Why ‘Plug and Play’ solutions are essential in pharma

The all-in-one Solution: Baby Phill

Comecer Baby Phill


In the ever-evolving landscape of the pharmaceutical industry, the need for rapid product market introduction, flexibility, and a reduction in implementation time has never been more evident. As the demand for innovative healthcare solutions continues to surge, companies are faced with the challenge of not only developing cutting-edge drugs but also swiftly bringing them to market. The pharmaceutical sector operates within an environment characterized by stringent regulations, unwavering quality standards, and an unyielding commitment to patient safety.

In such a context, the ability to optimize processes and shorten time-to-market becomes paramount. Hence, many industries often turn to ‘Plug and Play’ technology as a foundational cornerstone. This article delves into the pivotal role of ‘Plug and Play’ technology within the pharmaceutical landscape, exploring how it addresses the sector’s urgent needs and ensures adaptability in the pursuit of pharmaceutical excellence.

Our journey begins by closely examining the fundamental components that facilitate this achievement. We will take a deep dive into the innovative Baby Phill aseptic filling system, the Comecer DF depyrogenation Tunnel (mod. TSL), and the versatile Rotary Washers. By analyzing the intricacies of these components, our aim is to illustrate how they harmonize, resulting in an elevated production process characterized by efficiency and an unwavering commitment to quality. 

Compact Aseptic Vial Filling system: why it matters

In the pharmaceutical context, efficiency, precision, quality, and flexibility are paramount. In this chapter, we will explore the importance of compact aseptic vial filling systems and how they can positively impact various aspects of pharmaceutical production. We will see how these systems, despite their compact size, can have a significant impact on space optimization, contamination risk reduction, simplified integration, compliance with GMP regulations, increased productivity, and product quality. We will discover how choosing a compact aseptic filling system can contribute to improving the overall efficiency and effectiveness of pharmaceutical production processes.

Space Efficiency: Compact systems take up less floor space, which is often limited in pharmaceutical facilities. This efficiency allows for better space utilization and potentially frees up room for other essential equipment or processes.

Minimize Contamination Risk: A compact system with a smaller footprint can help minimize the chances of contamination because there are fewer surfaces and areas that need to be controlled and sanitized.

Ease of Integration: Compact systems are generally easier to integrate into existing production lines or facilities.
Maintenance and Cleaning: Compact systems can be easier to maintain and clean, reducing downtime for routine maintenance and enhancing the overall efficiency of the production process.

Product Quality: Aseptic vial filling systems play a critical role in ensuring the quality and sterility of pharmaceutical products.

The All-in-one Solution: Baby Phill

Now, let’s explore a remarkable innovation that has changed small-batch liquid production. Imagine a system seamlessly combining filling, stoppering, and capping processes within a single compact unit. Allow us to introduce Baby Phill, the groundbreaking aseptic filling system designed specifically for small-batch production. Let’s delve into the details of this exceptional solution and uncover how it plays a pivotal role in achieving aseptic excellence.

Compact Aseptic Vial Filling System by ComecerThe Concept: Enter Baby Phill, its all-in-one design, known as a monoblock solution, simplifies the production process, making it a perfect choice for those who demand efficiency.

Speed and Flexibility: The latest model of Baby Phill boasts a speed of up to 3,000  vials per hour, ensuring a quick turnaround for your products. Whether you need to fill Ready to Use (RTU) vials in trays or connect it to a vial washing machine and depyrogenation tunnel for bulk production, Baby Phill adapts to your needs.

Quality Assurance: Baby Phill’s 100% IPC control of dosing guarantees the highest quality of the final product. You can trust it to adhere to the best-in-class GMP guidelines, ensuring the robustness and reliability your production demands.


Thanks to its modular design, the filling line is available with different possible configurations, allowing you to tailor it to your specific production needs. Whether you choose the Ready-to-Use (RTU) setup with No-Touch Transfer (NTT) or opt for a configuration that includes a vial washer and depyrogenation tunnel for bulk production, BABY PHILL’s adaptability ensures it aligns perfectly with your requirements.

Baby Phill not only stands as a remarkable solution on its own but also harmonizes effortlessly with other essential components of the production line. One such integration is with the depyrogenation tunnel and the versatile DF rotary washers, both manufactured by DF Siena, a company that is 100% part of the Comecer Group. Together, these dynamic systems form a powerful duo, each contributing its unique strengths to elevate the entire production process to new heights.

Now, let’s explore how Baby Phill seamlessly integrates with DF rotary washers and the depyrogenation tunnel.

DF Rotary Washers: customized cleaning solutions

LFRI, Rotary Intermittent Washer by Comecer DFTailored Cleaning Solutions: DF Rotary Washers are designed for flexibility and customization. Their fully automatic, intermittent motion system uses independent self-centering grippers for washing small, medium, and large vials and bottles. What sets them apart is their ability to offer a completely customizable washing process tailored to your exact needs.

Seamless Integration: These washers can be seamlessly integrated with various devices, from screw/trays loading to depyrogenating tunnels, ensuring they fit perfectly into your production line.

Meeting Your Unique Requirements: Recognizing that every production process is unique, DF rotary Washers can be tailored to meet your specific requirements. This ensures a perfect fit for your production setup.

Depyrogenation Tunnel: ensuring sterile and pyrogen-free glass containers

Depyrogenation Tunnel by Comecer DFThe Depyrogenation Tunnel consists of three key zones:

  • Infeed Chamber: In the infeed chamber a fan takes air from the room through a dedicated duct. The air is prefiltered, HEPA filtered and then flows over the vials in laminar condition. Due to the differential pressures balancing, a little part of the blown air flows toward the washing machine to protect the tunnel infeed from any contamination coming from the washer side and from outside.  The small differential pressure between inlet chamber and depyrogenation chamber allows a flow of hot air over the vials that gradually pre-heat them.
  • Depyrogenation Zone Chamber: Featuring a stainless steel chamber with external insulation, this zone uses HEPA filters designed for high temperatures. Air is continuously recirculated to optimize efficiency. Fans beneath the conveyor belt blows the air at its cooler point, after passing over the vials and the conveyor belt, toward the heaters, placed along the return duct, reducing fan workload and extending device lifespan. Temperature and airflow are closely monitored and controlled to ensure effective depyrogenation without overheating.
  • Cooling chamber: Air is drawn from the surrounding environment  prefiltered and HEPA filtered, before being controlled for optimal unidirectional flow conditions. In this chamber the vials are cooled to be ready for the filling,

By integrating Baby Phill with the Depyrogenation Tunnel, you achieve a harmonious production process that not only fills vials efficiently but also guarantees their sterility and pyrogen-free status. This synergy between Baby Phill and the Depyrogenation Tunnel ensures that your small-batch liquid production meets the highest industry standards for quality and safety.

Conclusion: achieving aseptic excellence

In the pursuit of aseptic excellence in small-batch production, the Baby Phill aseptic filling system, the washing and sterilizing machine, the Depyrogenation Tunnel, and the DF Rotary Washers emerge as your ultimate allies.
The synergy between Baby Phill, the Depyrogenation Tunnel, and DF Rotary Washers is the key to achieving aseptic excellence in small-batch production. These systems work in harmony to deliver efficiency, precision, and unparalleled quality. With their innovative features, compliance with industry standards, and adaptability, they make the complex task of ensuring aseptic conditions and sterile, pyrogen-free glass containers more attainable than ever before. 

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