Child-Resistant packing in Pharmaceuticals is kept aside, as most of the drugs packed in HDPE containers with CR Closure. But for few years many Innovator drug products are available in Child-Resistant design (Blister Pack) and most of them are patented or difficult to make generic due to various reasons such as Cost, Availability of supplier and manufacturing feasibility. There Packaging professional has to take a call on new design development or to use a certified pack design. But when coming to the level of protection (F Level) required for a specific drug is became a challenge, because getting Toxicology data is difficult to decide “F” Value.
Boots UK patients will start to receive their medicines in brown paper bags when they collect their prescriptions in store.
Parenteral packaging specialist Dividella will supply its high-speed NeoTOP 1604 modular packaging platform to help two COVID-19 vaccine partners achieve necessary scale in production.
Idvac ltd. has developed a novel process to use vacuum metallising techniques to deposit a thin layer of Polymer on flexible substrates such as Polyester and Fabric.
Covid-19 brought global supply chain to its knees. But what about the supply chain to fight the very pandemic? Collection of viral swab samples, diagnostic kits, and later, distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, all need a highly resilient and sustainable temperature-controlled supply chain. With over 70 % of 1.3 billion population still living in villages that are poorly connected to main stream transportation and are spread over a geography of 3.2 million square kilometres, temperature-controlled supply chain is a formidable challenge. Pluss Advanced Technologies, an Indian Innovator, ticks all checkboxes with their patented Phase Change Material (PCM) based temperature-controlled packaging- Celsure®, that is designed to provide over 120 hours of backup against the Indian extreme tropical climate without the risk of freezing the products.
To meet the regulated health care guidelines it is important for the pharma manufacturers and their packaging suppliers are aware of global standards and have the ability to verify their packaging and labelling as per globally specified standards. The methods for accurately assessing and analysing design, encodation and print quality of the barode symbols is vital to ensure smooth flow of the product along the supply chain. This ofcourse covers the family of GS1 symbologies both linear as well as 2D. The importance of a stand alone judge performing the task of barcode verification helps to identify, analyse and correct errors, in addition to keep a record of quality and compliance which is vital within the industry.
New trends the packaging industry is adopting to take on various functions (which vary from storage to branding) expected from the packaging of a product.
Amcor is leading the way in the multivitamin category with the development and launch of the segment’s first PET container made from 100% post-consumer recycled content (PCR) resin.
Packaging needs to be recognised by EU and national governments as an essential part of the continued flow of goods during the COVID-19 pandemic
The members of EUROPEN, the European Organisation for Packaging and the Environment, are doing their utmost to maintain the necessary supply of food and hygiene products as well as medicines to citizens throughout Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic. To guarantee the continued uninterrupted flow of (packaged) goods, the Commission needs to recognise packaging and its raw materials as essential and to open the designated priority lanes, the “green lanes” for their intra-EU transport.
Christian Helbig introduces a new 2.25 mL version of SCHOTT’s syriQ BioPure® prefillable syringes designed specifically for the biologics market and, developed in partnership with WL Gore, the world’s first silicone-free glass syringe system.
Dara Pharma has presented its new high-speed equipment for injectable vials. It is, the company has reported, a combination of filler and / or sealer, to work cylindrical vials in glass, plastic or metal, for the automatic conditioning of all types of liquid, semi-liquid or powder products, in the area sterile.
The 3-phase Activ-Polymer platform technology offers customized active packaging solutions designed to meet the drug developer’s specific formulation as well as provide a broad spectrum of drug-specific protection, including aroma emitting, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) scavenging, and anti-microbial scavenging, according to Aptar CSP.