Bosch Showcases Rotary Insulin Pen Assembly Machine at ACHEMA

At Achema, Bosch Packaging Technology showcased its latest version of the rotary pen assembly machine MRA. Developed by the Bosch subsidiary Moeller & Devicon, the machine is designed to assemble medical devices such as standard four-piece disposable pens or single-shot auto-injectors.

Lindal Group Expands Relationship with Russia's Nativa

Nativa, a Russian pharmaceutical company, recently announced a strategic agreement to manufacture dispensing solutions for respiratory disease treatment with VARI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lindal Group and a maker of valves and actuators for pharmaceutical aerosol systems.

Dental Anesthesia Dispenser Design from EG-GILERO Turns Heads at MD&M East

The dental anesthesia dispenser from Anutra Medical, designed by EG-GILERO, won the Supplier Innovation Challenge at MD&M East, reports sister website Qmed. The idea for the dispenser originated for a device that would mix lidocaine with sodium bicarbonate, something that can only be done right before the procedure.

Presspart’s Low Cost Disposable Dose Indicator System on Display at Pharmapack

Presspart, manufacturer of deep draw MDI canisters and injection molded plastic actuators, will be revealing its Quantum Dose Indication System for MDI’s at Pharmapack North America in New York on June 9-10. It will be the product’s debut for the North American market, and Presspart will be located at booth 4019.

E-pill Medication Reminders Launches Accutab Personal Pill Box for the Apple Watch

Boston-based E-pill Medication Reminders released a pill box for smart watches, which, with the recent release of Apple’s Watch, is an early entrance into the next phase of medication reminder smart technology.

The Accutab Personal Pillbox turns a smart watch into a medication adherence tool to organize a patient’s medications weekly. To do so, one would store them in their Accutab and then use their smart watch for a reminder of when to take their medication.

Rieke Swift Doser Touted for Veterinary Packaging Innovation

Rieke Packaging Systems earned a commendation in March for its Swift Doser, a dispenser designed as a solution for the oral dosing of medicines to animals.

European Medicines Agency Updates Advice for Spraying Fibrin Sealants During Surgery

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 Celebrates Milestone

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.

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