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28Sep

Holes in Packaging Compromise Sterility of Ecolab Klerpack Syringes

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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.

03Dec

Pharmaceutical Serialisation  - The XS2MV-TE from PCE wins INDUSTRIEPREIS 2015

Awarded by the prestigious Huber Verlag für Neue Medien , the prize recognises excellence in German Industry.

In this case the panel recognised the unique combination of checkweigher, Tamper Evidence and serialisation offered Pharmaceutical manufacturers an advantage as they upgrade their Production lines to meet the needs of the'Falsified Medicines Directive' 20111/62/EU.

Also in 2015, PCE  released the XMV TE without the checkweigher and with a smaller footprint but with the same innovative design and incredible build Quality.

03Dec

Medical Device Packaging

Introducing SencorpWhite’s newest sealing system, CeraTek APM.  

A marriage of SencorpWhite’s proven sealing technology and automation integration expertise, CeraTek APM eliminates operator error, increases throughput, provides on-board track-and-trace intelligence, and reduces the need for valuable floor space by combining multiple operations into a compact system.  

It's completely modular and incorporates a seal Inspection system, Print & Apply station and more...