The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued new instructions to promote safe use of the fibrin sealants Tisseel, Tissucol, Artiss, and Beriplast P during surgery. This advice follows that issued for two other fibrin sealants, Evicel and Quixil, in November 2012. Employed to help reduce local bleeding, these sealants are typically dripped or sprayed onto bleeding tissue to form a fibrin clot.
Kaufman Container (Cleveland, OH) is celebrating its 100th Year Anniversary. Starting off in 1910 as a small glass-recycling operation, the company has grown into a provider and decorator of glass, plastic, aluminum, and metal containers, tubes, closures, celon bands, and dispensing systems, offering custom molds and package development. It serves customers in personal care, household and industrial chemical, automotive, pet and vet, pharmaceutical, food, and beverage markets.