Industrial lines for the production of vaccines for human and veterinary use
The automation process in the in the production of viral vaccines has become necessary to cope with the production needs of the pharmaceutical industries. TKA Teknolabo A.S.S.I. has invested on the project and on the study of the system patenting particular and innovative instruments to avoid the problems which occur in the manual processing of the vaccines. The result of such effort is a complete line of machinery for inoculating, harvesting or for both operations together.
The inoculating line developed by TKA Teknolabo A.S.S.I. cancels or sensibly reduces those problems due to manual operations. The advantages observed employing this instrumentation are in the reduction of the production costs:
Reduction of the sterile zones maintenance cost
Reduction in mortality of eggs
Reduction of the inoculated dose of virus
Reduction of the clearing operations
Other advantages concern the quality product improvement:
Introduction of a sterile inoculating process
Possibility to introduce a disinfecting station both for needles and egg shells
The study, the development and the project of the harvesting line has led to the following results:
Maximisation of the productivity and quality of the product
The obtainment of a clean and uniform cut independently from the shape of the eggs, using the automatic decapitating station.
Maximization of the allantoids liquid using particular sucking heads
Improvement of the harvesting cleaning thanks to the egg shell sucking station
Minimization of the contamination tank to the egg shell disinfecting station
Minimization of the production waste volume using the grinding system
The knowledge of the market has led TKA Teknolabo A.S.S.I. to realize lines which can be configured as inoculating or harvesting lines according to the vaccine production needs. The flexibility of these lines guarantees a considerable decrease of the necessary investments for an automated process, around 40%, it also permits a reduction of the operative area affecting on the maintenance costs of a sterile area.
A particular care in the project has enabled to minimize the necessary time and operations necessary to the configuration of the line as inoculating or harvesting line. The required time for the configuration of the line is of few minutes.
Finally, no complications have been introduced regarding the cleaning maintenance compared to the inoculating or harvesting lines.
Needles disinfection system