Details of Pasteur Filiala Filipești following cases of Covid19 infections
16 employees of Pasteur Filiala Filipești were confirmed with Covid19 as a result of the tests requested by the company, after reporting the first case of infection. Management proactively decided to close the affected production facility and immediately contacted the authorities to start disinfection, the epidemiological investigation and coordination efforts. We are closely working with them and fully cooperate to limit the potential effects. Colleagues confirmed with Covid19 are currently asymptomatic and in good health.
We would like to point out that since the beginning of the pandemic, our company has applied all the recommendations of the competent public institutions and has also implemented additional measures for the protection of employees and customers. We have applied the ‘work-from-home’ scheme where possible, segregated flows and reorganized the work schedule in shifts, alongside restricted access and interactions between departments. We have also offered our colleagues authorized transport with minibuses, in order to limit the concentration of people. We have trained the staff regarding Covid19, subsidized disinfection of the premises and made them available to colleagues with protective materials and equipment. Our employees benefit from sanitization kits with disinfectant for human use and soap, also being thermally scanned at the beginning and end of their shifts.
We mention that the 16 cases of Covid19 were registered only at one of the two production units that Pasteur Filiala Filipești owns at Filipeștii de Pădure. They are located in separate buildings, at a distance of about 100 meters from each other and each have separate staff and flows. Only the affected unit was temporarily closed. The second continues to operate under increased safety measures and protection. We continue to monitor the situation and are in constant contact with the authorities.
This situation does not affect the distribution activity. Farmavet continues to operate normally, to receive and deliver orders, following increased hygiene and safety measures. Our warehouses are open and operational, with sales and customer support teams fully functional. We assure you that we continue our activity, while applying rigorous protection measures for employees and customers, indicated by the authorities, but also additional, decided at the company level.
Farmavet Group offers doctors over 1.5 tons of detergents, soaps and disinfectants through “Dăruiește Viață”
Farmavet Group, one of the most important integrators of pharmaceutical and nutrition solutions for the Veterinary Industry in Romania, offered the “Dăruiește Viață” Association soaps, detergents and disinfectants for human use, as well as products for muscle relaxation worth 100,000 lei. They will reach the medical staff from the public health institutions that treat or that will take over patients with Covid19 from Bucharest and all over the country. They will also be distributed to hospitals and wards that need to ensure continuity of medical assistance, especially for vulnerable patients or those with medical emergencies.
"We are happy to help healthcare professionals and patients with essential hygiene products, which help prevent the spread of disease. In addition to soaps, detergents and disinfectants, we have the opportunity to provide the medical body with products that help alleviate the effects of sustained and prolonged physical exertion during this period. We thank “Dăruiește Viață” for their concern regarding the health system, care for patients and for their efficiency ", said Irina Roșu, CEO of the Farmavet Group.
The products are offered by Farmavet SA - major distributor of veterinary medical solutions and made in Romania by Pasteur Filiala Filipești SA - one of the main producers of biological products and generic drugs in the veterinary field. Farmavet SA, Pasteur Filiala Filipești SA and FNC Nutriție Pietroiu SA (animal feed manufacturer) are part of the Farmavet Group*
The donation consists of:
- 1,000 liters of Soft As - liquid soap for washing hands and body.
- 480 liters of Degres As - super-concentrated liquid detergent for surfaces, from which up to 48 tons of washing solution can be obtained, depending on the degree of dirt.
- 100 liters Deo sept - concentrated liquid disinfectant detergent for decontamination and disinfection of surfaces, equipment, machinery and furniture in public spaces, medical units, laboratories, public transport.
- 2,400 Eqvagel Forte units, a calming and relaxing gel for human use, used for muscle contractions after physical exertion and for stimulating circulation.
*Farmavet Group - does not represent a legal entity. The term generically refers to the integrated management of the three entities.
Pasteur Filiala Filipești gets GMP renewal
Production units that are part of the Pasteur Filipeștii de Pădure production group were recertified in January 2020 for the Good Manufacturing Practice standard, the most important validation that confirms the safety and quality of the pharmaceutical products. Granting of certification is conditioned on the implementation and compliance with certain GMP rules, principles and rules set out in Directive 91/412 / EEC.
The GMP certification of Pasteur Filiala Filipești units covers a complex set of systems in the areas of production, storage, quality, maintenance and validation of equipment, facilities and flows, staff training and biosecurity. To these are added the facilities of the factories and the configuration of the spaces - pharmaceutical white rooms and pharmaceutical utilities (purified water, HVAC ventilation and air treatment system, BMS, etc.). Pasteur Filiala Filipești was first GMP certified in 2017.
The unit produces both sterile and non-sterile products - injections, tablets, oral solutions, powders, suspensions and ointments. Its portfolio includes over 412 forms in 151 brands: antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitics, hormonal, ophthalmic and otic products, vitamins, minerals and rehydrators, rodenticides, insecticides, cosmetics, disinfectants and detergents.
Pasteur Filiala Filipești has high-performance laboratories for microbiological and physico-chemical testing of raw materials and finished products, in accordance with the quality standards provided in the European Pharmacopoeia: HPLC laboratory, laboratory for stability studies and an interphase laboratory that analyzes product quality in different stages before packing. The laboratories are organized according to GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) standards, equipped with competitive equipment and flows in accordance with the standards in force. The total investments in the two production capacities of Pasteur Filiala Filipești amounted to over EUR 14 million.
Aldezin disinfectant has been approved for use in public and private spaces
Pasteur Filiala Filipești, one of the most important producers of biological products, medicines and veterinary products in Romania, announces that the disinfected Aldezin has been approved by the Biocides Commission of the Ministry of Health and can be used for category TP2 - disinfection in public, private and industrial spaces. The product has been tested and confirmed by an independent international laboratory, accredited by the competent authorities to be effective, in the appropriate formulation, against known human Coronaviruses.
The laboratory of J.S Hamilton Poland tested Aldezin and certified in March of this year the virucidal action of the disinfectant against human Coronaviruses in a concentration of 3% and with an action time of 60 minutes.
According to TP2 approval, Aldezin can be used to disinfect surfaces, materials, equipment and furniture - which are not in contact with food - walls, floors in private, public and industrial spaces, excepting those in the medical field. Aldezin is a concentrated professional disinfectant with bactericidal, virucidal and fungicidal action approved for the food industry (category TP4), as well as for the veterinary field (category TP3).
Aldezin is produced by Pasteur Filiala Filipești, being a known and widely used biocide and which, until 2016, was also approved for use in the TP2 category. Given the current shortage of disinfectants in Romania during this period, the company requested and received the Aldezin approval for TP2 use as described above.
Pasteur Filiala Filipești is one of the most important producers of immunological and generic products in the veterinary field in Romania. The company has a production facility in Bucharest that makes vaccines, reagents and diagnostic kits. Pasteur Filiala Filipești also has two GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified production facilities in Filipeștii de Pădure, where it makes injectable solutions, tablets, oral solutions, powders, suspensions and ointments in the categories of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, hormonal products, ophthalmic and otics, vitamins, minerals and rehydrators, rodenticides, insecticides, cosmetics, disinfectants and detergents.
Pasteur Filiala Filipești is part, together with Farmavet - major distributor of veterinary products and solutions and FNC Nutriție Pietroiu - of the group generically named* Farmavet.
*The Farmavet Group is not a legal entity. The term generically refers to the integrated management of the three entities.