The pharmaceutical industry is changing at a rapid pace with a lot of trends and business relationships. This not only involves new medical developments, guidelines and corresponding equipment, but also the roles of all stakeholders. Uwe Harbauer, Senior Vice President of Bosch Packaging Technology’s Pharma Business Unit, shares his thoughts about the pharma marketing and relationships today.
Millmount Healthcare, a world-leading Health Products Regulatory Authorized Organization, specialize in pharmaceutical and healthcare blister and bottle/tub contract packaging. Millmount pride themselves on attention to detail and strict punctuality to fit stringent production requirements. Millmount found themselves in need of user-friendly, compact TQS solution capable of combining precise weighing with reliable serialisation of packaged products. The OCS Traceable Quality System represents a unique solution that combines all the future global Track & Trace requirements in one single system, intuitive and very easy to operate.
The medium-sized pharmaceuticals company Krewel Meuselbach GmbH manufactures top-quality, affordable pharmaceuticals at its Eitorf (North Rhine-Westphalia) and Gehren (Thuringia) sites in Germany, using state-of-the art technology.
Pharmaceutical producers naturally want to utilize their machine capacities to the fullest in day-to-day business. The key words read efficiency, reliability and flexibility – all in line with the highest safety and cGMP standards. Modern and flexible equipment plays a major role in achieving maximum uptime and high quality in all packaging processes. “We always bear in mind our customer’s demands when developing new equipment or designing tailor-made line concepts. This is why all our machines and components are based on a modular concept,” Ralph Pfister, area sales manager at Bosch Packaging Technology, underlines.
Specializing in sterile manufacturing, Excelvision, based in Annonay, France, provides contract manufacturing services for liquid eye drop plastic vials to numerous companies. However, to increase production and capitalize on additional contract manufacturing opportunities, Excelvision enlised Bosch Packaging Systems AG, based in Beringen, Switzerland, to install a fully automated packaging line. With significantly higher output capabilities, Excelvision expects to increase production by nearly five-fold. The new line also gives the company greater flexibility to meet the diverse requirements of its customers.
Falsified medicines are fake medicines that pass themselves off as real, authorized medicines. They may contain ineffective or incorrect doses of active ingredients and pose a major threat to public health and safety. As falsifications become more sophisticated, the risk of falsified medicines reaching patients in the EU increases every year. Not only do falsified medicines present an incalculable health risk for patients, they also damage the corporate image of pharmaceutical manufacturers and can lead to large financial losses.
The next milestone for manufacturers, November 27, 2017, is the date by which pharmaceutical manufacturers are required to print a unique product identification code on all Rx units of sale and homogenous cases distributed domestically.