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Helping Keep Pharmaceuticals Safe: Metal Detection Overview And Guidelines
Using metal detection as a means of identifying foreign object contamination has been prevalent in the food industry for decades. Although metal detection has also been in use to identify the presence of ferrous, non-ferrous, or stainless-steel contaminants throughout the past 40 years in the pharmaceutical industry, it has not been widespread.
Meeting Technical Challenges In Desiccant Dispensing
Christopher Garrod knew he would need a desiccant in his sample bottles of Vimovo, but after speaking with his R&D team, Garrod, a senior engineer on the Packaging Process Execution Team for AstraZeneca, immediately realized it would present a unique challenge. Vimovo, a fixed-dose combination of enteric-coated naproxen and immediate release esomeprazole, is a highly moisture sensitive drug. The atmospheric exposure limits for the desiccant were a lot tighter than any product they had packaged before, presenting Garrod with his first challenge
Aseptic Blow-Fill-Seal: A Sustainable Process For Packaging Pharmaceutical Liquids
Aseptic blow-fill-seal systems for packaging pharmaceutical liquids incorporate materials and process that provide critical advantages for sustainable initiatives. By Chuck Reed
Four Reasons For The Rise In Blister Packaging
Blister packaging, not long ago considered a less significant segment of the North American pharmaceutical packaging industry, is now outpacing most other industry segments. In 2010, blister represented 17% of the global market and recorded $8.1B in revenue, according to Pharmaceutical Packaging Industry – 2011 Yearbook. GBI Research. By Paul Dupont, Director of Business Development North America, Ropack, Inc.
The Financial Advantages Of Purchasing Used Equipment And Investment Recovery Services
The loss of a patent for a branded drug product leads to opportunities for generic-biopharmaceutical manufacturers. Once a blockbuster drug reaches the end of its branded lifecycle, generic manufacturers will gear up to produce lower margin “copies. By Matt Hicks, COO
The Role Of Pharmaceutical Packaging Partners In Times Of Growth
4/12/2012The expanding global pharmaceutical industry projects a 4%-6% annual growth and forecasts that it will reach a value of $1T by 2014. By Paul Dupont
Process Train Containment In CMO Operations Case Study
Handling HP/C compounds requires highly specialized facilities and controls. As part of Pharmatek’s overall corporate safety program, they chose to integrate ILC Dover Flexible Containment Solutions into their HP/C facilities.
Avoid Product Overfill, Loss Of Profits, And Recalls With Product Inspection Systems
11/10/2011Control underfill and overfill, instantly analyze and measure moisture content, or detect contaminants in packaged, bulk, and piped food and in pharmaceuticals with Thermo Scientific product inspection products.
White Paper: For Potent Product, Reliable Resource Is Required
3/11/2010Probiotics, products that contain scientifically documented live microorganisms, are increasingly being used by consumers around the world. Market growth could potentially be significant, offering sizable opportunities to scientific-minded companies aware of the complexities of probiotics. By Ropack, Inc
DP Roller Technology: Why Roller Geometry Is Critical
Because of their poor physical properties, virtually all dry, powder-like raw materials can only be granulated by means of roller compaction with mechanical force without binding agent and with only slight thermal stress. Submitted by Alexanderwerk