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20 Years Of Automation

Companies have reaped large benefits in automating packaging lines and enterprises.
 
By David Vaczek, Senior Editor
Higher production rates, improved efficiency, and lower operating costs are high priorities for all industries and life sciences packaging is no exception.
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More Confident Bottle Filling

Electronic counters and vision systems address efficiency on bottle filling lines.
 
By David Vaczek, Senior Editor
Recalls due to wrong or defective pharmaceutical tablets and capsules found in bottles are not an uncommon occurrence.
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Prefilled Syringe Inspection

For automated inspection of prefilled syringes, Bosch Inspection Technology’s machine line includes the EIS A206S for inspecting glass syringes 1.0 to 3.0 ml, and the EIS 2962 for prefilled glass and plastic syringes 1.0 ml to 10 ml.
In a Q&A with PMP News, Peter Spinelli, sales director, Bosch Inspection Technology North & South America, addresses current trends in prefilled syringe inspection.
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Arjowiggins Healthcare Launches Cryptopak Security Solution

An image of a surface structure is scanned to derive a signature unique to each package.
Arjowiggins Healthcare (www.arjowiggins-healthcare.com) has introduced an authentication solution for medical device and pharmaceutical packaging based on the randomness and uniqueness of package material substrates.
First revealed at Medica 2012, Cryptopak provides packagers with a covert security solution that
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20 Years of Compliance Packaging

Compliance formats have advanced with innovations in package design,materials, and machinery.
 
By David Vaczek, Senior Editor
Compliance packaging has made great strides in the past 20 years, as the health industry has focused attention on promoting the safe and effective use by patients of their medications.
Challenged to ensure that the package going into the home is both child-resistant and easily accessible to seniors, suppliers and drug manufacturers have delivered a progression of inn
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2012 Compliance Packages of the Year Announced by HCPC

The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC) awarded the winners of its annual Compliance Package of the Year competition at RxAdherence 2013, the organization’s annual conference on patient adherence and compliance prompting packaging issues.
HCPC’s Compliance Package of the Year competition has been an annual event since 1995 and recognizes the most innovative pharmaceutical packages designed to improve patient adherence.
This year’s winners are:
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Pharma Tech Readies Line for New Nasal Delivery Device

Custom filling, line automation, and humidity control are developed as OptiNose prepares for an NDA filing.
As an outsourcing partner with pharmaceutical companies, Pharm Tech Industries (PTI; www.pharma-tech.com) often develops complete solutions for customers in providing turnkey contract manufacturing and packaging services.
The Royston, GA–based CMO and packager draws on a staff of in-house engineers to accomplish a technology transfer and to meet custom requirements with first-of-kind solutions.
For the OptiNose Delivery System, PTI is developing a complex filling and packag
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Building Trial Adherence With Packaging

As the cost of running clinical trials climbs, compliance formats have gained favor for addressing persistently high non-adherence rates.
Patient non-adherence is a prevalent concern in clinical trials and one reason why clinical trial costs are on the rise.
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20 Years of Contract Packaging

Successful contract packagers have become closer partners with manufacturer clients and have helped them implement new package formats.
Contract packagers’ business ebbs and flows with the fortunes and priorities of their pharmaceutical manufacturer customer base.
When pharma companies are launching new products, contract packagers’ expertise and technology can bring them to market quickly and at lower cost.
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Supplying Packaging More Efficiently

In a distribution agreement, CCL Label Inc. and ACG Pharmapack look to tighten the supply chain.
The recently announced distribution partnership between CCL Industries and ACG Pharmapack (www.acg-pharmapack.com) will help manufacturers streamline supply channels, establish uniformity of materials across regions, and reduce costs. The agreement between the two global suppliers of packaging components will also support development of new functional structures for pharmaceutical and medical device packaging, the companies say.
As the exclusive distributor for the U.S.
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