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Pfizer Selects Sepha's Non-destructive Inspection Device.

India, June 18 -- The Pfizer team tested a statistically significant number of packs during the trial period, across multiple product materials and from production sites across the globe.

Pfizer has selected Sepha's non-destructive inspection device for blister packs, called Visionscan, as their preferred global standard for blister packaging inspection. According to Northern Ireland-based Sepha, Visionscan is the world's first, non-destructive, tool-less inspection device for blister packs. Visionscan will help Pfizer reduce inspection costs and drive up accuracy levels as compared to traditional test methods.

The endorsement of Sepha's Visionscan by Pfizer came after several months of trials, which have demonstrated - that Visionscan eliminates some of the known disadvantages of the blue dye test whilst increasing limit-of-detection capabilities in terms of pinhole size. Scientists in Pfizer's Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) team validated Visionscan's test cycle - which is capable of non-destructively assessing blister integrity for multiple sizes, shapes, cavity configurations and materials of construction. The test is relatively fast (about 1 minute per test cycle), empirical, and provides pass / fail results eliminating any need for human-visual analysis of samples and associated subjectivity.

The Pfizer team tested a statistically significant number of packs during the trial period, across multiple product materials and from production sites across the globe. They used Visionscan to apply cycles of both positive pressure and vacuum to blisters, while a high resolution camera captured images of the blisters at the different pressure / vacuum stages. They then utilised the bespoke image analysis algorithms to compare the images and identify subtle deformations in each blister pocket. The results highlight the objective differences in good and bad blister pockets during Pfizer's non-destructive inspection process with Visionscan.

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