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05Jun

Ginolis Pixie brings high speed optical quality inspection to Medtech industry

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Oulu, Finland – Ginolis, an innovative provider of assembly automation, liquid handling and quality inspection solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of Pixie, a standard system for automated optical quality inspection.

05Jun

Visit IPT’s stand G3 at the National Life Sciences & Engineering Expo, Mullingar, 28 and 29 June

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Meet our team and learn about our full range of packaging, packaging inspection, micro automation and serialisation equipment.

Register now for your complimentary entry pass here.

01May

IPT/APP announces new distribution partnership with Ginolis

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Image: Ginolis CEO Teijo Fabritius (left) and Managing Director of IPT/APP Jack Daly (right).

In April, IPT/APP announced a new distribution partnership with Ginolis. Ginolis provides innovative automated solutions for the manufacture and processing of microcomponents for medical device and diagnostic products.

Under the terms of the agreement, IPT/APP will market, sell and support Ginolis’ entire portfolio of assembly automation, liquid handling and quality inspection solutions across the UK and Ireland.

28Sep

Holes in Packaging Compromise Sterility of Ecolab Klerpack Syringes

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The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency issued a warning that sterility may be compromised in Ecolab’s Klerpack BD syringe multi-pack due to small holes in the packaging.
 
If holes are present, there is a risk that the syringe may no longer be sterile. The holes cannot be detected visually, and there is a high likelihood of syringe packaging being compromised, Ecolab said.
 
31Aug

VeriPac Vacuum Decay technology is referenced in new USP 1207 Chapter on Package Integrity Testing

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VeriPac inspection systems are deterministic test methods for package integrity testing that produce reliable and robust quantitative test data.  VeriPac systems can be easily integrated into the packaging process to improve quality, reduce waste, and provide operators with a clearer understanding of package quality.
 
08Aug

PCE and Tracelink in live serialisation demo

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At a recent Track & Trace event at PCE headquarters in Zwingenberg, PCE and Tracelink demonstrated the capability of the PCE Site Manager Software to download serial numbers from the cloud, run them through a PCE XMV Datamatrix station and subsequently upload the completed report to Tracelink. A number of customers attended from Germany, the UK and Spain.

08Aug

Delivering on Serialisation

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The European parliament finally published the delegated acts in February of this year, allowing producers 3 years to become compliant with the regulations. The addition of a unique code on the carton coupled with an anti-tamper device on the carton itself is a positive move by European Authorities to protect the consumer from counterfeit products entering the supply chain. The law states that the regulation will now enter into force on February 9, 2019.
08Mar

Introducing The Sencorp 12-APS And The 12-APM Sealing Systems For Medical Pouches

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We’re only a few weeks into the new year and already I have a great feeling about what lies ahead. SencorpWhite is continuing its solid tradition of mixing old-fashioned customer service and know-how with cutting-edge solutions to keep our customers a step ahead of their competition. And to prove it, next month we’ll be at the 2016 Medical Design & Manufacturing West Expo in Anaheim to introduce not one, but two, brand new sealing systems for medical packages.

08Mar

McKesson Communicates Serialization & Aggregation Expectations to Suppliers

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In a letter this week to its suppliers, McKesson—the largest pharmaceutical distributor in the United States—addressed their expectations relating to Title II of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The company’s position is clear: manufacturers and suppliers will be required to serialize materials using GS1 standards, namely: aggregating product from item level to pack/bundle (if applicable); pack/bundle to case level, and case level to pallet level (using the GTIN and SSCC label formats).
09Dec

ASYS honours APP Electronics as “Distributor of the Year 2015”

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The ASYS Group honors European distributor APP Electronics with the “Distributor of the Year 2015” award for outstanding achievements.

Praise for outstanding achievements

03Dec

Pfizer-Allergan Merger Valued at $160 Billion

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Pfizer and Allergan announced on Nov. 23, 2015 a merger of the two pharmaceutical giants valued at $160 billion that will establish the combined companies as the world’s largest drug maker, move Pfizer’s principal executive offices to Ireland.

Global operational headquarters will be located in New York. Both companies are large customers of Mettler Toledo PCE where the PCE Track & Trace solution is the preferred option for their Track & Trace requirements. 

03Dec

PT/APP Serialisation Technology Day in Bromsgrove on Nov 25th

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Our Serialisation Technology day in the Birmingham office was very well attended. Over 60 people from the Pharmaceutical Packaging sector listened to presentations from PCE , Tracelink, Domino, GS1, ESP and Be4War. In our Demo room we had a series of practical demonstrations on a PCE Track and Trace line where we demonstrated carton serialisation and case aggregation.


While the day was primarily focussed on Track and Trace, it also allowed us to introduce ASYS and PTI, who also offer solutions in the Pharma Packaging and Test area.