Eitan Medical , a developer of advanced infusion therapy and drug-delivery systems, has opened a new manufacturing facility at the company’s headquarters in Netanya, Israel. On-site manufacturing will support Eitan Medical’s production scale of its pharmaceutical solutions division.
The facility will manufacture the Sorrel™ wearable drug-delivery platform across multiple device configurations, including Sorrel™ vial- and cartridge-based wearable injectors, pre-filled and pre-loaded in primary containers up to 50ml, as well as small volume on-body injectors.
“Having on-site manufacturing capabilities enables tight alignment between our R&D, Engineering, Quality and Manufacturing teams and gives us the agility to implement innovations and new product features rapidly,” says Oded Peres, vice president of operations at Eitan Medical. “With multiple cleanrooms, production lines, and automated testing stations, we can provide quality assurance for every device that passes through our lines.”
The new facility comprises 410 square meters (4413 sq. ft.) with two ISO-7 cleanrooms, as well as 50 square meters (538 sq. ft.) of supporting areas. Two semi-automated production lines incorporate both fully and semi-automated technologies and processes, including, ultrasonic machines, duckbill dispensing robots, high-end pressure and leakage testers, heat staking stations with automated vision control, and functional testers with high-resolution needle vision inspection and needle lubrication. The increased production capacity for Sorrel™ devices will support Eitan Medical’s pharmaceutical partners working on feasibility projects, joint development, and clinical studies, as well as commercial implementation.
The facility also features manual production lines to support the increased demand from Eitan Medical’s customers and allows for multiple products and customer lines to be manufactured simultaneously.
“The manufacturing lines significantly improve our ability to support customers and meet increased market demand, while maintaining full control and quality of our devices,” adds Dr. Andrei Yosef, general manager of pharmaceutical solutions at Eitan Medical. “We have multiple pharmaceutical partners looking to utilize our Sorrel™ wearable drug-delivery platform and our increased production capacity will enable us to meet this increasing demand.”
Eitan Medical partnered with Germany-based teamtechnik , experts in developing and building special-purpose automation equipment. Experts in the automation field, teamtechnik supported from concept and design through setup and validation onsite.