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Compamed 2019
September 14, 2021

OPTIMA life science and OPTIMA automation at the trade shows Compamed and Medica 2021

Compamed and Medica are both important trade shows for the Optima Group and will take place between November 15 and 18, 2021. Optima Life Science and Optima Automation are appearing together at Compamed in Duesseldorf. Optima Life Science is presenting the first of its kind in the world – a production line for stoma accessories. Optima Automation is focusing on a new assembly solution for glass syringes.
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Werner Volk (left) and Juergen Bareiss
August 30, 2021

OPTIMA packaging group expands portfolio to include fuel cell production lines

Fuel cell vehicles are considered a potential solution in the battle against climate change. The Optima Group has now developed machine solutions to increase the production capacity of fuel cells. As a result, the required production steps – coating, cutting, assembling the individual layers, and stacking – have been automated. This establishes the Schwaebisch Hall-based family-owned Group as a leading supplier of complete solutions, offering fuel cell production worldwide.
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Pack Expo 2019
August 2, 2021

The OPTIMA Group presents its solutions at four key US trade shows

The Optima Group will present its solutions for the consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and medical technology industries at four trade shows in the USA. The company is participating at Pack Expo and Healthcare Packaging Expo in Las Vegas, held at the same time from September 27 to 29. Interphex in New York and ICE in Orlando are also bringing a sense of normality back to trade show operations between October 19 and 21.
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Production of Cell Therapeutics
June 10, 2021

OPTIMA pharma and clinics develop production unit for CAR-T cell therapeutics

In late 2020, the Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus in Stuttgart, the Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg and the Pharma Division of the Schwaebisch Hall-based special machine manufacturer Optima launched an innovative project called "ProCell for Patient". The strategic partnership aims to develop a production system for CAR-T cell therapies.
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virtual FAT
June 7, 2021

Virtual Acceptance Test at OPTIMA automation

Optima Automation has recently completed a comprehensive system to assemble blood collection tubes, including the dosing of additives. This consists of an OPTIMA BCT-200 processing line and an OPTIMA BCA-200 assembly machine. It was not possible to perform the Eastern European customer's Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) with them being present at Optima due to the pandemic. The machine acceptance was carried out online and streamed live for the customer to avoid any risk of delaying the project.
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OPTIMA pharma CSPE Center II
May 28, 2021

OPTIMA is expanding its production capacities

The Optima Group is building another CSPE Center at its headquarters in Schwaebisch Hall, to be used for the assembly and comprehensive commissioning of pharmaceutical filling lines. This will expand the production area by around 46,000 square feet (4,300 square meters) and also provide new office space. At Optima Pharma's site in Gladenbach-Mornshausen (Hesse, Germany), the existing assembly hall for freeze-drying systems is being expanded by 50 percent. The investment is due to the high volume of orders received and ongoing developments in the Optima Group’s Pharma Division.
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INTISO isolator
April 26, 2021

The new INTISO from METALL+PLASTIC

The new INTISO integrated isolator from Metall+Plastic offers complete isolator protection for filling and sealing processes with a massive reduction in outlay. What sets the new isolator design apart is the elimination of an HVAC unit and the relocation of the cooling and ventilation units from the technical floor to the isolator plenum.
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Filling and closing systems for vaccine candidates
April 12, 2021

Annual Report 2020/2021 - OPTIMA continues its growth curve

The Optima Group closed the 2020 financial year with record figures. The consolidated revenue stood at over €420 million. The workforce increased to over 2,650 last year – also a record figure. To allow the Optima Group to continue to grow, construction work is scheduled for 2021 at the headquarters in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany.

Insights

Microdosing at its finest

Microdosing at its finest

A range of test formats are used in diagnostics to detect acute infection and prevent the uncontrolled spread of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen. At the Marburg site, Siemens Healthineers have recently started a very high quality PCR test on an OPTIMA ImmuFill®. This machine achieves high precision reagent dosing into containers from a dosing volume of 50 µl upwards, and these are then closed and labelled.
March 30, 2022
Retrofit as an opportunity

Retrofit as an opportunity

When systems have seen better days, action is needed. Often numerous parts in the control cabinet are outdated. Once central automation components such as the control system have been discontinued, the clock starts ticking. A timely retrofit avoids a costly total breakdown. And it opens up the opportunity to benefit from the possibilities of digitalization.
February 24, 2022
Green packaging not green-washing

Green packaging not green-washing

Sustainability is a future-oriented issue. The way forward is being set today, and it requires interdisciplinary strategies. It is not always necessary to reinvent the wheel. Two sustainable packaging solutions co-developed at Optima are proof of this. One solution received the German Packaging Award, the other is in the running for the Innovation Award for Climate and Environment by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment.
February 17, 2022
Assembly and packaging system

The start of a new era in bone cement

Heraeus Medical is pursuing ambitious goals. Based in Wehrheim near Frankfurt am Main, the company consistently advances the development of bone cement and has constructed a new building to do just that. Their new bone cement system, manufactured using an assembly and packaging system from Optima Automation, makes work simpler and safer.
January 17, 2022
A new aesthetic for paper hygiene packaging

A new aesthetic for paper hygiene packaging

The paper hygiene products market and its packaging are undergoing massive change. There are three main drivers behind this, says Oliver Rebstock, the Managing Director of Optima Nonwovens. Is there urgent need for action?
January 13, 2022
Catalent Against COVID: A Race Against Time

Catalent against COVID: A race against time

When the pharmaceutical industry started to research vaccines to fight COVID-19 in the spring of 2020, the concern that global manufacturing and packaging capacities would need to be increased arose almost simultaneously. At Catalent Pharma Solutions, a leading development and manufacturing partner to pharmaceutical companies, preparations began to boost vaccine production capabilities.
August 12, 2021

o-com Magazines

12 | 2021

O-COM CONSUMER / NONWOVENS DECEMBER 2021

Green Packaging, not Green-washing
Unmixed packaging materials are ideal for recycling

The new OPTIMA FS1 is here
Flexibility for new types of packaging, suited to customer needs and the job market
O-COM PHARMA JULY 2021 EN
07 | 2021

O-COM PHARMA JULY 2021

A race against time
Safe vaccines faster thanks to CSPE and turnkey expertise

CSPE reloaded
The successful concept is getting even better
O-COM PHARMA / LIFE SCIENCE NOVEMBER 2020 - EN
11 | 2020

O-COM PHARMA / LIFE SCIENCE NOVEMBER 2020

A finger on the pulse of the future
System solutions for cell and gene therapeutics

Equipped for tackling COVID-19
New turnkey line for Adimmune
11 | 2020

O-COM CONSUMER / NONWOVENS NOVEMBER 2020

Robots master complexity
Fail-safe robotics enhance flexibility

Fast, flexible and sustainable
Turnkey line with technological highlight for Ahold Delhaize

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Lounges
5/17/22 - 5/19/22Karlsruhe (de)

Lounges 2022

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Pharmapack
5/18/22 - 5/19/22Paris (fr)

Pharmapack 2022

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interphex
5/24/22 - 5/26/22New York (us)

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Hispack
5/24/22 - 5/27/22Barcelona (es)

Hispack 2022

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Pharma Technica
5/31/22 - 6/1/22Düsseldorf (de)

Pharma Technica

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PDA
6/2/22 - 6/3/22Basel (ch)

PDA Parenteral Packaging 2022

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FCE Pharma & Cosmetique
6/7/22 - 6/9/22Sao Paulo (br)

FCE Pharma & Cometique

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Bio International Convention
6/13/22 - 6/16/22San Diego (us)

Bio International Convention 2022

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COPHEX
6/14/22 - 6/17/22Goyang (kr)

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Analytica
6/21/22 - 6/24/22Munich (de)

Analytica 2022

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Fispal
6/21/22 - 6/24/22São Paulo (br)

Fispal Tecnologia 2022

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Cidpex 2022
6/24/22 - 6/26/22Wuhan (cn)

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 jan.deininger@optima-packaging.com

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