the core technologies in meeting this endeavor.

Successful CPhI-PMEC India Premiere
Posted on Dec 08, 2017

This year's CPhI-PMEC India show was a success by all measures. With the GENiSYS Lab Container Filling System and Vial Sealing System on display attendee's were able to see the systems in operation and gain a better understanding of the key features and benefits of these solutions in helping them overcome some of the common industry challenges with small batch aseptic processing.

Delivering Flexibility Without Complexity
Posted on Nov 27, 2017

The pharmaceutical and biotechnology products currently under development or being commercialized are specific and personalized in nature. Given this targeted nature the value of these products are high and batch sizes are small. This brings new manufacturing challenges to aseptic fill-finish operations where traditional approaches are not meeting the flexibility, yield or efficiency these products require. To overcome these challenges new flexible solutions are providing manufacturing options for these small batch aseptic filling applications.

ASHP Midyear Meeting 2017
Posted on Nov 15, 2017

AST is excited to be participating at this years American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear meeting Decmber 3rd -7th in Orlando, FL. The ASHP Midyear Cinical Meeting is the largest gathering of pharmacists in the world. With its focus on improving patient care, the meeting is a dynamic venue discussing important issues relevant to contemporary pharmacy practice. The Midyear Meeting includes multiple educational tracks discussing rapid microbiological detection methods in the clinical, methods and techniques to improve patient safety, and regulatory discussions surrounding USP <797> and <800>. AST will be exhibiting at the Midyear Meeting and invites you to visit and talk with our experts about how our aseptic fill-finish systems can solve the most challenging applications.

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.

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