In many instances, contract packagers (aka outsourcing service providers) have invested in specific technologies or capabilities to be able to provide their pharmaceutical and medical device customers with a competitive edge.
Having kicked off a recycling program in May 2012, Almac has increased the amount of waste it recycles from 19% to 70%, the company reports. Almac’s program is saving the company £6,000 per month. The company employs more than 3300 individuals and is headquartered in Craigavon, Northern Ireland, where the initiative has been implemented. U.S. operations are based in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and California.
Indianapolis-based contract manufacturer Redbird Medical is launching assembly, packaging, and supply chain management services for life sciences companies. Founded in 2012 as an affiliate company of The Phoenix Group, Redbird Medical can manage the supply chain through supplier qualification and monitoring, procurement, verification of incoming materials, and inventory management.
The contract packager has sold its secondary clinical packaging business to the firm; approximately 20 Patheon employees also are making the move.
Patheon Inc., a leading provider of contract development and manufacturing services to the global pharmaceutical industry, announced today that it has sold its global secondary clinical packaging and clinical distribution services business to Bellwyck Packaging Solutions, a private company with 20 years experience providing clinical trial and contract services for secondary packaging.
Millstone Medical Outsourcing will expand its Memphis, TN, operations to a new facility offering 150,000 square feet for mechanical inspection, loaner kit processing, bone/tissue storage, packaging services, and distribution, the company reported in a press release. Memphis staff will move with Millstone Medical to the new facility in Olive Branch, MS, a Memphis suburb. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of the fourth quarter of 2012. Its current facility in Memphis will remain open.
Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (OTC.BB: NWBO) (the "Company" or "Northwest Bio") announced today that its partner in Germany, Fraunhofer IZI, has received the official approval and certification from the regional and national regulatory agencies in Germany (including the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, or PEI – the German equivalent of the U.S. FDA) for the manufacture of Northwest Bio's DCVax-L immune therapy for human patients with Glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer.
The Clondalkin Group’s Specialist Packaging Division has invested in extensive digital printing technologies to support its growing print and packaging product range for healthcare, publishing, financial services and other market applications.
hThe multi-national packaging specialists Clondalkin Group believes increasing demands for cost efficient, fast turnaround, variable quantity, high quality and personalised printed literature can be optimally serviced with its expanded digital printing facilities.
Anderson Packaging and Brecon Pharmaceuticals are further aligning their businesses to become a global end-to-end pharmaceutical packaging company. Both part of the AmerisourceBergen Corp., the companies will provide differentiated packaging solutions under the name AndersonBrecon, they reported in a press release. AndersonBrecon will feature 12 facilities across two continents and more than 1500 dedicated associates.