PHARMACEUTICAL ROBOTICS

Pharmaceutical Robotics

Robotics to automate process lines to minimize possible external contamination and reduce costs.

Bag- and bottle-thawing and emptying line for plasma and other biotech products.

Machinery - Pharmaceutical Robotics

PBO®: Plasma Bag Opener

Grifols Engineering plasma bag opener (PBO) is designed to perform the following tasks:

  1. The frozen plasma inside the bottle is skin-thawed to create a liquid film inside the bag.
  2. The outer surface of the bag is then rinsed with fresh deionized (DI) water or water for injection (WFI), removing any particles adhered to it.
  3. The outer surface of the bag is then dried to start the manufacturing process.
  4. A robotic system cuts the plasma bag and the plasma is removed from the bag and transferred to the processing tank.

 

PBO - PLASMA BAG OPENER (PDF)

ABO®: Automatic Bottle Opener

The Automatic Bottle Opener (ABO) is a thawing tunnel and plasma bottle washing, cutting and handling line, designed by Grifols Engineering to perform the following tasks:

  1. The frozen plasma inside the bottle is skin-thawed to create a liquid film inside the bottle.
  2. The outer surface of the plastic bottle is rinsed with fresh deionized (DI) water or water for injection (WFI), removing any particles adhered to it.
  3. The outer surface is dried with air jets.
  4. The bottle is automatically cut, the plasma is separated from the bottle, and the product is transferred to the processing tank.

 

ABO - AUTOMATED PLASMA BOTTLE OPENER (PDF)

PBS®: Plasma Bottle Sampling

Plasma Bottle Sampling (PBS) is a patented system, designed and manufactured by Grifols Engineering. It provides added accuracy and safety during manipulation of plasma samples.

 

PBS - PLASMA BOTTLE SAMPLING (PDF)

PCM®: Plasma Cutting Machine

The Plasma Cutting Machine (PCM) is a patented system, designed and manufactured by Grifols Engineering. It provides a high level of safety as the plasma is not handled by the operator while the bottles and bags are cut, minimizing possible external contamination, reducing costs and increasing yield.

 

PCM - PLASMA CUTTING MACHINE