TheBlow-Fill-SealTechnique has been developed so that formation of the container, filling and sealing takes place in a single machine under a controlled environment that enables the packaging of a pharmaceutical liquid in an aseptic manner.
As the container is made, filled and sealed within a single machine and the process is protected using a sterile air shower and additionally, all process media (solution, air etc.) are sterile filtered, the chance of contamination is very remote. Adding to the fact that during the whole cycle, open containers remain exposed to the clean room air for less than 1.5 seconds, the Blow-Fill-Seal technology becomes the process of choice where contamination of particle matter and microbial contamination is a primary concern.
The following picture show the major phases in the integrated packaging of parenteral solutions using the AFP® system.