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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.

August 25, 2015 | News

Australia approves first mAb biosimilar

The government estimates that increased use of biosimilar medicines will deliver $880 million in PBS savings over the next 5 years.
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Credo production line.
August 25, 2015 | Column/Opinion

Three primary cold chain packaging pain points and priorities

Along with preventing temperature excursions, three priority issues are regulatory compliance, reducing costs, and emerging markets.
August 20, 2015 | News

AbbVie wants biosimilar labeling to be modified

The company is again challenging the FDA's implementation of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act.
August 18, 2015 | News

What do doctors think of biosimilars?

The new survey included nearly 300 physicians, and the results are, interesting
Stick-pack production at Losan Pharma.
August 12, 2015 | Machine Case Study

Losan Pharma adds MES for solid dosage production

Contract manufacturer in Germany to interface Werum’s PAS-X MES. Once fully integrated, it will comprise a WMS and track and trace to address counterfeiting.
July 29, 2015 | News

Biosimilar sales hurt Merck's bottom line

The sales of this biologic dropped 25% after a less expensive version of it was introduced in Europe.
Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging.
July 29, 2015 | Column/Opinion

FDA: Tougher or more lenient?

The figures on their enforcement are interesting, but it’s not always clear what message they send.
Vetter: Syringe closure system
July 27, 2015 | Materials Product Brief

Vetter: Syringe closure system

Vetter-Ject is a new syringe closure system for highly sensitive compounds, such as biologics.
ZSpine Orthopaedics, LaMaster Medical tracking
July 10, 2015 | News

ZSpine Orthopaedics, LaMaster Medical using medical device tracking

Software helps track medical devices and biologics from manufacturer to patient.
Sofrigam: Temperature-controlled packaging
July 1, 2015 | Materials Product Brief

Sofrigam: Temperature-controlled packaging

Igloo allows patients to transport heat-sensitive medicines from pharmacy to home.

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