From the Editors' Desk

IDT Biologika Receives 2015 FOYA Award from the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering

Dessau (Germany), April, 27, 2015 – IDT Biologika, a major contract manufacturer of biopharmaceuticals and vaccines, today announced it is the recipient of the 2015 Facility of the Year Award (FOYA) for facility integration. Sponsored by the...

Iron Oxide Found in Hospira Bupivacaine HCl Injection Lot, Voluntary Nationwide Recall Issued

Illinois-based Hospira, Inc. announced Thursday it is issuing a voluntary recall of one lot of preservative-free Bupivacaine hydrochloride injection, USP, 0.5 percent (5 mg/mL), 30 milliliter single-dose...

Aranow Packaging Offers Design Upgrade to 4 Side Seal System FS Range

 

Barcelona, Spain-based Aranow Packaging Machinery announced upgrades to the design of its FS Range four-side seal packaging technology that is commonly used in pharmaceuticals, food, and cosmetics, especially for...

Nelipak Showcases Thermoformed Medical Packaging Solutions at Medtec Europe’s Sudtec

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging held a talk and exhibit on April 23 at Medtec Europe’s Sudtec 2015, an event dedicated to advanced manufacturing solutions that attract global...

Firm Poised to File Lawsuit Against GSK for Anti-Nausea Drug Zofran

Chicago law firm Moll Law Group released a statement on April 22 that it is considering filing the first nationwide class action suit against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the makers of Zofran, a powerful anti-nausea drug alleged to increase the risk of...

Antibiotic Armageddon Forecast for UK and Europe by 2025

The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ESCMID), Copenhagen, an organization that explores risk assessment, knowledge sharing and best practices in the fight against infectious disease – has warned that Britain and...

Report: Foreign Pharmaceutical Product Cargo Thefts Increased in 2014

There was an average of three major cargo crimes a day targeting high value, theft-attractive products in the supply chain in Europe in 2014 with an average loss of €205,624 ($220,635), according to the Transported Asset Protection Association...

Pharmapack Exhibitor James Alexander Corp. Attends 'Made in New Jersey Day' for Third Time

James Alexander Corporation, manufacturer and contract packager of unit dose-dispensing systems for the pharmaceutical, industrial and cosmetic markets, was selected for the third time to participate in the annual “Made in New Jersey Day”...

ITW Pillar Tech Unveils Unifoiler 6000 for Advanced Cap-Sealing

Wisconsin-based ITW Pillar Technologies, an advanced induction cap-sealing and surface-treatment system company, announced the development of the Unifoiler 6000 in April, claiming it can seal at faster processing speeds....

Amcor Flexibles’ Respiratory Inhaler Garners Alufoil Trophy

Amcor Flexibles came away with three coveted Alufoil Trophies in the 2015 awards, which was organized by the European Aluminum Foil Association (EAFA). The company won in the category of product preservation with the AirFluSal Forspiro; in the...