Antares Vision: Inspection Machine

LYO-CHECK inspection machine for lyophilized (freeze-dried) products removes water from a liquid drug to create a solid powder, or cake.

Antares Vision, provider of serialization-based pharmaceutical track-and-trace solutions, will premiere an enhanced LYO-CHECK inspection machine for lyophilized (freeze-dried) products at INTERPHEX 2018. The company will also display its enterprise-level ATS Four serialization software ecosystem.

Complementing these will be a selection of inspection and serialization modules, including those comprising Antares Vision’s Quick Compliance Program for expedited compliance with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act, whose enforcement will begin this November. The program guarantees a fully integrated, validated serialization system within just 10 weeks through the use of ready-to-go modules and a standardized package of software, documentation and services.

The LYO-CHECK inspection machine was developed to meet industry needs for a dedicated inspection system distinct from those applied to liquid parenteral products. Lyophilization is a process that removes water from a liquid drug to create a solid powder, or cake, which is typically stored in vials, cartridges, dual chamber syringes, and prefilled mixing systems.

Lyophilization allows long-term storage (more than two years) even at room temperature, and enhanced protection from pollution. Lyophilized drugs preserve the original product features, can be stored easily, and can be rapidly reconstituted for patient use. The enhanced LYO-CHECK machine is based on vision architecture comprising a dedicated software and optical layout .

The ATS Four serialization software ecosystem is an enterprise-level (Level 4) track-and-trace solution that manages serialization data flow connecting production plants, CMOs, third-party logistics and government agencies that introduces new concepts of data storage and exchange. 

The ATS Four database technology is engineered to run at high speed, guaranteeing the same stringent data safety whether operating on Cloud space or on premises within a corporate server infrastructure.