Gerresheimer includes Stevanato’s twist-off closure system for Gx RTF syringes

Syringe closure with increased safety

Gerresheimer Gx RTF Luer lock syringes with the new twist-off closure system Gx TWILC (Twistable Integrated Luer lock Closure) available in the sizes 1.0 ml long and 1.0 ml short. Photo - Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer will offer its Gx RTF syringes with SG ITC (Integrated Tip Cap) twist-off closure of the Stevanato Group. With this technology, which is often asked for on the market, Gerresheimer includes an especially user-friendly system solution for Luer Lock syringes in its program.

The integrated seal cap consists of two components – an elastomeric component available in different formulations and a rigid, translucent polymer cap. The elastomer component is inserted into the plastic cap, screwed together with a Luer Lock adapter, and pre-assembled on the syringe. Compared to traditional Luer Cone systems, this solution offers a syringe closure with increased stability, thus protecting the drug product. The twist-off closure system responds to different drugs’ containment needs: vaccines, hyaluronic acid, biotech drugs, and other viscous drugs. It has been developed and produced according to ISO 11040-7 standard and fit well on Gx RTF syringes, it said. Gerresheimer will offer 1.0 ml long and 1.0 ml short Luer Lock syringes with the integrated twist-off closure in the first step. Additional formats will follow.

Increased safety and user-friendliness for medical specialists

The integrated seal cap consists of two components: an elastomeric component, which is available in different formulations and a rigid, translucent polymer cap.

The seal cap is securely screwed onto the Gerresheimer Luer Lock syringe so that the cap’s accidental removal is prevented. The familiar twist-off function offers medical specialists improved user-friendliness without impairing the integrity of the pre-fillable syringes. The structured surface simplifies the removal of the cap. “We combine our syringes with system components that are primarily aimed at user-friendliness and safety,” Manfred Baumann (Global Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing, Administration & TCC, Member of the Management Board, Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH) explains. “The new SG ITC twist-off closure suits these aims outstandingly.” Gerresheimer already delivers syringes equipped with the seal cap, which can be processed on existing filling lines under Gx TWILC (Twistable Integrated Luer lock Closure). The 100-hole nests are packaged in a tub and sterilized with ethylene oxide gas (EtO).

Gerresheimer is a leading global partner of the pharmaceuticals and health care industries. The company contributes to health and well-being with its special products of glass and plastic. With its works in Europe, North and South America, and Asia, the company achieves a turnover of around 1.4 billion euros. The broad range of its offering encompasses pharmaceutical packaging, as well as products for the simple and safe administering of medication: insulin pens, inhalers, micropumps, pre-fillable syringes, injection vials, ampules, bottles, and containers for liquid and solid medications with seal and safety systems, as well as packaging for the cosmetics industry.


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