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Machines and turnkey systems for filling, layering and packaging diagnostic products

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Optima is your partner for all diagnostic manufacturing and filling processes

We offer flexible, integrated turnkey solutions for various primary packaging such as bottles and multi cartridges, as well as appropriate end-of-line handling and freeze-drying systems. In addition, we offer standardized machine solutions for diagnostic test kits: From filling to layering of microtiter plates to packaging. Let’s discuss your project!

A wide variety of applications. An experienced partner. Customized solutions for every production scenario

Reliable diagnostics is the first and most important step and key factor for applications like clinical chemistry and microbiology. It identifies diseases with the help of immunological methods and verifies changes in genetic material or cellular blood components.

Your diagnostic products must be wide-ranging to cover all applications. That's why Optima offers maximum flexibility for different processing primary packaging material and lot sizes.

Infographic production scenarios
A wide variety of applications. An experienced partner. Customized solutions for every production scenario

Reliable diagnostics is the first and most important step and key factor for applications like clinical chemistry and microbiology. It identifies diseases with the help of immunological methods and verifies changes in genetic material or cellular blood components.

Your diagnostic products must be wide-ranging to cover all applications. That's why Optima offers maximum flexibility for different processing primary packaging material and lot sizes.

Infographic production scenarios
Diagnostic product images
Diagnostic product images
Attuned to your needs
Filling and packaging for all common containers

Whether it is a suspension, a chemical, biological or highly flammable product in liquid or powder form – the characteristics of your diagnostic products affect the handling and filling process. Optima machines and systems are up to the challenge, with solutions for filling and secondary handling for bottles, multi-cartridges or microvials; or layering and packaging microtiter plates.

Everything that matters
OPTIMA as a diagnostics partner
Over 30 years of experience with customer-specific diagnostics projects
More than 150 projects with diagnostics manufacturers worldwide
Customized solutions for a variety of investment scenarios
Worldwide service coverage
Comprehensive market knowledge and professional partner
Reliable partnership over the entire life cycle of your machine
Steven E. Johnson, Project Manager, Siemens Healthineers GmbH

One of the reasons we chose Optima was because they combined the processing of our many products into only a few individual lines. Another reason was their willingness to work closely with us as a team.

Steven E. Johnson, Project Manager, Siemens Healthineers GmbH
Tailored to your requirements
The systematic path to the perfect diagnostic product

We bring our expertise to the entire value chain. Together we will define an individual solution for your production – depending on your requirements and packaging material.

Process steps
  • Container infeed
  • Filling
  • Layering
  • Incubation or drying
  • Closing
  • Packaging
  • Quality control
  • Labeling
  • End-of-line handling
  • Freeze-drying
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Machine for object feeding
Container infeed

Different packaging materials and container types require specific infeed technologies. We are fully equipped and offer:

  • De-traying and sorting technology for a wide range of packaging material configurations
  • Special designed infeed solutions for non-rigid containers
Vials are filled in a machine
Filling

Filling and dosing technology depends heavily on product characteristics. We offer the perfect solution for your product requirements. We design the system with a minimum requirement of format parts, easy to handle and a compact design. In-process control and product-saving features maximize product yield and ensure gentle and precise product handling.

Microplate coating machines
Layering

We offer machines for coating microtiter plates to meet the special requirements for manufacturing liquid, pasty or powder reagents. These are designed to be modular and scalable – perfect for entry-level solutions and fully-automated production lines.

Incubator and dryer
Incubation or drying

When required, we can integrate incubators and dryers into your production line or combine them. We offer incubators with and without climate control, as well as long and short-term incubation.

Vial is closed by a machine
Closing

For maximum product and process safety, we offer various technologies for closing your diagnostic products. For example:

  • Technologies for foil sealing and foil contour laser cutting
  • Snap-on and screw-on
  • Crimping
Microtiter plate is packed into a bag
Packaging

Completely safe packaging is essential for diagnostic products. Optima technologies reliably package your microtiter plates in three-sided sealed pouches - considerably decreasing costs and improving process safety. Our system provides an adjustable vacuum application and can add desiccants.

Cameras control the quality of products
Quality control

Integrated monitoring technologies provide process control and required traceability of your diagnostic products. For example, we offer:

  • Integrity testing technologies for processed products
  • Track & Trace and camera systems
  • Torque monitoring for screw caps
Labels are encoded by a machine
Labeling

Labeling contributes to the traceability of your products. Therefore, we integrate these technologies into the production process:

  • A wide variety of labeling applications
  • Various coding technologies, e.g., laser or inkjet
End-of-line solution for diagnostic products
End-of-line handling

We have the ideal end-of-line solution for you, regardless of the subsequent process:

  • Magazining
  • Tray loading
  • Conveyor systems
Freeze-drying
Freeze-drying

Our solutions for freeze-drying of diagnostic reagents extend their shelf life and provide maximum process safety.

  • A wide variety of possible applications
  • Bottles or vial-based containers
  • Spray freeze-drying of Lyo-beads

Process steps

Container infeed
Machine for object feeding

Different packaging materials and container types require specific infeed technologies. We are fully equipped and offer:

  • De-traying and sorting technology for a wide range of packaging material configurations
  • Special designed infeed solutions for non-rigid containers
Filling
Vials are filled in a machine

Filling and dosing technology depends heavily on product characteristics. We offer the perfect solution for your product requirements. We design the system with a minimum requirement of format parts, easy to handle and a compact design. In-process control and product-saving features maximize product yield and ensure gentle and precise product handling.

Layering
Microplate coating machines

We offer machines for coating microtiter plates to meet the special requirements for manufacturing liquid, pasty or powder reagents. These are designed to be modular and scalable – perfect for entry-level solutions and fully-automated production lines.

Incubation or drying
Incubator and dryer

When required, we can integrate incubators and dryers into your production line or combine them. We offer incubators with and without climate control, as well as long and short-term incubation.

Closing
Vial is closed by a machine

For maximum product and process safety, we offer various technologies for closing your diagnostic products. For example:

  • Technologies for foil sealing and foil contour laser cutting
  • Snap-on and screw-on
  • Crimping
Packaging
Microtiter plate is packed into a bag

Completely safe packaging is essential for diagnostic products. Optima technologies reliably package your microtiter plates in three-sided sealed pouches - considerably decreasing costs and improving process safety. Our system provides an adjustable vacuum application and can add desiccants.

Quality control
Cameras control the quality of products

Integrated monitoring technologies provide process control and required traceability of your diagnostic products. For example, we offer:

  • Integrity testing technologies for processed products
  • Track & Trace and camera systems
  • Torque monitoring for screw caps
Labeling
Labels are encoded by a machine

Labeling contributes to the traceability of your products. Therefore, we integrate these technologies into the production process:

  • A wide variety of labeling applications
  • Various coding technologies, e.g., laser or inkjet
End-of-line handling
End-of-line solution for diagnostic products

We have the ideal end-of-line solution for you, regardless of the subsequent process:

  • Magazining
  • Tray loading
  • Conveyor systems
Freeze-drying
Freeze-drying

Our solutions for freeze-drying of diagnostic reagents extend their shelf life and provide maximum process safety.

  • A wide variety of possible applications
  • Bottles or vial-based containers
  • Spray freeze-drying of Lyo-beads
More about freeze-drying
Adapted to special requirements
Turnkey competence for manufacturing diagnostic products

As diagnostic experts, you face many challenges. We adapt our semi- or fully-automatic machines and production lines to effectively meet these challenges - based on our vast experience and comprehensive turnkey portfolio. However, most important is the extensive personal exchange of ideas with you. Therefore, the following system examples only provide an initial overview.

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OPTIMA ImmuCoat®

Production line for ELISA test kits

With 12 base stations: Up to 1,200 pieces/hour

An ImmuCoat® production line provides you with a system for the automatic layering of microtiter-plates to manufacture microtiter-plate-based test kits. A modular and scalable system designed to implement everything from an entry-level solution to a fully automated production line including incubator, drying and packaging system. If your needs change, it also allows you to easily adapt or expand.

OPTIMA ImmuCoat® can connect to our line management software OPAL to create batch reports, providing traceability in times of increasingly stringent requirements.

Benefits of the OPTIMA ImmuCoat®

Modular and scalable: Designed to fit your needs
High quality: For around-the-clock operation
Detailed documentation: All important guidelines (EC, CE, UL, etc.) are included in the delivery scope
High-powered service: Spare parts, online remote service, scheduled maintenance, upgrades, repairs, process optimization
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OPTIMA Linoline High-speed filling of diagnostic products

Up to 12,000 pieces/hour

The OPTIMA Linoline fills and closes a variety of plastic bottles, vials and multi cartridges with liquid or pasty products – and it does so in large quantities, with rapid precision. With a multi-station filling system, the Linoline covers a large filling range from 0.1 to 2,500 ml, allowing easy and fast format changes. The system is easy to operate and handles demanding products effortlessly. Control systems ensure process safety, for example, laser engraving for traceability.

OPTIMA Linoline highlights

Product savings with 100% in-process control
Compact design with excellent accessibility and easy cleaning access
Maximum dosing accuracy with rotary piston or peristaltic pumps, or time-pressure dosing systems
Intermittent operation
Flexibly adjustable filling movement and screw-on function
Rake transport

About us

We pay close attention to our customers and understand their requirements. We offer uncompromising quality, maximum product safety and flexibility - which are imperative when costs are increasing and time is of the essence. This includes modular and scalable options with easy handling.

We meet each of these challenges with our unique combination experience, application expertise, state-of-the-art technology, and outstanding process and service quality. Not to mention our determination to meet and exceed even the highest customer requirements. This makes us a valuable partner for diagnostic manufacturers worldwide. Discuss your next project with us.

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About us

We pay close attention to our customers and understand their requirements. We offer uncompromising quality, maximum product safety and flexibility - which are imperative when costs are increasing and time is of the essence. This includes modular and scalable options with easy handling.

We meet each of these challenges with our unique combination experience, application expertise, state-of-the-art technology, and outstanding process and service quality. Not to mention our determination to meet and exceed even the highest customer requirements. This makes us a valuable partner for diagnostic manufacturers worldwide. Discuss your next project with us.

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> 20
locations worldwide
> 3,150
employees
> 500
service experts
What drives the industry? Success stories and news about diagnostic products – by and with OPTIMA

Real examples are the best way to show the benefits of Optima's well-designed solutions. Dive into our success stories and become inspired.

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Shows and events
Hydrogen Technology Expo North America Logo
Hydrogen Technology Expo Houston 2024
26.06.2024 – 27.06.2024 | Booth G75
Houston, Texas | United States
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ADLM Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine 2024
28.07.2024 – 01.08.2024 | Booth 3470
Chicago, IL | United States
Logo trade show Medica
Medica 2024
11.11.2024 – 14.11.2024
Duesseldorf | Germany
Interpack Logo
Interpack 2026
07.05.2026 – 13.05.2026 | Hall 16 | Booth F25 & 26
Duesseldorf | Germany
Hydrogen Technology Expo North America Logo
Hydrogen Technology Expo Houston 2024
26.06.2024 – 27.06.2024 | Booth G75
Houston, Texas | United States
ADLM association for Diagnostic & Laboratory Medicine Logo
ADLM Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine 2024
28.07.2024 – 01.08.2024 | Booth 3470
Chicago, IL | United States
Logo trade show Medica
Medica 2024
11.11.2024 – 14.11.2024
Duesseldorf | Germany
Interpack Logo
Interpack 2026
07.05.2026 – 13.05.2026 | Hall 16 | Booth F25 & 26
Duesseldorf | Germany
Hydrogen Technology Expo North America Logo
Hydrogen Technology Expo Houston 2024
26.06.2024 – 27.06.2024 | Booth G75
Houston, Texas | United States
ADLM association for Diagnostic & Laboratory Medicine Logo
ADLM Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine 2024
28.07.2024 – 01.08.2024 | Booth 3470
Chicago, IL | United States
Logo trade show Medica
Medica 2024
11.11.2024 – 14.11.2024
Duesseldorf | Germany
Interpack Logo
Interpack 2026
07.05.2026 – 13.05.2026 | Hall 16 | Booth F25 & 26
Duesseldorf | Germany

Do you have questions about our systems and turnkey solutions for diagnostics? Would you like to discuss your special requirements with us?

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