On the 60th Anniversary of its debut, PACK EXPO International and the co-located Pharma EXPO served as the world’s largest and most comprehensive processing and packaging show in 2016.Largest show in history welcomes record number of exhibitors.
WSI Global, a manufacturer of finishing equipment for the carton converting, liquid packaging, and corrugated industries, announces the XpressPack automatic case packer, specially designed to run high volumes of medium-to-large size cartons in a single-layer, single-row configuration.Machine designed to run high volumes in a single-layer, single-row configuration.
A November 11thDenver Post article told of a revolutionary HIV test that comes on a USB drive. A team of scientists at the Imperial College London and DNA Electronics developed the disposable device that takes a drop of blood and measures the amount of the virus present before transmitting the information to a laptop or other device.New USB HIV detection device allows patients to monitor virus levels in blood themselves with 95% accuracy.
Polpharma refers to itself as the largest Polish pharmaceutical manufacturer and among the top 20 global generic drug makers, specializing in preparations used in cardiology, gastroenterology and neurology, with over-the-counter medications representing a major part of its product mix.
The company is implementing Werum’s PAS-X MES (Manufacturing Execution System) at its Starogard Gdański production plant in Poland. Polpharma manufactures a wide range of prescription drugs and pharmaceuticals for in-patient care.Manufacturing Execution System will support efficient operations in the production departments for parenteral and solid forms as well as in R&D.
The president-elect hasn’t taken office yet—predictions at this point are still highly speculative. But it is worth considering what potential changes may take place.
On today’s episode of Here & Now on NPR, Robin Young spoke briefly with Ed Silverman, a senior writer and Pharmalot columnist, about points to ponder with the soon-to-be administration:Speculations swirl about what the election results mean in terms of regulations and finance in pharmaceuticals and med devices.Tags: politicspresident
Packaging World published a piece on the new S.M.R.T. Bottle, an innovative pill dispensing solution that connects to any smartphone for tracking and monitoring. The system can be designed for any bottle and implemented in existing filling lines without changing the sealing the process.Amcor Rigid Plastics teams up with Confrérie Clinique to create the “electronic Pez dispenser” of drugs.
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) announced that it received FDA 510(k) clearance for the BD Vacutainer® Barricor™ plasma blood collection tube (BD Barricor). The next generation blood collection and separation technology is designed to improve sample quality, help clinicians receive test results faster, and ultimately improve patient care and clinical efficiency.A new BD plasma blood collection tube is now commercially available to improve laboratory efficiency.Tags: centrifugationlaboratoryblood collectionplasmaseparator
Lepel Corp., a global maker of induction cap sealing equipment and the world’s first self-cooled induction cap sealer, added extended range control as a standard feature to its model CS+200SS and CS+350SS Capsealers.
External range control ensures reliable seals by automatically adjusting sealing energy to compensate for line speed fluctuations. There are a total of 8 ranges.
The new external program mode will be selected from the menu in the user interface and will have the following features:For its model CS+200SS and CS+350SS cap sealers, the control ensures reliable seals by automatically adjusting sealing energy to compensate for line speed fluctuations.
Aimed at killing cancer cells, cytostatic drug medications used by the Independent Clinical Hospital in Wrocław, Poland must remain within a specific temperature range between the laboratory and transport within the care facility. Storage conditions are crucial to successfully transporting drugs or biological material, where even minor temperature variations can cause substances to deteriorate.NFC-enabled data loggers, isothermal containers help monitor and maintain temperature-sensitive drugs during transport for the Independent Clinical Hospital in Wrocław, Poland.
A recent New York Times piece referenced several studies that suggest supplements have little value. The passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act in 1994 allowed companies to bring supplements to market without submitting evidence that the actually work to the FDA. As long as the products are promoted as “supporting” health, they’re good to go.Over half the adult population takes one or more supplement, but do they actually do anything?
An industry leader in packaging for more than 80 years, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, redefined its by-laws, reaffirming its vision as the global resource for the processing and packaging supply chain. Updating membership by-laws positions PMMI to properly keep pace with an ever-evolving and growing marketplace through its inclusion of more industry contributors.Updated membership requirements mirror evolution of global manufacturing.
The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA, formerly HDMA) presented the results of its Pilot Study for Saleable Returns, which recommended two scenarios that would help pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors comply with requirements set forth by the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The recommendations were presented at HDA’s recent Traceability Seminar in Washington, D.C.Pilot Study for Saleable Returns recommends two scenarios to help with compliance. Meanwhile, majority of manufacturers say distributors will start to receive serialized products before the Nov. 27, 2017 DSCSA deadline.
A recent FiercePharma article discussed a massive Class III voluntary recall of Endo’s Gildess birth control. The recall began in September, but was only recently included in the FDA Enforcement Report. The tablets, a combination of norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol, were manufactured in Ontario by Patheon and recalled for being subpotent.Endo recalls 162 lots of subpotent birth control pills manufactured by Patheon.