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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.
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Optima and Voith
March 30, 2021

Review of a round table with OPTIMA experts

At the end of March, the German trade magazine Packaging Journal invited readers to a round table discussion in cyberspace. The invited guests were Optima experts Dominik Broellochs and Ulrich Burkart (both Group Sustainability Managers), packaging consultant Carolina Schweig, and from the packaging industry Timothy Glaz, Head of Corporate Affairs at Werner & Mertz with the well-known Frosch brand.
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Paper Packaging
March 24, 2021

OPTIMA offers sustainable packaging solutions for napkins

In 2021, Optima is continuing to drive its sustainability strategy forward. The company focuses on honest packaging solutions that take into account circular economy principles and deliver true sustainability. Paper packaging is one possibility.
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The Optima Consumer team, which played a leading role in the development of the OPTIMA EGS
February 15, 2021

OPTIMA EGS is awarded the International FoodTec Award

The innovative OPTIMA EGS machine concept from OPTIMA consumer GmbH was awarded the silver International FoodTec Prize by the German Agricultural Society (DLG). The OPTIMA EGS handles the fully automated evacuation, gassing and seaming of baby milk powder containers in the high-care room, and considerably increases production reliability. 

Insights

Refrigerants: New Ways to reach the Goal

Refrigerants: New Ways to reach the Goal

How can we slow down and halt climate change? This question only rarely makes it as far as pharmaceutical manufacturing. However, "classic" refrigerants used in freeze-drying systems are harmful to the environment. What is known as the F-gas Regulation set the course for the European Union as early as 2014, and is still impacting the design of freeze-drying plants today. Optima provides solutions.
April 28, 2021
Full Throttle for Vaccine Filling

Full Throttle for Vaccine Filling

When the pharmaceutical industry started research in spring 2020 on vaccines to fight COVID-19, the issue of manufacturing and packaging capacities arose almost at the same time. Requests for suppliers like Optima to provide new sterile fill finish lines with isolators were scheduled to start immediately as emergency drug approvals were granted. 
April 23, 2021
OPTIMA Zero L1

Modularity without Limits

Optima's new Zero machine platform is the benchmark for high performance, flexibility and modularity. The OPTIMA Zero L1 configuration is used, for instance, to package feminine hygiene and light incontinence products.
March 9, 2021
The OPTIMA DS1 in production.

High-tech packaging for baby diapers

The young company Viet Sing produces high quality diapers. Happily, the demand for these diapers is increasing. To increase its capacity, the company invested in state-of-the-art German technology, the basic model DS1 from Optima Nonwovens for diaper packaging. The system, which was delivered two months after ordering, is extremely stable and reduces personnel costs by 50 percent.
March 4, 2021
Food Supplements

Food Supplements redefinded

A food supplement dosage form committed to health and a positive lifestyle – this was the mission of HERMES PHARMA when presenting its HERMES NutriCaps at the Vitafoods trade show in Geneva in May 2019. These capsules will revolutionize the dietary supplements markets. For the market entry, HERMES PHARMA chose the OPTIMA CFR as its filling machine.
March 4, 2021
sterility test isolator

The STISO with DECOpulse®

Longer operating time and the highest level of pharmaceutical safety is what is on offer from the latest generation of sterility test isolators STISO. This is mainly due to DECOpulse®, the highly efficient, award-winning bio decontamination system. STISO also scores high points for its ergonomic design and the "Plug & Test" principle.
March 4, 2021

o-com Magazines

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
O-COM Special Edition April 2020 - English
04 | 2020

Special Edition O-COM April 2020

The machine platform of the future
Innovation project for a short time-to-market

Highest security for baby milk powder
New "centerpiece" at Elb-Milch
12 | 2019

o-com pharma / life science 12|2019

Insights and Perspectives on Industry Trends
Enthusiastic participants at the Pharma Forum 2019
High-tech for Cells
Optima develops a production facility for cell and gene therapeutics

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