pharmaceuticals

Expanding Capacity

Clariant is expanding production at its Belen, NM, Healthcare Packaging site to meet market demand and to support continuous improvement.

Clariant (www.healthpack.clariant.com)’s Healthcare Packaging segment is expanding production capacity at its U.S. site in Belen, NM, for desiccant canisters and packets. The expansion features new equipment and processes, enabling an increase in production capacity of its desiccant canisters for high-speed insertion and its wide range of desiccant packets, including Continu-Strip hole-punch packets.

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U.S. Doctors Single Out Unnecessary, Excessive Treatments

Doctors from various medical specialty associations have identified specific tests and procedures they believe aren't always needed.

Nine leading physician specialty societies have identified specific tests or procedures that they say are commonly used but not always necessary in their respective fields. Patient advocates are calling the move a significant step toward improving the quality and safety of health care.

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BASF, Catalent Join Forces to Develop Pharmaceutical Solutions

The two companies are working to overcome bioavailability challenges and get solutions to market more quickly.

Somerset, NJ and Ludwigshafen, Germany – Catalent Pharma Solutions and BASF have entered into a broad collaboration and Open Alliance to provide solutions to overcome bioavailability challenges of new molecular entities with solubility or permeability challenges.  

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CareFusion to Acquire Pharmacy Inventory Firm

The company has purchased PHACTS LLC, a technology and consulting firm that helps pharmacies manage drug inventory and manage costs.

[[PR Newswire]]  CareFusion today announced an agreement to acquire PHACTS, LLC, a Seattle-based technology and consulting company that helps hospital pharmacies better manage inventory, reduce pharmaceutical costs and streamline operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Multisorb Releases Video on Sorbent Use

The video is designed to help pharmaceutical firms and their packaging partners make effective use of the sorbent solutions.

Multisorb Technologies announced today the release of their program video, Calculations through Operations.

Calculations through Operations is a full-service, Quality by Design based program that employs a holistic approach to sorbent selection and delivery. It cohesively joins Multisorb Technologies’ pseudo-empirical modeling programs with customized intelligent sorbents and industry standard dispensing equipment to deliver a tailor-made, turn-key sorbent solution.

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Multisorb Releases Video on Sorbent Use

The video is designed to help pharmaceutical firms and their packaging partners make effective use of the sorbent solutions.

Multisorb Technologies announced today the release of their program video, Calculations through Operations.

Calculations through Operations is a full-service, Quality by Design based program that employs a holistic approach to sorbent selection and delivery. It cohesively joins Multisorb Technologies’ pseudo-empirical modeling programs with customized intelligent sorbents and industry standard dispensing equipment to deliver a tailor-made, turn-key sorbent solution.

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Symetix to Showcase Pharma Packaging Solutions at Interphex

The company will be displaying a range of products to prevent foreign tablets and capsules, foreign material and broken tablets in pharma packaging operations.

Symetix will showcase its solutions for preventing foreign tablets and capsules, foreign material, and broken tablets from being packaged at its Interphex booth #2883.

Designed specifically for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical manufacturers and contract packers, VeriSym optical inspection systems and Impulse/P size graders maximize product quality while reducing the labor costs associated with manual inspection.

Source: Symetix

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Editorial: What Is Your Company's Back Up Plan?

This week Endo Pharmaceuticals reported that several of its products may experience a "constraint" or "disruption" in supply following the temporary shutdown of Novartis Consumer Health Inc.'s Lincoln, NE, manufacturing facility, where these Endo drugs have been manufactured.

Novartis Shutdown Could Cause Supply Problems for Endo

In a press release issued by Endo Pharmaceuticals, the company expressed concerns that the halting of production at Novartis Consumer Health’s manufacturing facility in Lincoln, NE—coming on the heels of production and packaging problems—will lead to short-term supply constraints for its pharmaceutical offerings.

Did You Read Our Most Popular Articles from 2011?

As we celebrate the end of 2011, we'd like to take time to point out the year's top articles on www.pmpnews.com. Following are the articles published this year that drew the most page views.

1. Comfort In Parenteral Delivery

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