Ompi and SiO2 Medical Products (SMP) Sign Collaboration Agreement to Provide Containers in SMP EZ-fill® Configuration

7 February 2019

Stevanato Group, through Ompi, its specialist in glass primary packaging for the pharmaceutical industry, and SiO2 Medical Products, Inc. (" SMP ") jointly announced today a collaboration agreement.

The agreement will allow customers in the pharmaceutical and biologic sectors, contract filling organizations and research laboratories to receive SMP-owned primary containers in Ompi's EZ-fill® trays, nests and trays packaging configurations. recognized by the industry.

SiO2 Medical Products, Inc., a privately held company, develops and manufactures precision molded plastic polymer-based containers such as Cyclic olefinic polymer (COP) and incorporates a thin, transparent silicon-based coating system consisting of nanocoated nanocoats. organosiloxane and silica, which may also incorporate distinct surface properties. This new patented coating system provides the durability and dimensional consistency of plastics with the oxygen barrier properties, the ultra-low extractables and the pH stability of silica glass (ie quartz). Being able to combine the best qualities of plastic and glass containers, without their respective disadvantages, is an innovative approach to primary packaging.

SMP primary containers supplied in Ompi packaging configurations well known in the industry, easily integrate with existing filling finishing treatment lines and accelerate the marketing of pharmaceutical and biological products. EZ-fill® trays, nests and trays are designed to reduce the risk of breakage, cosmetic problems and particle generation. Validated to be shipped in quantities as small as one carton, Ompi's EZ-fill® offers a solution that can move from the clinical trial to the industrialization stage.

Andrea Zambon , Marketing Director, Pharmaceutical Systems Division, Stevanato Group, said: "Through this agreement with SMP, Ompi further strengthens the technological leadership of EZ-fill® and its positioning in the secondary packaging market. With our flexible, easy-to-use, right-to-use solution, customers can immediately integrate EZ-fill® packaging into their filling lines to market their therapeutic products in the primary container of their choice, now including containers. primary owners of SMP. "

Robert S. Abrams , the founder, CEO and president of SMP, said, "We are looking forward to working with Ompi to accelerate the packaging, transportation, sourcing and integration of SMP primary containers with SMP lines. Existing filling finish. Ompi's industry-renowned EZ-fill® packaging configurations are often requested by our customers, and we are pleased with this collaboration that will enable us to fulfill this demand. "