Drug Delivery

Innovation at Pharmapack North America

The east coast destination for pharma, Pharmapack North America, will be held June 9-10 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javit’s Convention Center. The conference looks to deliver comprehensive pharmaceutical packaging, with a program featuring expert faculty addressing meaningful innovation and trending topics. Pharmapack North America will also feature special activities.

Smaller and Smarter Drug-Delivery Devices to Be Discussed at Pharmapack North America

When it comes to today’s injectable and inhalable therapies, drug administration won’t necessarily be kept under the control of a professional, observes Bill Welch, chief technology officer for Phillips-Medisize Corp. “Drug administration will increasingly be placed in the hands of a patient,” he says.

Aptar’s Pro-Ject and PremiumCoat Products Coming to Pharmapack North America

Aptar Pharma, a business segment of Aptar developing solutions for biotechnology, healthcare, and pharmaceutical companies, will be presenting its Pro-Ject auto injector and PremiumCoat at Pharmapack North America on June 9-10 in New York. Pro-Ject is from Aptar Pharma Prescription, and PremiumCoat is from Aptar Stelmi.

Aptar will be manning booth 4004 at the conference.

Sandoz Poland Opens New Packaging Plant

Sandoz, the generic division of Novartis, announced the opening this month of the Sandoz Packaging Center in Stryków, a project valued at $48 million.

It is one of the largest investment projects in the Polish pharmaceutical sector completed in recent years, according to a press release from Sandoz.

Gerresheimer Features DropAid Application Aid at FCE Pharma

Gerresheimer, special glass and plastics manufacturer, presented its application aid, DropAid, along with new pharmaceutical plastics products at FCE Pharma in São Paulo, Brazil from May 12-14.

“DropAid is an application aid for daily use,” said Wellington Lentini, general manager of Gerresheimer Plásticos São Paulo Ltda, in a press release. “Do you know how difficult it is to use a typical eye dropper? [DropAid] helps dropper bottle users to open the bottle and, when placed on the bottle neck, makes it easy and simple to positioning the dropper correctly above the eye.”

Duoject’s Pen-Prep EVO Readied for Market; to be Featured at Pharmapack North America

The Pen-Prep EVO by Duoject Medical Systems will be on display at the Pharmapack North America’s Innovation Gallery from June 9 to June 10 in New York City. Company representatives will be located at Booth 4015.

Ursatec to Feature OptiLung Inhaler at Pharmapack North America

Ursatec, a preservative-free pharmaceutical product developer of spray pumps for oral, nasal, and inhalation sprays, is gearing up for Pharmapack North America in New York on June 9. It will be showcasing its OptiLung inhaler at Booth 4118 and the company will be at Pharmapack’s Innovation Gallery.

Ursatec leaders say they plan to expand its technology to new applications and market worldwide.

Nemera’s Novelia Eyedropper Innovation Coming to Pharmapack North America

The rebranded drug-delivery manufacturer Nemera headquartered in France, formerly Rexam Healthcare, anticipates its preservative-free multidose eyedropper Novelia to have an impact at Pharmapack North America on June 9 and June 10 after gaining traction in Europe and Latin America since its debut. Located at booth #4007, Novelia is touted as the only preservative-free multidose system on the U.S.

West Pharmaceutical Services Names New CEO

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. has appointed Eric M. Green as its new Chief Executive Officer, according to a press release. Green succeeds Dr. Donald E. Morel, Jr., the current chairman and CEO.

Morel will serve as chairman of the Exton, PA-based company until July 1 when he plans to formally retire.

Supporting Growth in Injectable Drug Delivery

A growing number of injectable therapies for chronic diseases as well as trends toward self-injection are transforming the pharmaceutical market, reports Graham Reynolds, vice president of marketing and innovation, West.

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