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Get news on biopharmaceutical packaging and biologic logistics for large-molecule therapies including vaccines, therapeutic patches, cell therapy, blood and tissue products, and monoclonal anti-bodies. Biologics may be used for humans or animals in hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and home care applications. Articles also cover aseptic processing/packaging, clean rooms, isolators, and/or restricted access barrier systems, sterilization, biologics distribution and regulatory issues.

Update on findings in the FDA cold storage area on the NIH campus. This photo for illustrative purposes only.
July 17, 2014 | News

Update on findings in the FDA cold storage area on the NIH campus

'Well-packed' samples of biological agents believed to have been assembled between 1946 and 1964 were shipped to a Homeland Security Center for safeguarding.
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Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Liaison, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
July 7, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Suitability for use—the basis for plastic packaging standards

Trends such as the increased use of biologic and parenteral drugs in patient care and the expanded use of plastic packaging systems to hold and administer drug products are prompting manufacturers to understand the potential for plastic packaging systems to interact and impact product quality and safety.
GlobalData report says patent expirations of branded biologics and regulatory changes will help biosimilars gain market share from biologics.
June 12, 2014 | News

Biosimilars to erode biologics market beyond 2019

GlobalData report says patent expirations of branded biologics and regulatory changes will help biosimilars gain market share from biologics.
Global Healing, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing modern medical equipment and supplies to the developing world, announced that Minnesota Thermal Sciences (MTS), donated two Credo DURACUBE™ LT transportation containers for the safe delivery of blood products to rural Honduras.
June 2, 2014 | News

Hardshell shipper delivers blood products safely in Honduras

Credo DURACUBE LT mid-sized hardshell shipping container brings current technology to resource-constrained part of the world.
Vaisala: Carbon dioxide probe
May 22, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

Vaisala: Carbon dioxide probe

Carbocap measures and controls CO2 in incubators.
3M Drug Delivery Systems: Transdermal drug delivery
May 5, 2014 | Product Brief

3M Drug Delivery Systems: Transdermal drug delivery

For use in preclinical studies, the hollow micro-structured transdermal system is designed for dexterity-challenged patients.
Visionscan will help Pfizer, one of the world's leading biopharmaceutical companies, reduce inspection costs and drive up accuracy levels as compared to traditional test methods.
May 2, 2014 | Machine Case Study

Pfizer selects Visionscan as its global packaging inspection standard for blister packs

Nondestructive inspection devices trial successfully across multiple product materials, and from production sites worldwide.
ISPE announces Drug Shortages Prevention Plan that aims to guide the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry in establishing reliable, robust, and resilient supply chains that provide quality medicines to patients without interruption.
April 28, 2014 | News

ISPE announces Drug Shortages Prevention Plan

Plan aims to guide the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry in establishing reliable, robust, and resilient supply chains that provide quality medicines to patients without interruption.
Watson-Marlow: Brushless DC gear motor
April 7, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

Watson-Marlow: Brushless DC gear motor

DriveSure adaptable drive with fully integrated speed controller is for biopharmaceutical, medical device, and process analysis equipment.
Dr. Michael Drues is President of Grafton, MA-based Vascular Sciences, an education, training, and consulting company. He can be reached on Linkedin®, by phone at 508.887.9486, and by e-mail at mdrues@vascularsci.com
March 17, 2014 | Column/Opinion

10 questions for the future of medicine, circa 2024

The global healthcare community’s responses to these 10 questions could have a profound impact on the future of medicine—and its packaging.

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