"One Machine" Concept for Integrated Inhaler Line
"Digital disruption has reached the healthcare sector, and with it comes an imperative for life-science companies to retool core technology to remain competitive,” says McKinsey and Company about the changes underway in healthcare automation.
One manufacturer taking this to heart is Kindeva Drug Delivery, with their recent endeavor to implement 18 machines and components into a “one machine concept” for their new metered dose inhaler (MDI) line developed by MGS Machine.
Kindeva is a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that develops and manufactures complex drug and combination products for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
Kindeva wanted the one machine concept, taking bulk inhaler canisters all the way through multiple layers of packaging, cartoning, case packing, and palletizing. With so much to focus on bringing a new inhaler to market, they wanted to collaborate with a company that could deliver the entire packaging line as one.
Their vision was that any operator that walked up to the line would have one common interface, with a cohesive look between each piece of the system including the same buttons, stack lights, programming, messaging, and startup/shutdown procedures. From an operator standpoint, they wanted all 18 machines to “feel” the same.
Kindeva chose MGS to deliver this complex system.
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