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Biologics & Biopharmaceutical News & Products

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.

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.
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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.
PDA’s Berlin conference sheds light on manufacturing and logistics, serialization, and regulatory pressure for temperature contr
January 23, 2015 | Column/Opinion

Ensuring product integrity and visibility across the supply chain

PDA’s Berlin conference sheds light on manufacturing and logistics, serialization, and regulatory pressure for temperature control of warehouses and shipments.
Bausch Advanced Technology Group: IV bag filler
January 19, 2015 | Machine Product Brief

Bausch Advanced Technology Group: IV bag filler

A new IV bag filling and closing system produces 1,600 bags/hr.
January 19, 2015 | News

This FDA vote was personal

Committee member who recommended biosimilar had own experience with costly drugs.
Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Liaison, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
January 19, 2015 | Column/Opinion

Biologics and USP’s General Chapters on Container Closure Systems

Biologics present new challenges for packaging systems.
MEMSCap smart electronic medication packaging system tracks each time the medication bottle is opened.
January 16, 2015 | News

Adherence packaging battles HIV/AIDS in Africa, India

Designed to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and India, MEMSCap smart electronic medication packaging system tracks each time the medication bottle is opened.
Bioplan: Glass vial
January 13, 2015 | Materials Product Brief

Bioplan: Glass vial

Minidrip provides precise dosage for serums and essential oils.
January 12, 2015 | News

Hospira submits biologics application to FDA for proposed epoetin alfa biosimilar

News of their application comes less than a week after the FDA's Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee unanimously recommended the approval of Sandoz' biosimilar.

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