Global packaging provider SteriPack has expanded in Malaysia to offer a range of pharmaceutical packaging services in its new cGMP-compliant Grade D facility. Pharma now accounts for 50% of the Klang, Selangor, facility's business exports to more than 52 countries, the company reports. SteriPack now offers blister packaging services all over the globe.
“Companies from the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector have to comply with very strict safety rules,” explained John Ward, Managing Director, SteriPack Malaysia, in a statement. “As well as ensuring the best protection of the drugs and allowing full traceability, the contribution of the packaging to greater efficiency and cost reduction has become a major factor.”
Ward added that “the days of air freighting finished product all over the world are starting to end. The ability to be able to offer state of the art packing facilities in Asia is a major attraction for our global customers.”
The company sees growing demand for contract blister packaging among pharmaceutical client base. “We have plans to expand our pharmaceutical packaging service offerings in 2013 to allow for bulk bottle filling, powder filling and liquid filling, all within a cGMP environment,” Ward said in the statement. “This extra facility will be fully operational by January 2014.”
SteriPack also offers cleanroom-manufactured barrier foil packaging solutions to the pharmaceutical industry.
Globally, the company serves the medical device and pharmaceutical industries and has grown steadily, with manufacturing facilities located in Ireland, Poland, Malaysia, and the United States. The group’s headquarters is located in Clara, Co. Offaly, while the U.S. business, specializing in flexible medical packaging and contract manufacturing service solutions, is based in Lakeland, FL.