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The vial filling and sealing machine is used in the pharmaceutical industry to fill medicinal contents into the vials and perform the function of sealing the top of the vial with rubber stoppers.
According to GlobalData, there are 30+ companies, spanning technology vendors, established packaging companies, and up-and-coming start-ups engaged in the development and application of vial filling & sealing conveyors.
Key players in vial filling & sealing conveyors
‘Application diversity’ measures the number of different applications identified for each relevant patent and broadly splits companies into either ‘niche’ or ‘diversified’ innovators.
‘Geographic reach’ refers to the number of different countries each relevant patent is registered in and reflects the breadth of geographic application intended, ranging from ‘global’ to ‘local’.
Amgen is one of the leading patent filers in vial filling & sealing conveyors. Amgen recently announced its plans to construct a new pharmaceutical product assembly and packaging unit in New Albany, Ohio, US. The unit will be used to assemble and pack vials and syringes that will support the company’s increasing demand for medicines. Some other key patent filers in the space include F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Danaher, Sanofi, and Robert Bosch Stiftung.
In terms of application diversity, Sanofi leads the pack. Amgen and Becton Dickinson stood in the second and third positions, respectively. By means of geographic reach, Pfizer held the top position, followed by Vetter & Co Apotheker and Sanofi.
Vial filling & sealing conveyors will gain popularity in the pharmaceutical packaging market with players in the industry using this technology for the safety and integrity of their products.
GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research and analysis used to produce this article.
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