Pharmaceutical bottles for non-sterile liquids, traditional dosage form: Unither

Pharmaceuticals bottles : Overview

We have over 20 years of experience manufacturing pharmaceutical bottles for non-sterile bottled liquids, in both Europe and the US. Bottles are a cost-effective traditional dosage form for syrups, drops and dermal preparations. Through our Colomiers (France) and Rochester (US) sites, Unither can manage the full development of pharmaceutical bottles from initial concept to the marketing stage, providing the benefit of our development expertise.

Advantages

Pharmaceutical bottles are a traditional dosage form for oral administration of liquid preparations. They are very attractive for products with variable dosages dependent on body weight (especially in babies and children), with the severity of the disease, or with the state of the patient’s organ function.

The pharmaceutical bottles that we manufacture can be fitted with caps, childproof, or oral syringe-ready caps.

An ideal dosage form for syrups, solutions and suspensions for oral or topical administration, bottled preparations are often used in therapeutic areas of pain management, cough and cold treatment (dry and productive cough), gastroenterology (antacids), and dermatology.

Manufacturing

We have two bottling production sites, one in France, and one in the US. Both sites are fully inspected and accredited by the relevant European Authorities, enabling the products to be sold on the European market. The US Site is FDA inspected and accredited to supply the American market.

With a large capacity for solutions and suspensions, and a renowned expertise in manufacturing suspensions, we are always ready to welcome new projects.

Unither’s pharmaceutical bottles teams undertake tech-transfer of products developed by our customers or third parties. They also undertake full development of drug products or medical devices on a custom basis. Thanks to our highly trained on-site dedicated R&D teams with dedicated pilot plants, we have the know-how, equipment and expertise to manage product development from the earliest stages.

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Colomiers, France
Bottle lines
Delivering 50 million pharmaceutical bottles per year
Bottle contents from 10 mL to 300 mL

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Rochester, NY USA
Bottle lines
Delivering 50 million pharmaceutical bottles per year
Bottle contents sizes from 15 mL to 148 mL and one large bottle content size of 473ml

Key figures about pharmaceutical bottles for non-sterile liquids:

  • An installed capacity of over 50 million pharmaceutical bottles per year.
  • Bottle capacities from 10 mL to 300 mL
  • Compounding and filling of solutions and suspensions
  • Specific know-how in the manufacturing of:
    • Light-sensitive products
    • Plant extracts products
    • Products containing up to 30% ethanol
  • Pilot equipment for small batches (tech-transfer and clinical batches)
  • Analytical R&D and QC laboratories for method development and validation, ICH stability studies, quality control and release

To go further : Pharmaceutical dosage forms - Dispersible tablets - Unit dose packaging - Effervescent granules - Orodispersible tablets - Solid dosage forms - Liquid dosage forms - Sterile pharmaceutical products Sterile pharmaceutical products - Pharmaceutical packaging technology

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Major Findings

63,358

Average number of medication errors occurred each year


4 out of 5

Medication errors involved liquid formulations