IMA Life The Netherlands BV is part of the IMA Group, one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of machines and complete filling lines for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry. The IMA Group employs 5.600 people and has 43 production sites worldwide.
At their Dongen plant, IMA Life supplies aseptic processing, filling technology and freeze-drying solutions for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. The division offers solutions that comply with the most rigorous requirements and offers products whose underlying technology is based on more than 50 years of experience and continuous collaborations with leading pharmaceutical companies around the world.
IMA Life’s activities are focused on preserving the integrity of the pharmaceutical products it produces under the highest possible sterility, while protecting operators and the environment with innovative containment systems.
In recent years, there has been a significant growth in pharmaceutical freeze-drying facilities worldwide. The growth in the supply of freeze-drying equipment is attributed to the exponential growth of the pharmaceutical sector, the rise of biologics products, most of which require freeze-drying, research and development of new molecules, the growth of injectable formulations, most of which require freeze-drying, and technical advances that eliminate or reduce operational limitations of freeze-drying.
In many of its projects, IMA Life works closely with the customer to develop advanced solutions. The machines have to be able to work perfectly with the interfaces to the customer’s manufacturing facilities. It should be noted that flexibility is an important aspect of the design of all IMA Life equipment since its customers often have to be able to manufacture different medicines on the same production line.
There is currently a strong demand for flexibility in robotic systems and automated processes, which means that the future is marked by close collaborations with customers in order to design safer solutions that meet their needs.