Temperature Measurement

Freeze-dry system for vaccines and therapeutic agents

April 2003 Temperature Measurement

Siemens Axiva is planning and building a filling and freeze-dry system at Chiron Behring for currently marketed vaccines and therapeutic agents of the Chiron Corporation group of companies. The project - which includes rebuilding the clean rooms with the related heating, airconditioning and ventilation systems - will be implemented in an existing building at the Marburg, Germany location. Both new and existing process systems will be integrated in the new system. The first building phase is slated to go operational in mid-2004.

Engineering services provided by Siemens Axiva range from design planning to basic and detail engineering to installation supervision and the qualification of the system. The new filling system must meet FDA requirements as well as European GMP regulations.

Based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Siemens Axiva is a leading provider of process engineering and technical engineering services for the process industry, with 540 employees and annual sales of about 80 million euros (2002). Its spectrum of services ranges from integrated process development to custom synthesis to establishing individual production processes. Siemens Axiva customers include international companies, especially in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Since 2000, Siemens Axiva has been a subsidiary of the Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) Group. Before that it was part of the former Hoechst Group. Through its combination of process engineering and automation technology expertise, Siemens Axiva provides a consolidation of competencies that is unique in the industry.

For more information contact Keshin Govender, Siemens Southern Africa, +27 (0)11 652 2412, keshin.govender@siemens.com, www.siemens.co.za


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