Biologics

Quality control: Since glass vials are often filled with aggressive medicinal products, they are subjected to precise checks beforehand. (Photo: Schott PP/Jan Siefke)
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New pharmaceutical packages protect proteins and prevent counterfeiting

Biopharmaceuticals present challenges for packaging. Here’s a preview of some new technologies to watch for at interpack 2014.
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Transparency Market Research report says global prefilled syringe market to reach $4.98 Billion in 2019
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Global prefilled syringe market to reach $4.98 Billion in 2019

Transparency Market Research report says growth will be triggered by biologics and other potent injectable drugs, as well as technical advances in prefilled syringe manufacturing and packaging.
At the 11th Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum, some 80 companies had exhibits to showcase their products and technologies.
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Cold chain event embraces all links in the pharmaceutical supply chain

Cold Chain Global Forum acknowledges that all distribution and logistics stakeholders, from packaging suppliers to patients, must be involved in successful temperature management efforts.
In early July, Packaging Coordinators, Inc. changed signage at its Rockford, IL, facility to PCI, from the former AndersonBrecon.
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PCI invests in packaging's future

Drug delivery developments and pending serialization justify this contract packager's capital equipment, facility, and personnel investments.
This Uhlmann blister-packaging machine is one of the new machines in operation at PCI's Rockford, IL, facility.
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PCI invests in facilities, packaging equipment

Drug delivery developments and pending serialization requirements justify this contract packager’s capital equipment, facility, and personnel investments.
Laminar Chilltherm Cargo
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Laminar Medica Ltd.: Air cargo cold chain packaging systems

Next-generation range of bulk packaging systems introduced for temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals in aircraft cargo holds.
UPS package
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Five tips to ensuring product integrity in temperature-sensitive distribution

UPS points to risk management planning, limiting supply chain handoffs, and quality agreements among five vital tips for temperature-sensitive product packaging and distribution.
West's ConfiDose disposable auto-injector system
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Packaging trends for biologics

As the trend toward self-administration continues, the need for careful consideration of primary container design and interaction with biologics, devices, and the patient becomes more critical.
BioLogistics San Francisco
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Airfreight packaging must be approved by FAA

Tom Ferguson, senior technical consultant for the Council On Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles, addresses lithium battery risks related to packaging and shipping airfreight in this Q&A.
Biosimilars Thomson Reuters
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Report says U.S. lags behind other nations in biosimilars

Thomson Reuters report names Amgen, Sandoz, and Hospira as companies with greatest potential to dominate the early stages of biosimilar medications entering the U.S.

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