Cleanroom specialist SKAN – a shining example in isolator construction
There is barely any other industry that places such high demands on its suppliers as the pharmaceutical industry. Equipment partners who want to be active in this market have to be more than system manufacturers. At SKAN AG, the scientists have an influential say.
Normally, it is engineers who call the shots in the development of machines and systems. And that is also true at SKAN AG. But the company, which specialises in cleanroom equipment and isolator construction for pharmaceutical applications, differs from conventional system manufacturers in one important respect: it has an in-house laboratory and a team of scientists who analyse customers’ processes and work closely with them to develop solutions precisely tailored to their specific requirements. This concept has allowed SKAN to establish itself at the forefront of the global market. SKAN’s aseptic/toxic isolators, which are used for the sterile processing of medicines, are the undisputed market leaders.
Conformity to norms and agility as success factors
Individual solutions through science-based engineering
SKAN AG’s products are mainly the result of development work. The share contributed by engineering is around 70 per cent. Aseptic/toxic isolators from SKAN fully comply with the GMP standards applicable in cleanroom technology and meet customers’ increasing need for flexibility. Whereas in the past medicines were mainly filled on high-performance lines in correspondingly large quantities, the trend today is clearly for smaller batches. This calls for flexible systems that can cope with this demand and help users to remain competitive.
Industry and process knowledge are also indispensable for supply partners
The pressure from regulators and the market is fully transferred to SKAN’s suppliers. Bachofen is good at dealing with this challenge: in-depth knowledge of the framework conditions in medical technology, industry knowledge and a wide range of components that meet the approval conditions make Bachofen a competent partner for SKAN’s engineers to consult with on an equal footing.
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