Our Laboratories And The Latest New Technologies For The Production Of Cosmetics And Medical Devices
The production of cosmetics and medical devices requires a strong and constant focus on safety and compliance with current regulations.
At Vida we work every day to meet the highest quality standards. Our facilities are UNI EN ISO 14644-2 compliant, and our quality management system is certified according to GMP lines. Since 2023, we have been in the process of expanding our medical and cosmetics production area.
This enabled us to improve our production speed with the latest automated machinery.
Raw materials storage area
Raw materials for cosmetic and medical productions are stored in a dedicated temperature- and humidity-controlled area. Raw materials follow a strict procedure:
- Control of chemical-physical characteristics, which makes it possible to verify that raw materials from selected and qualified suppliers are perfectly in compliance with the required quality standards;
- Raw materials are identified with codes and tracked in our internal management system, following the FIFO (First In-First Out) rule: the items that enter the warehouse first are the first to be used;
Our in-house laboratories for the production of medical devices
The in-house laboratories are the beating heart of our company.
All semi-finished product production environments are clean rooms classified ISO 5 in accordance with UNI EN ISO 14644-1*; in order to avoid any form of contamination the air has minimum levels of particle content determined and microbiologically controlled conditions. Production environments undergo periodic environmental validations in accordance with a strict hygiene and safety policy.
Starting with the company’s purchase of hyaluronic acid powder, filler production takes place entirely within our ISO 5-rated laboratories.
The steps involved in our unique production process, are the followings:
1- After the raw material is collected from the dedicated storage area, the hyaluronic acid goes through an ISO 5 classified pass box, and rrives in the production area. This is a route designed to ensure maximum safety and uncontamination.
2- Once in the clean room, the real production process begins. The raw materials are mixed together , in a specially designed turbo emulsifier, with cross-linking agent and stabilizing substances
3- When the filler gel reaches its ideal shape, it is transfered to the primary packaging stage
In the primary packaging stage, the filler is placed inside the syringe and sterilized. Sterilization takes place in a saturated steam system according to a method, which is validated every year. Quality control is carried out before moving on to secondary packaging. In more details microbiological analysis, chemical-physical testing and rheological analysis are performed in accordance with validated analytical methods. After final sterilization, the syringes are sealed inside the appropriate blister pack.
All filling and packaging steps are automated and monitored by a technologically advanced camera system that ensures immediate detection of any physical contaminants. Nonconforming products, will not be labeled or completed in their arrangement and will be automatically rejected by the assembly machine.
Regular upgrade of clean rooms is essential to ensure an environment in line with international regulatory standards. Constant monitoring of temperature, humidity and airflow as well as the presence of qualified personnel is essential to the workmanlike conduct of production activities.
*The UNI EN ISO 14644-1 standard was issed with the aim to regulate the production of clean rooms and associated controlled environments, it belongs to the broader UNI EN ISO 14644 standard related to the sector and specifically concerns the classification of air cleanliness, where by defining cleanliness classes (ISO 1-9) and the related maximum levels of particle content. It replaces the previous Federal Standard 209 standard.
Our in-house laboratories for cosmetics production
The production of cosmetics follows a strict medical approach; all references are processed inside clean rooms classified ISO 7 for production and ISO 8 for packaging, which are constantly monitored by an external body. Each stage requires attention to hygiene and cleanliness to ensure that the products are dermatologically safe. This means we strictly follow designated ISO guidelines to make sure quality standards are met.
Since 2017, the company has been certified for ISO 13485 (ISO for medical device manufacturing) and ISO 22716 (ISO for cosmetics manufacturing). We are proud to offer our customers high-quality products that meet the highest manufacturing standards.