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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75 Years of SoftGel Capsules

  In 1934, Robert Pauli Scherer invented a machine—a rotary die press—that could produce soft gelatin capsules to contain medications. His company, Gelatin Products Corp., became R.P. Scherer Corp. in 1947, and in 1998, was acquired by the organization that […]

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HCPC 2008 Compliance Packaging Winners Announced

The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC; Falls Church, VA) has selected the winners of its annual competition for innovative packaging that enhances patient compliance. They are: 2008 Compliance Package of the Year: Prempro Starter Kit by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals First Runner-Up: […]

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