Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News

Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News
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Pharmaceutical pipelines have been shifting for the last 20 years toward the development of biologics, which make up about 70% of drugs currently in development, observes Susanna White, mechanical engineer for Oval Medical Technologies. “The most recent innovations in biologics are presenting new challenges in the design of delivery platforms,...

To increase package automation and reduce preprinted inventory, medical device packagers often consider inline package forming and printing. One option is the QuickPouch pouch-making system. At Pack Expo Las Vegas 2017, Videojet Technologies mounted one of its printers on a QuickPouch system, demonstrating the potential for high-speed,...

It’s been a busy year for packaging professionals in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. We’ve seen a number of exciting packaging advances emerge with the potential to transform patient care, and we’ve seen a lot of regulatory activity raise the bar for packaging and labeling. Here we count down to the top 6 topics trending in...

A process for answering one of the most difficult questions in testing. By Brandon Muhlestein and Pal Khangaldy “How many packaging samples should I test?” Every medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturer has asked this question at least once. It is traditionally one of the most difficult questions to answer since there is no clear guidance...

A pharmaceutical company marketing an anticoagulant product has reached an agreement with Biocorp to integrate the NewGuard safety device into its prefilled syringes, Biocorp reports in a news release. NewGuard is a RNS (rigid needle shield) system equipped with a passive safety system that is compatible with various prefilled syringes, Biocorp...

Interest in authentication solutions continues to grow, thanks in part to regulations. “As regulations continue to be created and enforced to ensure patient safety by requiring authentication in the supply chain, we will see more demand for these types of solutions,” reports Sherry Washburn, Videojet Business Unit Manager. To provide a...

FDA has approved the new drug application for Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole tablets with sensor) to track drug ingestion. Abilify MyCite was approved for treatment of schizophrenia, acute treatment of manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder, maintenance treatment of bipolar I disorder, and adjunctive treatment of major depressive...

To help engineers determine whether their products or packaging could be affected by light, DDL Inc. has added photostability testing at its Eden Prairie, MN, lab. The testing can simulate any lighting that a product or package may experience, such as sunlight or fluorescent light. Pharmaceutical and cosmetics are the two big market segments for...

As cost pressures continue to mount in the healthcare industry, medical device manufacturers are looking to reduce their costs to produce, explains Brian Whalen, director of sales & marketing for CleanCut Technologies. To help MDMs minimize packaging costs, CleanCut Technologies is launching the “Vault” packaging system as a protective yet...

Medical device regulations are changing around the world, and many of the new expectations will impact packaging, say experts. Many of the changes encourage the development of packages that help end-users ensure the safe use of sterile medical devices. “In the last two years, we have seen a number of new regulations emerging,” explained Thierry...