Sterile products

All injectable medications and medical products should be manufactured under sterile or aseptic conditions.

We manufacture medicines and medical products according to GMP for sterile and aseptic manufacture.

Sterile manufacture

In sterile manufacture, a product is filled in its primary packaging, such as a vial or an ampoule, and then undergoes sterilization. Sterile manufacture is the method the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommends as the first choice. Our final sterilization is done under high temperatures and steam in an autoclave.

Products that are not temperature sensitive are usually manufactured under sterile conditions.

We can fill a sterile product into the following packaging:

  • Ampoules
  • Vials
  • Bottles
  • Tubes
Steril och aseptisk tillverkning

Aseptic manufacture

Aseptic manufacture entails maintaining the sterility of all components used during manufacture. All raw materials and primary packaging are thus sterilised before the mixture and filling are carried out.

In most cases, we sterile filter the finished mixed product ahead of filling. We have established procedures for sterile filtering through several different types and sizes of filters. If the filter needed for sterile filtration of your product is not part of our standard range, we can evaluate and implement a
new filter type and size ahead of your manufacture.

Products that require aseptic manufacture are:

1. Proteins and other temperature-sensitive
medicines and medical products

2. Products filled into primary packaging made from
plastic and not glass

We can fill an aseptic product into the following packaging:

  • Pre-filled syringes
  • Ampoules
  • Vials
  • Bottles
  • Bags
  • Eyedrop bottles
  • Tubes

All sterile and aseptically filled products are put through a standard sterility test in our QC laboratory. Only when these results have been received may a QP (Qualified Person) release a product onto the market or to a clinical trial.


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Prismavägen 2, Kungens Kurva

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About APL

Apotek Produktion & Laboratorier (APL) is one of Europe’s leading companies manufacturing extemporaneous drugs and stock preparations. We have a public policy assignment from the Swedish government, but also work together with other pharmaceutical companies to create the greatest possible patient benefit. The assignment also comprises preparedness to maintain operations in times of crisis and ultimately war.

Our vision is that we will make a difference for patients with additional needs. We are also an established contract manufacturer within life science in Scandinavia, where we deliver services within development and analysis. With more than 500 employees and five manufacturing units in Malmö, Gothenburg, Stockholm and Umeå, we develop drugs that improve and save lives.

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