PSL provides bespoke high containment retrofit systems to existing capsule filling machines and tablet presses.
The operation of tablet press or encapsulator creates exposure challenges with the dust they create and along with the added complexity of the ancillary components, such as a de duster/ metal detector in the downstream process. When manufacturing capsules or tablets for a highly toxic cancer drug, production operations required operators wearing fully contained suits, making the process arduous and cleaning the room and various ancillary equipment long and problematic.
By designing a fully contained environment, PSL address mechanical operation and maintenance along with safety requirements. Retrofitting existing installations provide a low-cost solution to achieve efficient containment levels while improving manufacturing performance and operator safety.
PSL has collaborated with Capsugel in the design and manufacture of the Xceloprotect™ isolator. Capsugel’s Xcelodose® precision powder micro-dosing system is integrated into the Xceloprotect isolator to provide high operator protection when filling potent compounds and to inhibit vibration transfer.
Existing machines in the field can be retrofitted with a special kit. All mechanical and electrical mechanisms of the Xcelodose system are contained within the lower half of the isolator to avoid contamination and facilitate easy access without breaking containment.
For more information on the Xceloprotect isolator please see http://www.capsugel.com
Trademarks and IP for Xceloprotect™ and Xcelodose® are the property of Capsugel.