World's First Non-Destructive Multi-Bottle Leak & Seal Tester for the Pharmaceutical Industry Launched by Sepha Ltd

Published: Sep 16, 2013

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[Belfast, 16 September, 2013] The world’s first tool-less, non-destructive, multi-bottle integrity tester for induction-sealed pharmaceutical bottles has been developed by the packaging integrity expert, Sepha Ltd, which is now part of the Tasi Group.

BottleScan uses force decay technology to detect weak seals and defects down to 15 microns. It has a tool-less design and can test up to 4 bottles simultaneously in a quick test cycle of approximately 60 seconds. The system produces objective ‘PASS/FAIL’ results enabling good bottles to be returned to the production line. BottleScan has the ability to run in compliance with 21CFR Part 11, offering pharmaceutical manufacturers and packagers a more technologically advanced, accurate and efficient solution for testing the integrity of induction-sealed bottles.

Commenting on its launch, Paul Kelly, Sepha’s Head of Sales & Marketing said “BottleScan is the latest addition to Sepha’s integrity testing product range and has been developed in response to increasing market demand for a more advanced, technology based integrity test for induction-sealed bottles. Its tool-less design and configurable methods make it ideal for pharmaceutical lines running multiple products. Operator error is also eliminated as the quick, repeatable test provides objective data which is securely stored and can be built in to current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) and used as part of robust QA testing. We look forward to showcasing it for the first time at Pack Expo”.

Bottlescan has been designed, developed and manufactured at Sepha’s UK headquarters and is on show at Pack Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, Las Vegas from 23rd – 25th September. Live demonstrations of BottlesScan will be available throughout the show at Sepha's US Partner, Service Industries Stand No. C5100.

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Notes to the Editors:

Sepha Ltd was acquired by global Inspection and Test leader, TASI Group in June 2013. TASI is the leading manufacturer of leak test and measurement equipment used to improve Quality and manufacturing efficiency in the automotive, energy, plastics, industrial, medical device and pharmaceutical markets. Sepha serves the needs of the global pharmaceutical blister packing and leak testing markets and works with many of the world’s top pharmaceutical manufacturers including Bayer, Novartis and Pfizer. It designs and builds machines at its factory base near Belfast, Northern Ireland and exports them to over 60 countries worldwide. It currently employs 32 people. For more information visit

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