Pharma and medical packaging technologies on display

Daphne Allen in Pharmaceutical Packaging on October 24, 2016

Pharmaceutical and medical packaging solutions will be on display at Pack Expo International 2016 and the co-located Pharma Expo, a joint venture with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), at McCormick Place in Chicago November 6–9. The event is produced by PMMI, The Association for Processing and Packaging Technologies. 

Twenty-seven associations are partnering with Pack Expo and four with Pharma Expo, along with 11 International Pavilion Organizers. One partner, the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC), will highlight the latest technical advancements in patient adherence packaging designs and materials. HCPC’s Compliance Package of the Year program winners will be included in the Showcase of Packaging Innovations, sponsored by Dow and featuring winning packages from a number of competitions.

In addition, ISPE will host a dedicated conference program at Pharma Expo on manufacturing operations, compliance trends, and pharmaceutical packaging. 

Several exhibitors will display the latest technologies in pharmaceutical and medical device packaging. For instance, NJM Packaging will be showing the new Dara Moduline Model NFL, a Nest Filling Line inside an isolator (shown above). The new system integrates Dara’s aseptic fill-and-finish system with Getinge La Calhene’s isolator technology for a Class 100 cleanroom environment when operating the system in a Class 100,000 cleanroom. By designing the top plate of the filler into the isolator and manufacturing them simultaneously rather than sequentially, Dara speeds delivery and reduces capital costs. According to NJM, Moduline is a family of compact and modular solutions for filling liquids and powders into vials, syringes, and cartridges at speeds of up to 100 units per minute in a footprint only 1150 mm (45 in.) wide and 3200 mm (126 in.) long. It doses volumes from 0.1 to 100 ml for liquids and from 2 to 1500 mg for powders while maintaining an accuracy of +/- 0.5%. Suited for small-scale clinical trials and mass production of a wide range of pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals including lyophilized products, Moduline ensures the safety of both product and people during the filling process. The Model NFL combines a decontamination module, which accommodates nests or trays of prepackaged ready-to-use (RTU) vials, with a vial filling/stoppering/capping module. NJM Packaging, www.njmpackaging.com.

Visit Booth # S-3805 and W-703

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