Integrated planning and implementation of pharmaceutical facilities, based on state-of-the-art containment technologies

The processing of highly active ingredients is on the rise in modern pharmaceutical production facilities. Production conditions therefore have to be adapted to protect staff and environment while complying with GMP guidelines. This applies to solids as well as injectables and transdermal therapeutic systems.

Efficient process flow, staff safety, environmental protection – optimised with the aid of containment consulting by io consultants.

io consultants has accumulated extensive expertise in planning and implementing  containment productions. Developing containment solutions for different products and dosage forms is as much a part of our daily business as optimising concepts for processing highly active ingredients according to their Operator Exposure Limits (OELs). We are specialised in solids production and liquid pharmaceutical filling alike – from concept design to implementation and qualification.

Please contact us to discuss containment solutions tailored to your individual requirements.

io consultants – your lead consultant for containment projects

Award-winning projects for our clients

A highlight of our lead consulting services in containment was the planning and implementation of a green field OEL category 4 solids production. This project involved the design of a special, highly automated one room containment with isolator technology and unmanned production. Its success was the result of the tight cooperation and ensuing synergies between our in-house process planners, IT specialists and architects. 

io consultants won the ISPE Facility of the Year Award 2008 in the categories Overall Winner and Process Innovation for this project. 


We offer reliable, productive and efficient solutions that lead to measurable success. Learn more about our successful projects with renowned clients around the world:

io-consultants helps you develop the right containment solutions for your specific needs

Your partner for efficient and safe concepts

Based on its many years of industry experience, io consultants has the competence to develop a specific solution for each product or process. Tailored solutions are, in fact, essential to ensure efficient processes and to reliably ensure that all safety requirements are met.

  • We will optimise your containment processes according to the respective OEL categories for:
  • the containment technologies in use
  • staff protection measures
  • airlock processes
  • material transports
  • decontamination measures

We consider the arguments for and against open and closed containment systems, and analyse the potential of multi-functional rooms versus segregation of process steps. Based on our experience and challenges mastered in past projects, we evaluate all available options and translate them into efficient and safe concepts.


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Tim Walter Business Unit Manager Phone: +49 (0) 62 21 / 379-111