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Contract packager adds warehouse space; adds bottling line
July 14, 2014 | Machine Case Study

Contract packager adds warehouse space, bottling line

Reed-Lane expands warehouse capacity by 30% and adds new 48-slat bottling machine.
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June 17, 2014 | Machine Case Study

Sharp Packaging to gain 10-month ROI on tablet counter

A successful validation study leads to a pharmaceutical contract packager’s use of tablet counters on all its bottling lines and small-quantity bottle filling.
A seminar held during interpack by Optel and Domino emphasizes the urgency of developing a serialization strategy now, and addresses the challenges of implementation.
May 27, 2014 | Feature Article

When it comes to serialization, start now

A seminar held during interpack by Optel and Domino emphasizes the urgency of developing a serialization strategy now, and addresses the challenges of implementation.
Aesica, the global pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), has introduced serialization services and initiated commercial production of two anti-allergy product lines for the Chinese market at its Pianezza, Italy site, for a global, multinational client.
April 17, 2014 | News

Aesica’s serialization services serve Chinese market

Its Italian finished dose manufacturing and packaging site’s anti-allergy packaging lines actively monitor the integrity and authenticity of products.
HopeGel is shelf stable and packaged in a convenient stand-up pouch supplied by Glenroy, Inc.
April 16, 2014 | Package Case Study

HopeGel delivers nourishment to starving children in Haiti

Shelf stable stand-up pouch offers portability and convenience; donations accepted to help save children’s lives.
Almac adds low-volume Klöckner blister line to bridge gap between clinical and commercial co-pack operations.
February 25, 2014 | News

Almac adds blister line to co-pack operations

Almac adds low-volume Klöckner blister line to bridge gap between clinical and commercial co-pack operations.
January 10, 2014 | Feature Article

Case study: Contract packager builds its own serialization solution

CMO/CPOs faced with a global client base, obligations to meet multiple and varied country regulations, and the insane complexity of integrating with multiple customers would do well to heed the story of Almac Pharma Services.
Pharmatek offers primary packaging of tablets and capsules in HDPE bottles. The company supports secondary packaging, cold chain management, including storage and distribution, and stability testing. Complex labeling requirements, such as foreign language labels, blinding and booklet labeling.
October 21, 2013 | News

Pharmatek bottling line set to become operational

Automated line expands contract manufacturer’s packaging services, provides flexibility for small and large-volume clinical projects.
BCC Research projects the global market for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing, research, and packaging will ascend to nearly $374.8 billion by 2018, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.1%.
October 11, 2013 | News

Outsourcing seen as 'strategic competitive weapon' in pharmaceutical market

New report points to increasing price and cost pressures, regulatory changes, and patent expiries for 9.1% CAGR projection through 2018.
Figure 1. Manufacturer A is probably acting as a contract manufacturer/packager on behalf of the NDA holder, manufacturer B.
August 28, 2013 | Column/Opinion

Working with CMOs under California e-pedigree

For different products, manufacturers may fill the role of an exclusive distributor, a contract manufacturing organization, or a repackager. Each of these would be treated differently under the California law with respect to pedigree origination and updating.

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