New Force in Contract Packaging

Four contract packaging and repackaging companies in the pharmaceutical industry have joined forces to create a new, single-source service provider, Aphena Pharma Solutions (

Aphena is a new corporation based on a strategic alliance among Celeste Contract Packaging, PrePak Systems, TestPak, and Integrated Pharmaceutical Packaging.

“We are excited to announce our new parent company, Aphena Pharma Solutions,” says Renard Jackson, president and CEO of Aphena Pharma Solutions. “Through each company’s individual efforts, we’ve offered our clients the best services and products. Now we are poised to offer more products and even better service with an extreme level of single-source efficiency.”

Celeste Contract Packaging (Easton, MD) will become the new liquid and topical division of Aphena Pharma Solutions. It specializes in manufacturing and contract packaging of liquid and topical products in flexible packets, bottles, blisters, and tubes.

PrePak Systems (Cookeville, TN), TestPak (Whippany, NJ), and Integrated Pharmaceutical Packaging  will make up the solid dose division of Aphena Pharma Solutions, offering turnkey contract packaging and repackaging for the pharmaceutical, OTC, nutraceutical, animal health, and consumer product markets. Four locations offer low- and high-volume bottle filling, blister packaging (cold and thermoforming), custom pouching, compliance packaging, unit dosing and unit-of-use packaging, kitting, and secondary packaging for solid-dose products.

“Aphena Pharma Solutions will be completely focused on client expectations and success,” Jackson adds. “This is a new and exciting opportunity that is perfectly timed for the changes occurring in the marketplace.”

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