Pharmapack Europe to Host Innovations in Drug Delivery, Product Quality
On February 13-14, 2013, Pharmapack Europe will take place at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris, hosting 290 companies exhibiting pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery systems. The 2013 event will focus on the role the patient plays in driving the development of drug delivery systems and pharmaceutical packaging. Below we list a number of innovations scheduled for exhibition. For details on the event, contact UBM Canon at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pharmapack.fr.
Vials, Syringes, and Closures
Glass and plastic pharmaceutical packaging products on display will be suitable for most liquid and solid medications. The new MultiShell vials feature a triple-layer structure consisting of a layer of polyamide sandwiched between two COP (Cyclic Olefin Polymer) layers. These multilayer vials are far more break-resistant than glass vials; the company received the German Packaging Award in November 2011 for the development of the MultiShell plastic vials. The COP ClearJect syringes will be presented as a primary packaging for sensitive medications for oncology, ophthalmology, and other fields of medicine. Prefillable RTF syringes made of tubular glass are available as bulk products and in ready-to-fill format, which means that they are washed, siliconized, preassembled, and sterilized. Tubular glass is the input material for a comprehensive range of high quality pharmaceutical vials, ampoules and cartridges in numerous filling sizes and design variants. The Duma brand OneLiner is a twist-off closure developed specifically for the U.S. market with the mandatory foil seal. The containers with and without integrated seal are identical on the outside. Gerresheimer, Dusselfdorf, Germany; +49 211 6181 246; email@example.com; www.gerresheimer.com.
Primary plastic packaging for pharmaceuticals, supplements, ophthalmics, powders, cosmetics, and other products are available in HDPE, PP, and PET. Standard ranges include tamper-evident, child-resistant (CR), and desiccant solutions; the company can also develop custom packaging solutions to meet customer requirements. New products include Cerbo Creo, a square container with a one-piece, squeeze-and-turn CR cap; a new Pocket Box concept; a unique CR spray cap; and the Cerbo Threasy, a triangular ergonomic package certified as an easy-to-open packaging by the Swedish Rheumatism Association. Nolato Medical Pharma Packaging, Trollhättan, Sweden; +46 520 40 99 25; firstname.lastname@example.org.
A company will promote its system for predicting and supporting pharmaceutical stability using optimized sorbents as well as its line of sorbent products (e.g., desiccants, oxygen absorbers, and volatile absorbers) for pharmaceutical stability. Calculations through Operations is developed to predict and support pharmaceutical stability using optimized sorbents and by providing reliable sorbent dispensing. Optimized sorbent formulations are calculated using the company’s SimulSorb and SimulOx pseudoempirical modeling programs. Using empirically derived data from the drug and its packaging, the modeling can predict the stability outcome for a given pharmaceutical formulation and dosage form. This predictive model can eliminate sorbent ranging studies, saving 6 to 12 months of development time. The modeling determines whether a sorbent is required and whether a traditional sorbent or IntelliSorb Sorbent Formulation is needed. IntelliSorb offers multifunctional moisture, oxygen, and/or volatile control within healthcare product packaging by monitoring and reacting to environmental changes within the packaging headspace. The company also offers spooled sorbents and canisters that can be engineered to meet each customer’s needs by providing an optimized sorbent, a highly reliable sorbent dispenser, and personalized consultation and support. Dispensers are available in low-, mid-, and high-speed configurations with a variety of options. Additionally, smart dispensing technology transmits data, such as lot number, manufacture date, and quantity, from the packet spool to dispenser. Multisorb Technologies, Buffalo, New York; 716/824-8900; email@example.com; www.multisorb.com.
Mixing Multiple Materials
Standardized and customized solutions will be on display for packaging, mixing, metering, and applying of multicomponent materials for pharmaceuticals, veterinary, diagnostics, cosmetics, medical, and nutrition applications. Besides its existing solutions for packaging, metering, mixing, and applying of one- and two-component materials, the company will present its service for virtually defining the optimal mixing system for multicomponent masses with computated fluid dynamics (CFD). The company has experience in the dental market for more than 30 years and reports it has developed several successful products. It seeks to maintain safety, hygiene, precision, and reliability in all solutions. Sulzer Mixpac AG, part of the Swiss Sulzer Group; Haag, Switzerland; +41 81 772 20 00; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.sulzer.com.
A compact assembly system operates at speeds of up to 120 cycles per minute for high-volume series production of medical and pharmaceutical products. The RTS XXS cam-controlled system assembles in a half-second cycle and requires just 1.4 m² of space in the production hall or cleanroom. With positioning accurate to ±0.05 millimeters, the system can be employed for precision applications with integrated test functions. The flexible TEAMED platform can be extended from a start-up version to a high-throughput system as unit numbers rise. The company’s automation experts support customers from initial ideas for a product up to safe series production. Production complies with the relevant international guidelines and monitoring systems such as cGMP, FDA and CE. Teamtechnik Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH, Freiberg, Germany; www.teamtechnik.com.