Contract Packaging

Pharma Tech Industries Names Senior Quality Director

Pharma Tech Industries (PTI), a pharmaceutical contract manufacturer and packager of powder products, has hired Preston Wright as its new Senior Director of Quality. Wright will direct all aspects of PTI’s Corporate Quality System, including Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Quality Operations, at the company’s two contract manufacturing plant locations in Royston, GA, and Union, MO, respectively.

A+ Secure Packaging Facility Passes FDA Inspection

A+ Secure Packaging, LLC announced that it’s LaVergne, TN facility has recently been inspected by FDA. The successful two-day cGMP compliance inspection was concluded without any form 483 observations being issued.

Vetter’s Chicago Facility Ready for Pharma

Vetter, a provider of aseptic prefilled drug delivery systems, announces that its Chicago facility is ready to accept client projects. Located at the Illinois Science + Technology Park in Skokie, IL, the facility provides cGMP filling for vials, syringes, and cartridges, supporting preclinical through phase II products.

Planning for Growth

A focus on growth segments by contract packagers includes emerging formats catering to convenience.
Contract packagers have devised support for brand companies’ new product launches and packaging strategies for mature products, while establishing capacity for promising generic and OTC markets.
Stick packs are among emerging formats with promise for pharmaceutical companies looking to differentiate their brands in crowded fields and capture consumer loyalty.
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Ruspak Gains Clients With Flexible Response and Cost Control

Ruspak (www.ruspak.com) has captured business with a quick response focus on customers’ packaging requirements and shipment timelines. For blister packaging of OTCs for a Polish distributor, the Lyons, NY-based contract packager recently added an EU-certified clean room with a blister line producing “soldier packs” for shipment abroad.
“Outstanding customer service is our priority.
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Pharma Tech Industries Dedicates New Cleanroom to Pouch Filling of Powder-Based Products

Pharma Tech Industries (Royston, GA; PTI) recently completed the construction of a cleanroom dedicated to pouch filling of powder-based products. The room was built specifically to house the new high-speed Oystar Jones Adjustable Pouch King.
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Althea Expands Service Offering to Packaging and Labeling Through a Co-Marketing Agreement With Sherpa Clinical Packaging

Althea Technologies Inc. announced today that it has extended its service offering to include labeling, packaging, storage, and distribution of drug and biological products through its co-marketing partner, Sherpa Clinical Packaging. Sherpa, founded in 2011, is located adjacent to Althea's clinical and commercial-scale biologics and drug product manufacturing facilities.  The proximity of the facilities to one another simplifies supply chain logistics for clients of each organization.

Boehringer Subsidiary Selects Praxis Packaging as 2010 Supplier of the Year

Praxis Packaging Solutions (www.praxispackaging.com) announced they have been named 2010 Supplier of the Year by Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane, Inc. (BIRI), a U.S. subsidiary of one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies, Boehringer Ingelheim.
 
Located in Columbus, OH, BIRI is the North American primary launch site for new brand and multisource pharmaceuticals.

Pharma Tech Industries Dedicates New Cleanroom to Pouch Filling of Powder-Based Products

Pharma Tech Industries (Royston, GA; PTI) recently completed the construction of a cleanroom dedicated to pouch filling of powder-based products. The room was built specifically to house the new high-speed Oystar Jones Adjustable Pouch King. The machine will fill pouches for multiple powder-based products including a cholesterol medication and laxative granular powder.

Almac Increases Cold and Frozen Storage

Almac’s Pharma Services business has expanded its commercial facility by adding increased storage capacity for biologic products. The company has experienced increased client demand for cold and dedicated frozen storage capacity for biopharmaceuticals, so it added an additional 6124 sq ft of cold and frozen storage.
 

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