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Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

In informational events, a variety of strategies for performing serialization was presented. The result: there is no silver bullet. In a current opinion overview, a number of industry experts provided information on selected issues. Christophe Devins, the founder and CEO of Adents, a French software ...

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Anti-counterfeit packaging

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

In developing countries, tablets are frequently sold without secondary packaging. And as counterfeit products of every description can be detrimental to health, clearly identifi able, distinctive primary packaging is particularly important.

The Hueck site of Constantia Flexibles is said to be the ...

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Desitin introduces PAS-X Track & Trace

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

Desitin Arzneimittel is implementing PAS-X Track & Trace from Werum IT Solutions, as a serialization and aggregation solution at its plant in Hamburg, Germany. The company is a regional, mid-sized pharmaceutical manufacturer with leading positions in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric ...

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Seamless infrastructure

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

Single-use solutions in the pharmaceutical industry demand fl exible and agile plug-and-play process-control architectures that offer rapid re-confi gurability and re-programmability. They must also offer robust data capabilities to address industry-mandated track and trace and serialisation demands ...

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Pfizer well prepared for EU system

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

Is Pfizer pursuing a company-wide serialization solution at its global sites, or are you relying on site solutions? Udo Graemer: Pfizer has a company- wide solution for handling data. The different serialization systems of the sites are linked to this global system. What progress has Pfizer made at ...

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Tamper-evident labelling modules

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

At this year's Achema trade show in Frankfurt, labelling expert Herma will exhibit three new tamper-evident modules, showcasing how mechanical engineers can effi ciently equip their packaging plants while simultaneously processing large quantities. The exhibit will include three different modules: ...

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A turnkey solution for combi-kits

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

The pharmaceutical company employs around 3,300 people globally and invests around ten percent of its turnover in researching medical products each year. The products are mainly used for diagnostic purposes in ultrasound, CT and MRI scans. The combi-kit, which is now being compiled and packaged on ...

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Reliable ampule filling

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

Processes in the pharmaceutical industry need to meet stringent requirements and fulfi ll international standards such as the cGMP and FDA guidelines in order to guarantee a consistently high level of product quality and to ensure patient safety. The company Toffl on based in Shanghai, China, has ...

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Serialization and product control

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

At Achema 2018, scanware electronic presents a wide range of optical inspection and track & trace solutions for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food industry. At the booth, visitors will get an overview on the topics of serialization and data security and can test current solutions at live ...

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Less than a year to implement serialization

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

According to an estimate of the EMVO (European Medicines Verifi cation Organization), 2,500 companies must be integrated into the hub across Europe, in addition to several thousands of wholesalers and pharmacies. About 10.5 billion packs of prescription medications will be affected by the ...

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Vial and bottle labelling

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

LSS Labelling Systems Scandinavia, a subsidiary of German Logopak, offers user-friendly and effi cient solutions to meet the challenging demands of the pharmaceutical industry. At this year's Achema, the labelling expert presents its machines for tamper evident labelling and for vial and bottle ...

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New blister line

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

Co-exhibitors at the stand are the Uhlmann Group companies Koch, Cremer, and Visiotec. A main attraction will be the presentation of a new member of the BEC family. "We want to offer the right blister line for every need and every budget. We are a decisive step closer to this goal with the new BEC," ...

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Smart move into Virtual Reality

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

When a new machine assembly started at Optima Pharma, the operators already had started their training in the neighboring Virtual Reality Center in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. The training sessions where supported by virtual reality technology, tailored to the specifi c requirements of the new ...

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Dear Readers,

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

We have come a long way in our knowledge of the animate and inanimate aspects of nature. Yet we are only just starting to discuss how things might continue on our planet with a fast-growing population. One thing is clear: The only way to overcome the challenges of the future is to rely on highly ...

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Containment in process engineering

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

Containment means protecting the operator from the product and also protecting the product from the operator," said Thomas Weingartner, CEO of Lugaia Germany, describing the central issue. Containment (at least in the pharmaceutical industry) is nothing new. It is actually a trend that has been ...

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Bridge from shop floor to IT

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

Whereas automation is chronologically deterministic, timed, and procedural, processing IT refl ects an object-oriented, asynchronous, and service-oriented environment without a defi ned "quality of service" for communication infrastructures. A counterbalancing, intermediary architecture is required ...

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Injection vials for parenteral drugs

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

Injection vials set the benchmark for primary packaging for parenteral drugs. The company Gerresheimer, based in Duesseldorf, Germany, produces them in all sizes. They are said to comply with the relevant international standards and the pharmacopeias. The major benefi t of the latest advance is the ...

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Integrated, systematic process solution

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

Theegarten-Pactec, Germany, offers its customers complete system solutions for initial packaging. The machine manufacturer has currently developed a comprehensive system for compressing powder to tabs in the fi eld of food and non-food with subsequent primary packaging in flow packs. The machine ...

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Line competence for cough syrup

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

Hygiene and flexibility have been requirements in the pharmaceutical industry for a long time. Consequently, modern packaging equipment supports experienced pharmacists in new ways. At present, the Kwizda group employs a workforce of 1,200 and supplies all of Europe with its products. Popular ...

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Filling in series

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

In our pre-Achema 2018 interview, we have the good luck to speak with two managing directors at the same time. In Ilshofen, near Stuttgart, Germany, we met with Markus Ströbel, Managing Partner, and Dr. Hagen Gehringer, Managing Director.

VR: What are the challenges clients currently confront B+S ...

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