Minebea Intec supports the production of vaccines against COVID-19

Monday, 15.02.2021. - 08:50

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the global economy has experienced a turnaround. Due to the impact of the pandemic, once strong structures such as the import, export and supply chain have shown fragility and instability. Although manufacturing industries around the world have fallen sharply, Minebea Intec has shown the highest level of performance right where it is most needed - in vaccine production.

Currently, the whole world is pinning its hopes on vaccine production in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. A real solution to the coronavirus pandemic is expected - a vaccine for the entire population as a long-awaited milestone. Corporations around the world are working under immense pressure to develop and manufacture reliable vaccines, with the support of a number of suppliers, including also a global manufacturer of industrial weighing and inspection technology, Minebea Intec. Headquartered in Hamburg, the production of special technology specifically tailored to the needs of customers in these sectors enables reliable weighing of mixing tanks, inspection of packaging in accordance with the strictest hygiene requirements and implementation of standardized, accurate procedures throughout the production line.

Safe processes with the utmost discretion

Highly precise and reproducible processes are an important part of vaccine development and production. Minebea Intec has resources and departments for research and production with special technologies and hygienic design that meet world standards. One example are measuring cells installed under a bioreactor and connected to associated electronics, to ensure a perfect mixing ratio of raw vaccines and other substances. Other dynamic weighing solutions ensure accurate filling of vaccine doses. The details of the production are, of course, a trade secret.

Outside of the industry, our technologies aren’t well known. Information about which machines ensure the quality of production processes gives people an insight into methods that companies are not keen to disclose, which is why our customers generally insist on confidentiality. Minebea Intec equipment and systems are integrated into the major product lines of American vaccine manufacturers.

Willy-Sebastian Metzger, Director of Marketing, Strategy and Business Developer at Minebea Intec

Commitment to the rapid supply of vaccines

Minebea Intec currently has a large volume of orders from pharmaceutical and biotech customers. “We are proud to have a vital role to play in the fight against the pandemic and are fully committed to delivering orders the best we can - and we have been very successful in this so far,” commented Willy-Sebastian Metzger, emphasizing the company’s strengths. An increasing amount of Minebea Intec equipment is used by manufacturers of fast COVID tests.

Industrial weighing technologies and inspection technologies protect the production processes of many industries. Wherever automated production processes are implemented, metering points are integrated into the system under process tanks or conveyor belts, using comprehensive software solutions. The interaction between scales, sensors, metal detectors and X-ray systems ensure consistently high quality for consumers.

Best Practise

Read more about the implementation of Minebea Intec products in the vaccine production in the official document. Minebea Intec supported the project of the Chinese biotechnology company CanSino, with its precise weighing solutions - measuring cells and platforms. The implementation of these solutions enabled precise weighing results in real-time, ensured maximum resistance of measuring cells to corrosion and enabled their easy installation thanks to a compact design.