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Offering a straightforward, sanitary design and exceptional flexibility, an Intermittent Tray Denester (ITD) is designed to help users save time and effort. The ITD maintains sanitary conditions by feeding trays from the backside (or bottom). In addition, washdown construction is available for wet-environment applications. The ITD provides added versatility in handling multiple tray sizes and a wide array of materials, such as plastic plates and paperboard, plastic, Styrofoam, and foil trays. The ITD also provides a wealth of options—including a floor stand, a 30- or 48-in.-long magazine, no-tool magazine changeover, a Venturi Vacuum System, and a Missed Detection System (with or without buzzer)—allowing users to customize it to their specific needs. The ITD is easy to install and features a simple design and a clean, user-friendly control panel. Product changeover is fast and simple, and the standard air cylinder drive features a motion-control and drive system, making the ITD practically maintenance free. The company designs and manufactures high-quality, state-of-the-art packaging and product handling machinery solutions for a wide variety of industries including pharmaceutical, medical device, cosmetics, and others. MGS Machine Corp., Maple Grove, 763/425-8808; www.mgsmachine.com.
ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 Certification
A full-service engineering firm announces that its quality management system is now ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 certified for medical-related engineering services. The company provides analysis, testing, design, and failure analysis services to nearly every industry. These certifications verify that the firm has effective product design, development, and documentation processes in place, which enable it to provide safe and effective results, the company stated. It has extensive laboratory testing capabilities at its inhouse facility, such as a range of capabilities in device development, product testing, material testing, third-party reviews, risk assessment and reliability, analysis, manufacturing, electronics, and failure analysis. Stress Engineering
Services, 513/336-6701; medical.stress.com.
A service for transporting large quantities of pharmaceutical products, such as vaccines and insulin, is designed to tackle the main challenge facing pharmaceutical supply chains: the lack of control and visibility inherent in the involvement of too many parties (typically more than 20 for an air shipment). Typical risks include damages to packaging, customs clearance delays, and temperature deviations. Quoting statistics from the World Health Organization, the company states that every fourth vaccine reaches its destination in a degraded state because of incorrect shipping. Its PharmaSafe program is intended to simplify and secure the international movements of high-value, often life-saving, pharmaceutical products requiring strict temperature control. With this new service, the company acts as one partner, controlling the full supply chain, from packaging procurement to delivery. It uses its own aircraft, handling stations, collection and delivery networks, as well as in-house customs clearance experts. PharmaSafe uses the passive container va-Q-tainer, designed to maintain the required inside temperature (frozen, refrigerated, or controlled room temperature) for more than 120 hours without electrical power supply or dry ice, even in extreme outside temperatures. Rental of pre-conditioned, ready to “load and go” va-Q-tainers is offered. In addition, PharmaSafe offers real time tracking of location and temperature from end to end. Sensors measure the temperature of the shipment inside and outside of the va-Q-tainer throughout transport. Temperatures are even measured during flights, and information is transmitted in real time to the company’s 24/7 PharmaSafe Management Center by a GSM transponder that can be used on the aircraft. Customers are sent detailed shipment and temperature reports immediately after delivery. Service is available between Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States, as well as within Europe. The company operates what it calls an extensive road network in Europe, as well as flights to more than 70 destinations worldwide, including Shanghai, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Dubai, Moscow, and New York. TNT Express, +31 88 393 9323; www.tnt.com/corporate.