Readying Packaging Lines for Data Management

Pharma industry packaging lines are long combinations of different machines to count pills, fill containers, apply labels, covers and caps, and wrap in secondary packaging—all, of course, in a regulated environment of cGMP practices. There are quality and validation checks […]

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Industry Feeds a Fever Over Cold Chain Regulation

The heightened concern over delivering flu vaccines, especially for the H1N1 virus created a dramatic backdrop to this year’s IQPC Cold Chain Distribution for Pharmaceuticals meeting (Philadelphia, Sept. 21-24). Vaccines—one of the larger-volume temperature-sensitive products of biopharma—will be headline news […]

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3M Drug Delivery Expands Inhaler Options

Claiming that more than half of all metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) deploy 3M technology, the St. Paul, MN, company is extending its product line with two new designs: the Taper and Conix Dry Powder Inhalers. The Taper unit (Fig. 1), recently […]

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