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Combination products packaging

Articles discuss trends and issues related to packaging combination products, which may combine pharmaceuticals and medical devices, medical devices and biologics, biologics and pharmaceuticals, or various combinations of these, as well as kit packaging. Some examples may include the packaging of stents, vaccines, and two or more regulated products that are combined to produce a single dose or unit.

Global enteral feeding devices market expected to reach $USD 3.1 billion in 2019
March 28, 2014 | News

Global enteral feeding devices market expected to reach $USD 3.1 billion in 2019

Research details growth drivers, global markets, and how patient needs require feeding tubes, pumps, and other enteral devices.
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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.
HealthPack 2014 in Albuquerque included a number of exhbitor booths.
March 12, 2014 | News

Are medical device manufacturers overwhelmed with standards?

Medical device standards and regulations generate discussion at HealthPack 2014’s opening day.
Aptar Pharma: Injection delivery system
February 19, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Aptar Pharma: Injection delivery system

Pro-Ject® auto-injector offers convenience and improves compliance.
Liventa Bioscience now produces human collagen membrane sheets for orthopedic uses.
February 7, 2014 | News

Dry vapor shippers help Liventa Bioscience deliver cell-based biologics

Strategic alliance with Cryoport for portable cold chain logistics allows longer shelf life for live tissue cells.
Sonoco ThermoSafe: CRT prequalified shippers
January 27, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Sonoco ThermoSafe: CRT prequalified shippers

New insulated shippers ensure 15° to 25°C protection for pharmaceuticals and other high-value biologics for a minimum of two days.
Dr. Michael Drues, Vascular Sciences
January 27, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Printing medical devices at home is just the beginning: Part II

Is it time for a new business model for medical devices? And where does packaging fit into advanced 3D printing technology?
Regulatory issues represented the primary challenge for combination product makers, closely followed by processing and manufacturing, and then fill/finish and packaging. These details provide keen insight into manufacturer needs, particularly for consultants and suppliers involved in these topical areas.
January 23, 2014 | News

Regulatory burdens weigh on combination product manufacturers

Regulatory matters, processing and manufacturing, as well as fill/finish and packaging rank as the most challenging areas for makers of combination products.
EMA Pharmaceuticals: Clean-certified caps
December 10, 2013 | Materials Product Brief

EMA Pharmaceuticals: Clean-certified caps

Specifically processed caps ensure controlled low content of bioburden before sterilization.
Instruments and consumables used for IVD [In Vitro Diagnostics] testing represent a $51.3 billion market in 2013, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) forecast of 7.2% between 2012 and 2017.
December 3, 2013 | News

In vitro diagnostics market shows global growth

Instruments and consumables used for IVD [In Vitro Diagnostics] testing represent a $51.3 billion market in 2013, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) forecast of 7.2% between 2012 and 2017.

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