People want it all, don’t they? The type of cars many drive is one indicator. Crossover vehicles have become a very popular vehicle segment. They offer: practicality while still maintaining a cool factor; spaciousness with decent fuel efficiency; and car-like handling with the safety of all wheel drive for slippery conditions. In much the same way, parenteral manufacturers are seeking availability of filling lines to do the equivalent of the routine drive to work, as well as the weekend camping outing on the unpaved road.
Flexibility has become a strong business driver, especially for clinical and small scale operations. Having the ability to fill vials for liquid or lyophilized products, as well as filling syringes and cartridges all on one line, enables clinical operations to support product pipelines and contract manufacturers to handle whatever small manufacturing requests may come their way.