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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.

April 14, 2015 | News

Biosimilar naming system comes under fire

Industry groups, drug companies criticize proposals citing usability issues.
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Winpak: Cold Form laminate
April 8, 2015 | Materials Product Brief

Winpak: Cold Form laminate

Designed for sensitive, hygroscopic pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products.
This photo shows Catalent's three vial sizes as a family. Jim Butschli| Editor
March 18, 2015 | Feature Article

Breaking the glass barrier in aseptic filling of parenterals

Advanced ADVASEPT™ technology eliminates glass particulates, surface delamination, reduces foreign particulates, breakage, and container weight for transportation and disposal.
Shown here is is a schematic of Cryoport's liquid nitrogen dry vapor shipper.
February 24, 2015 | News

Sanaria uses logistics partnership to support Malaria vaccines

Biotech firm works with Cryoport to develop a robust distribution and delivery systems network to help children in Africa most at risk of the disease.
West Pharmaceutical Services: Vial seals
February 18, 2015 | Materials Product Brief

West Pharmaceutical Services: Vial seals

Sterile, ready-to-use drug vial seals help pharmaceutical manufacturers ensure drug safety.
February 9, 2015 | News

Pfizer to acquire Hospira

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals in several jurisdictions and approval of Hospira's shareholders, and is expected to close in the second half of 2015.
Werum IT Solutions: Software
February 5, 2015 | Controls Product Brief

Werum IT Solutions: Software

The PAS-X V3.1.7 software’s user guidance concept and improved device-specific design provide easy operation.
3M Drug Delivery Systems: Microneedles
January 30, 2015 | Materials Product Brief

3M Drug Delivery Systems: Microneedles

hMTS is a hollow microneedle device available for clinical trials.
Flexible packaging company Vonco encourages medical laboratories to seek independent testing to encourage compliance.
January 28, 2015 | Column/Opinion

Are biohazard pressure bags meeting federal regulations?

Flexible packaging company encourages medical labs to seek independent testing to ensure compliance.
January 27, 2015 | News

'Biosimilar' legislation proposed in Colorado

Bill would allow pharmacists to substitute generic biotech drugs for brand-name biologicals if patient's doctor has access to the information.

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