From initial manual to automated production
The collaboration between EsoCap and Zühlke targets the entire process of transforming initial manual production into an automated production line that serves as a blueprint for high volumes. State-of-the-art technologies such as virtual reality (VR) or 3D printing will be used to achieve the goal as efficiently as possible. Along the way, the team of highly skilled engineers will constantly reduce identified risks and define requirements for the automated assembly of millions of EsoCaps per year.
"A major challenge in commercializing our multicomponent formulation is the ability to produce cost-effectively on an industrial scale while maintaining strict sterility and quality standards. With our innovative application design and Zühlke's expertise in process automation, we are well positioned to meet this challenge", said Dr. Peter Stangier, Director Strategic Planning at EsoCap.
The result of this collaboration is a prototype production line that will demonstrate the feasibility of large-scale production.
EsoCap and Zühlke have begun evaluating potential contract manufacturers who will be able to transfer this prototype to a GMP production environment.