The Almac Group use the GaspaceMicro from Systech Illinois to test oxygen levels in pharmaceutical packaging

Top Quote Systech Illinois' oxygen analyser is designed to test very low volumes of headspace, less than 1cc perfect for use in the packaging environment. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 31, 2016 - The Almac Group was founded by Sir Allen McClay in 2002 with its global headquarters located in Northern Ireland and extensive facilities in the UK, US and Asia Pacific. Almac offer the most comprehensive range of services extending from research through to pharmaceutical and clinical development to commercialisation of drug product.

    The Almac Group is an established contract development and manufacturing organisation that provides an extensive range of integrated services globally to companies within the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. The services range from R&D, biomarker discovery and development, API manufacture, formulation development, clinical trial supply, IXRS technology (IVRS/IXRS) through to commercial-scale manufacture and companion diagnostic development

    Due to the quality, innovation and efficiency of the business, over 600 companies worldwide including market leaders, use Almac's drug development services. With state-of-the-art facilities and the most advanced laboratory equipment Almac consistently provide a high quality Research & Development service to its customers.

    As part of their pharmaceutical development, Almac use the Gaspace Advance Micro from Systech Illinois to test oxygen levels in pharmaceutical packaging. The headspace oxygen analyser is designed to analyse very low volumes of headspace, less than 1cc in pharmaceutical packaging. It is simple to use and provides the Laboratory Scientists with repeatable and accurate results ensuring that they can provide consistent evidence of oxygen levels at a specific tolerance. At Almac they also take advantage of the variety of testing methods this oxygen analyser offers.

    Louise Donnelly PhD, Formulation Development Scientist at Almac states, "Recent customer requirements include packaging of pharmaceutical product in glass bottles with low oxygen content. The Gaspace Advance Micro has proved to be a useful tool for simple, rapid measurement of oxygen in bottles prior to capping. The results, in combination with further analysis of the sealed bottle, give assurance that the product is maintained within the desired packaging conditions. "

    As a global company Systech Illinois specialises in online, portable and laboratory gas analysis equipment. With 30 years as one of the leading experts in gas and moisture measurement, Systech Illinois' application and technology knowledge provides efficient gas analysis solutions in many industry sectors worldwide.

    For the packaging industry, Systech's oxygen permeation and water vapour permeation analysers offer testing of all packaging film, finished package and PET bottles. Systech's headspace range provides fast, easy to use, accurate gas analysis of gas flushed food packages and headspace analysis of food and pharmaceutical packaging.

    For the process industry, Systech offer a wide range of gas analysis solutions including measurement of moisture, oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and many other gases. In addition, Systech manufacture intrinsically safe units for use in hazardous areas.

    Systech Illinois is a multinational company with offices and analysis gas equipment manufacturing facilities in the UK and the U.S. Systech is very proud of its well developed and well trained workforce, which enables it to offer customers a continuing high level of service, and become known globally as a leading supplier of gas analysis instrumentation.

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