Maruho Hatsujyo Innovations (MHI) – the U.S. subsidiary of Osaka-based Maruho Co. Ltd, a leading Japanese dermatology pharmaceutical company with subsidiaries in Europe and the U.S. – has several pending equipment introductions planned for 2018. In addition to its flagship Eagle for medium-volume production, this year MHI will debut the Spirit (lab scale), Patriot (small production), and Denali (large- scale production).
• MHI’s signature Eagle is a compact balcony design, servo driven, high performance blister machine capable of producing up to 200 blisters/min at a format area of 90 x 130mm.
• The semi-automatic, multi-functional Spirit and Spirit-s blister machines are ideal for packaging development, small-scale production and material testing. A universal station performs forming, sealing and punching operations in consecutive steps.
• Ideal for producing small-lot orders with multiple products, the low-weight, highly mobile Patriot blister machine makes up to 50 blisters/min. Quality control options include missing tablet, low air pressure and defective blister detection.
• MHI’s highest-output blister machine, Denali is suited for medium-to-high batch sizes and offers quick, tool-free changeover. Denali can produce up to 600 blisters/min at a format area of 150 x 265mm.
Dr. Timothy Saarinen Joins MHI as Chief Operating Officer, Medical Packaging Machinery
MHI has named Dr. Timothy Saarinen as Chief Operating Officer of its Medical Packaging Machinery business. Dr. Saarinen is responsible for directing and overseeing operations, developing sales personnel and channels, and strengthening products, services, and technical resources. In addition to his breadth of packaging industry experience, Dr. Saarinen also is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt – a respected managerial distinction.
“Timothy brings a depth of experience that will help healthcare manufacturers and contract packagers appreciate the quality, precision and performance that Eagle offers, all in a compact footprint,” said Gregory Zaic, President and CEO of MHI. “He also will help spearhead the introduction of new equipment in 2018 and beyond, focusing on service and growth in the North American marketplace.”