Seeking to provide a large amount of wound care gel for burn surgery, B. Braun Medical AG (Germany) needed larger containers for its Prontosan Wound Gel in addition to the already available 30-g plastic ampoules. The sterile, highly viscous gel is now available in 250-g tubes, thanks to Neopac (www.neopac.com).
To meet the product’s sterilization requirements, Neopac and B. Braun Germany worked together to identify appropriate tube materials. Neopac’s Pharma Sales Manager, Chris Kipf, coordinated the project to fruition.
BeamOne LLC and Synergy Health plc have announced that Synergy has acquired BeamOne, which will become Synergy Americas Division. BeamOne’s current executive and management groups will remain in place, with Glenn Thibault, formerly BeamOne's president and CEO, becoming CEO of the new division.
BeamOne is an international contract sterilization services provider using electron beam technology.
The annual MD&M East and EastPack shows will be co-located in New York City from June 7–10 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The show is scheduled to be co-located under one roof with Atlantic Design & Manufacturing, Automation Technology Expo East, EastPack, PLASTEC East, and Green Manufacturing Expo East. At EastPack 2010, participants can find new equipment, technology, and materials to lower costs, reduce waste, and increase efficiencies.
BeamOne LLC (San Diego, CA) will locate its newest electron beam medical device sterilization service center in the Pittsburgh, PA, area. Ground breaking will begin on the new facility in Q4 2009, and the facility is expected to be operational during Q4 2010. Pittsburgh will join the company’s locations in California, Colorado, Ohio, and Costa Rica.
The focus of a joint venture between ATL (Menomonee Falls, Wis.) and Eversharp Products (Franklin Park, Ill.) is Eversharp’s Samaritan Shield technology.
Nelson Laboratories, a provider of full, life-cycle microbiology testing services, is holding a workshop on Ethylene Oxide and Radiation Sterilization in Boston on August 25-26. Basic testing requirements, methods, and validation will be covered.
Reducing Risk through Packaging, Part 1: Understanding the Nuances of ISO 11607
Specialty handling may be in order for sensitive products.