After 1.5 years and considerable investment by its parent company, tesa SE, Labtec GmbH has become a fully authorized manufacturer for transdermal drug delivery systems (TDS) and oral dispersible films (ODF) with its proprietary RapidFilm® technology. The facility is located within tesa’s largest manufacturing site, tesa Werk Hamburg GmbH, south of the city of Hamburg, Germany. The production facility provides for industrial mass production and includes state-of-the-art coating and drying lines with variable coating widths as well as modern slitting machinery and high-precision, flexible converting and packaging equipment dedicated to TDS and ODF. The plant operates with a clean-room environment, is fully GMP compliant and offers sufficient space for future expansion.
Converting and packaging machine at work
Following a three-day inspection in March 2011, the Hamburg health authorities certified the facility as GMP compliant. With completion of this final step in setting up production capability for transdermal therapeutic systems and oral dispersible films, Labtec GmbH now offers full-fledged contract manufacturing of TDS and ODF finished products in addition to its traditional contract development services.
Ingo Lehrke, managing director at Labtec is very satisfied: “It took only one and a half years from the initial planning phase until completion of construction and start of operation of the unit. This quick implementation is the result of an extremely close and dedicated cooperation between experts from tesa, Beiersdorf and Labtec. We are now able to combine Labtec’s pharmaceutical know-how with tesa’s extensive manufacturing expertise to supply our customers with innovative drug delivery products".
About Labtec GmbH
The tesa plant in Hamburg
Founded in 1990, Labtec has quickly become one of the leading drug delivery development companies in the transdermal and topical patch arena, later also leading the market with fast dissolving oral films in Europe. In 2008, Labtec became a wholly owned subsidiary of tesa SE and today represents tesa's pharmaceutical business.
For more information about Labtec, please visit: www.labtec-pharma.com
About tesa SE
tesa SE is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of self-adhesive product and system solutions for industry, professional use and consumers. The company generates about 80 percent of its sales with products for clients in industrial sectors such as the automotive, electronics, printing and solar industries. In many countries in Europe, tesa became famous for its transparent adhesive tape marketed under the tesafilm® brand. tesa SE is a wholly owned affiliate of Beiersdorf AG.
For more information about tesa, please visit: www.tesa.com