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New Jersey-based contract packager Reed-Lane completed its first new product launch on its recently installed Uhlmann Packaging Systems UPS4 MT blister line. The application involves Reckitt Benkiser’s Mucinex Allergy Tablets.
March 7, 2014 | Machine Case Study

Contract packager’s new machine helps launch new Mucinex blisters

Enhanced Uhlmann blister line features dedicated product feeder, vision system, and in-line cartoner for allergy tablets.
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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.
Packaging Coordinators, Inc. changed its signage recently at its Rockford, IL, location.
July 22, 2013 | Feature Article

PCI invests in Packaging's Future

Drug delivery developments and pending serialization requirements justify this contract packager’s capital equipment, facility, and personnel investments.
PCI invests in facilities, packaging equipment
July 19, 2013 | Video

PCI invests in facilities, packaging equipment

Justin Schroeder, Senior Director of Marketing and Development Services, Packaging Coordinators, Inc.
Newly-opened US commercial packaging facility
May 1, 2013 | Video

Newly-opened US commercial packaging facility

Customer demand encourages Almac to open a US commercial packaging facility for bottling, blistering, vial labeling, kitting and walleting.
Vetter filling line
April 8, 2013 | News

Vetter’s new commercial filling line validated and ready for cGMP filling

For prefilled syringes, line offers track-and-trace capability; first customer project underway.


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