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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.

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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Sonoco Thermosafe: Blood transport container
June 26, 2015 | Materials Product Brief

Sonoco ThermoSafe: Blood transport container

Via Blood Transporter protects blood products during transportation and storage.
SPEEDS TO 400 CPM.
June 22, 2015 | Machine Case Study

Filling operations earn Facility of the Year Award

Boehringer Ingelheim sets new benchmark in biopharmaceutical production with filling and isolator equipment.
Werum IT Solutions: MES software.
May 29, 2015 | Product Brief

Werum IT Solutions: MES software

A new integrated MES/HMI application is available for enhanced shop floor usability.
May 27, 2015 | News

Unleashing a 'robotic pill'

Novartis looks to create a new way to deliver injection-only biologics.
May 20, 2015 | News

More approved biosimilars are good for public health, says FDA

During the past several weeks, the FDA has issued four new guidances having to do with biosimilars.
This is a stock image of a medical laboratory facility.
May 18, 2015 | News

Investigative report shines light on medical laboratory errors

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story cites improperly labeled samples, lack of maintenance on test equipment, and improper refrigeration techniques among the reasons behind incorrect test results that put patients at risk.
May 6, 2015 | News

Court halts sale of first FDA-approved biosimilar

The sale of Sandoz's biosimilar version of Amgen Inc,'s drug Neupogen is on hold.
Severe weather and biological products
May 4, 2015 | Primer

Severe weather and biological products

CBER offers information on how to handle temperature-sensitive biologics in power outages or floods.
Administering measles vaccine with a microneedle patch. Photo credit:  Gary Meek, Georgia Tech
April 30, 2015 | News

Could microneedle patch for measles be a ‘game changer’?

A new microneedle patch being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases.

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