Uhlmann to Feature Rebuilt Blister Machine at Pharma Expo

Uhlmann Packaging Systems LP announced it is intensifying its custom machine outfitting services at its rebuild packaging systems center in New Jersey. The heightened focus comes during an increase in market demand for high-quality used machinery, which is seen by the pharmaceutical industry as a cost-effective means of addressing increased and/or changing customer demands and ever-evolving regulatory mandates, according to the company.

Romaco to Show Remote Assist System on Blister Line at Achema 2015

Along with showing its new Remote Assist System on a blister line, the Romaco Group will exhibit end-to-end solutions for primary packaging, secondary packaging, and tableting at the upcoming Achema 2015 June 15-19 in Germany. Additionally, the company unveiled a blister line with an integrated anti-counterfeiting system. 

The company will be located in Hall 3.0 at stand B49.

J-Pac Medical to Discuss Safe Seal Frangible Blisters at BIOMEDevice Boston 2015

Medical device labeler and manufacturer J-Pac Medical will be showcasing its packaging for point-of-care diagnostics testing solutions at BIOMEDevice Boston 2015 May 6 through May 7. The New Hampshire-based company will be at booth 349.

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 category of technical innovation with the STELVIN Inside, and in the category of resource efficiency with the Canseal Pro.

Amcor Launches New Push-Through Child-Resistant Blister Lidding

Amcor Flexibles has brought its patented Amcor Opening Feature (AOF) to child-resistant blister lidding, launching the new product in December 2014. Already available on pouch stock and stick packs, AOF allows users to access blister contents with a "targeted" push-through motion rather than the traditional peel or peel-push method.

According to Amcor, AOF allows the use of a 2-ply structure compared with a standard 3-ply. The product contact layer remains the same as that of existing Amcor blister lidding products, helping users to streamline testing.

Blister Packaging: Catching Forming Issues Before You Fill and Seal

An inspection system uses light to check film material on the packaging line.

“Is your package in shape?” asks Christoph Lehmann, director, Visiotec GmbH.

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Trends in Blister Materials and Compliance Packaging

Suppliers report benefits to using wallets for promoting patient compliance, but they also offer alternatives. And others report shifts in blister materials.

Bud Ashmore, General Manager, Northeast for 3C! Packaging of Clayton, NC, an independent privately-owned pharmaceutical packaging solutions company, reports that the company has “done quite a bit of business in the physician’s samples sector with wallets, which are used in conjunction with blister film to create an economical, user friendly packaging solution.

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Triple Play for Compliance Packaging

A brand and generic-drug manufacturer opts for daily blister cards for a new triple-combination therapy.

Pernix Therapeutics has selected compliance blister packaging for its ten-day, triple combination oral therapy for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and duodenal ulcer disease. Comprising omeprazole delayed-release capsules (20 mg), clarithromycin tablets (500 mg), and amoxicillin capsules (500 mg), the Omeclamox-Pak is the first triple combination medication indicated to eradicate symptoms of H. pylori in just ten days now available to patients, the company reports. Other treatments take up to 14 days.

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