News | January 30, 2013

Tapemark Expands Capabilities For Transdermal Patches

Tapemark is pleased to announce the addition of several new capabilities for transdermal patches, including the formulation, blending, and coating steps in the patch manufacturing process. Combined with Tapemark’s existing converting and packaging expertise, Tapemark now is a fully-integrated transdermal contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), from active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) to the finished transdermal patch.

Andy Rensink, president and chief operating officer of Tapemark, explained that upon its 60th anniversary, Tapemark recently invested heavily in expanding both its capabilities and its physical facilities in the realm of transdermals. “Responding to customer demand for full vertical integration, we’re adding formulation, blending, and coating to our existing superior converting and packaging capabilities. Now we’re a full-service provider in the transdermal space,” said Rensink.

In addition to a significant investment in new equipment and the facilities build-out currently in progress, the company is adding staff to support the new capabilities. Rensink explains, “The industry really has been searching for a full-service provider such as Tapemark. We anticipate strong growth for Tapemark and for the pharma industry, especially as generic drugs continue their push for market share in transdermal patches.”

About Tapemark
Tapemark is a full-service CDMO (contract development and manufacturing organization) providing web-based (flexible roll goods) manufacturing for Drug, Device, and Combination Products. With new capabilities in Formulation, Blending, and Coating, added to our existing superior Converting and Packaging expertise, Tapemark is now your fully-integrated transdermal CDMO of choice, from API to finished transdermal patch. Additional supported single-use drug delivery formats include oral and transmucosal soluble film, topical patches and pads, and Tapemark’s patented Snap! and Snapplicator unit-dose packaging for semi-solids.

Tapemark is cGMP-compliant, ISO 9001 and 13485 certified, and FDA registered as a Drug, Device, Food, Cosmetics, and Dietary Supplements contract manufacturer. In addition, Tapemark is DEA registered as a Schedule III – V Manufacturer of Controlled Substances. Supporting its expanding global reach, Tapemark’s quality system has been successfully audited by the European Union, Japan, Australia, and Korea, with CE mark certification. For more information, visit www.tapemark.com.

SOURCE: Tapemark