Pharmaceutical Packaging

Intelsius Expands Cold-chain Pharma Packaging Line

The ORCA 2.0 range of products includes high-performance thermal protection for pharmaceuticals and other sensitive products.

Intelsius, a DGP company, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of temperature-controlled packaging solutions based in York, UK, announced the addition of its ORCA™ 2.0 range of products.  The announcement was made today at the IQPC Cool Chain Logistics conference.

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Report: Healthcare Jobs Rising Despite Industry Challenges

A recent market study suggests medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotech companies are hiring a steady stream of sales staff, despite a tough market.

The healthcare industry continues to grow, adding 45,000 jobs last December, but the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors are facing challenges - namely increasing taxes and fees - that industry representatives say are sure to slow growth. The recently implemented medical device tax, increased user fees, and pricing pressures are certainly weighing on the industry, but a new report from suggests the healthcare sales job market has not seen strong repercussions.

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Smart Cameras Lead to Serialization Success

One vendor’s integrated solution aims to help pharmaceutical packaging operations avoid counterfeiting affordably, effectively and simply.

Manufacturers concerned about the proliferation of counterfeit drugs are working to implement serialized packaging to support full traceability, product integrity, supply-chain security and patient safety. Conventional serialization solutions multiplex cameras from an industrial PC to distribute vision at multiple points on the production line. Maintenance and validation can be expensive because of the need to deal with a complex operating system and custom software.

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ULURU Releases Altrazeal 0.75-g Blister Pack in U.S.

The pharmaceutical packaging and product are intended to give medical staff a convenient option for treatment of small, chronic wounds.

ULURU Inc. (OTCQB: ULUR) announced today the availability in the U.S. market of Altrazeal® in an innovative 0.75 gram blister pack.The development of this innovative packaging system was in response to requests from wound care practitioners. This packaging configuration overcomes the concerns expressed by users, including excessive waste of product, inability to see the product during application and unit cost for the treatment of small chronic wounds.

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SPI Publishes Updated Guide to Regulatory Considerations for Drug Packaging Materials

The guide is designed to provide information useful to the entire pharmaceutical supply chain.

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association is pleased to announce the publication of an update to its 2003 Guidelines for the Development of Type III Drug Master Files.  This manual, prepared by the SPI Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Applications Committee, is a guide to the regulatory considerations and procedures to be taken into account when establishing a Type III Drug Master File.  The new updates reflect procedural changes at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and "best practices" amassed by the law firm of Keller and Heckman.

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Roche Diagnostics to Open Learning and Development Center

The facility will focus on developing new diagnostics and diabetes care technologies.

Mayor Greg Ballard today joined Roche Diagnostics President and CEO Jack Phillips as well as other Roche executives and community leaders to break ground on the company's new Learning and Development Center. The center is the first element of a $300 million site transformation investment that was announced in June 2012. The city of Indianapolis and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Roche tax abatements, tax credits and training grants to support Roche's investment.

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Klockner Pentaplast Announces Overseas Pharma Packaging Expansion

The firm is boosting its global production capacity in Asia, the Americas and Europe.

The Klöckner Pentaplast Group announced today that it will add to its global production capacity in Asia, the Americas, and Europe.  The company is investing $51.8 million USD (€39.6 Mio) for this expansion which includes facilities in Suzhou, China; Cotia, Brazil; and Santo Tirso, Portugal.  137 employees will be added worldwide.  Klöckner Pentaplast is the only rigid films producer with manufacturing sites located in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. 

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Linx Displaying Coding Inkjet Printer at PACK EXPO

The Linx 7900 continuous inkjet printer features a web interface for remote monitoring and control.

Coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies has unveiled the latest evolution in continuous ink jet printers.

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Optima Pharma Showcases Robotics at PACK EXPO

The company is exhibiting a new robot control designed to handle pharmaceutical liquids.

A new robot control developed by Optima Pharma specifically developed for handling pharmaceutical liquids provides new and flexible methods for pharmaceutical use.  It underscores the highly developed competencies at Optima Pharma. 

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BT9 Launches Cold-chain Solution for Perishables

The management system is designed to give transporters of temperature-sensitive drugs, food and other products control across the supply chain.

BT9 today introduced Xsense, a premier end-to-end cold chain management system that ensures all stakeholders in the cold supply chain, have full transparency and control over their perishables, anywhere in the world, at any given time.

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