Gerresheimer supplies primary packaging for dexamethasone

The company to supply 100ml drug cans with closures

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This is the plastic can DB39 from Gerresheimer in which the dexamethasone tablets for the treatment of seriously ill Covid 19 patients are filled. Photo - Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer has been commissioned by a customer to produce plastic containers in which the active ingredient dexamethasone is to be filled. According to a study, the active ingredient can reduce the mortality of people who are seriously ill with Covid 19. The medical journal and other media recently reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) had called for an increase in the production of the active ingredient dexamethasone.

Headquartered in Düsseldorf in Germany, the manufacturer of primary glass and plastic packaging products for medication and drug delivery kept its customers supplied globally amid the coronavirus crisis. With special products made of glass and plastic, the company contributes to health and well-being. Gerresheimer is represented worldwide, and with around 10,000 employees produce where its customers and markets are and has packaging manufacturing plants in Europe, America and Asia (including India as well).

100ml drug cans with closures

“Thanks to globally standardized processes and technologies, we can produce flexibly, locally and sustainably. This also includes optimizing procurement and transport routes for our customers,” says Jens Friis, vice president Europe and Latin America at Primary Plastic Packaging, responsible for sales. “For the packaging of dexamethasone, we supply 100ml drug cans with closures. “He explains that already in December 2019 the first mold was successfully transferred to the production site in Vaerloese, Denmark, to be able to supply local European markets optimally.

As a specialist for pharmaceutical primary packaging, Gerresheimer for the packaging of the active ingredient, even at the beginning of the corona pandemic, the company responded flexibly to its customers’ requests for containers for filling hand disinfectants. At Gerresheimer, the factors of procurement security, supply chain management and clearly defined throughput times are decisive key factors for high customer satisfaction in the service of people’s health.

Gerresheimer offers wide portfolio of product comprising pharmaceutical packaging as well as products for the simple and safe administration of drugs such as  Insulin pens, inhalers, micropumps, prefillable syringes, injection vials, ampoules, bottles and containers for liquid and solid medications with closure and safety systems, and packaging for the cosmetics industry.


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