The global pharmaceutical industry will reach nearly $1.2 trillion in sales by 2017, representing a growth rate of up to 6 percent per year, according to The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. To remain competitive in this growing market, pharmaceutical manufacturers are continually looking to evolve their operations to keep up with today’s trends, create greater efficiencies and comply with the newest regulations.
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Putting the Pedal to the Metal in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing - A Glance at Technologies to Accelerate ProductionJanuary 13, 2014 11:07 am | by Tom Egan, Vice President, Industry Services, PMMI | News | Comments
To remain competitive in the world’s busiest pharma market, manufacturers must increase their speed, running lines around-the-clock while continuing to adhere to stringent FDA regulations at the research and development, preclinical and clinical work phases. Advancements in equipment for material handling, process flow, automation, product inspection and form-fill-seal have enabled manufacturers to speed production like never before.
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, reports a groundswell of positive response to Pharma EXPO 2014, which debuts in Chicago, co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014 (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place). Pharma EXPO is a joint venture between PMMI, owner and producer of PACK EXPO International, and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).
PACK EXPO: The KBS-PL in-line pallet blister packaging machine for high volume production of face seal and trapped blister packs. The KBS-PL is the ideal solution for automated packaging for face seal and trapped blister packages. The modular design allows for extremely flexible forming and/or sealing process with the ability for future growth.
PACK EXPO: The wrap-around labeller 132 M for deployment in the pharmaceutical industry has a continuously rotating star wheel. As a result, the machine can process as many as 250 products a minute (optionally up to 350 pcs/min.). Short set-up times and easy format changes give main advantages to this system.
PACK EXPO: The labeling machines for pressure sensitive labels is used for the wrap-around labeling of syringes, vials, cartridges and bottles as well as bottom-up labeling directly or through transport pucks. The labeling machines transport items securely and without damage and label them from the roll exactly and identically.
PACK EXPO: The I2VS is the only system capable of in-line testing the quality of the aluminum seal in induction sealed pharmaceutical bottles.
PACK EXPO: Custom designed to meet user manufacturing requirements these systems use Delta's toolbox of proven process modules.
PACK EXPO: A completely automatic size changing system has been developed (ASC - Automatic Size Changing), an important technical achievement which means enormous advantages for the final user.
PACK EXPO: Filling machines for pharmaceutical primary packaging such as ampoules, cartridges, vials and syringes.
PACK EXPO: Closely entwined with ProducTrak Software is the serialized packaging data management (SPDM) application. At a glance the overall SPDM serialization solution — line and site — is made to manage data-flow through a series of work-flows and stored procedures. This solution is crucial to meet the needs of both line and site level serialization requirements.