Inpac Medizintechnik GmbH will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer, and it has plenty of reasons to pop open the champagne. When the contract sterile packaging services company started operations in Birkenfeld, Germany, it had a staff of five and two cleanrooms. Today, it employs 85 people and operates seven ISO Class 7 cleanrooms on site. And it is getting ready to install a form, fill, and seal machine for blister packs with an impressive maximum format size of 1250 x 500 mm. The line will be operational by the end of April 2013.
Much of the company’s success can be attributed to the deep expertise of its staff and the company’s unswerving commitment to behind-the-scenes engagement with customers, says Managing Director Heiko Kaczorowski.
“All of the founding members of the company came from medtech,” says Kaczorowski. “Right from the start, we had a combined experience of 90+ years in the medical device industry in the fields of quality assurance, production, testing and so forth.” That emphasis on technical expertise continues today: 10% of the staff are engineers and scientists.
The company’s dedication to being a “pure service provider” comes from listening closely to customers and consistently meeting their needs. For example, an important industry trend is the delivery of sterile ready-to-use devices. “As a service provider, we can do that and do it quickly, which is another demand from industry,” says Kaczorowski. To compress time to market, the company offers an array of in-house services, from cleaning and assembly to final packaging. To further accelerate processes, Inpac develops some of the necessary tooling and fixtures. Validation is another area of expertise. The company has data available on 5-year accelerated ageing tests that it can quickly apply to validation documents.
Inpac will be announcing another initiative to accelerate processes in three to four months, but Kaczorowski made me take an oath of secrecy not to reveal it just yet. Keep reading medtechinsider, though, and you will be the first to know.