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Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, September/October 2015

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NEW PRODUCTS Packaging Resource Center The Latest in New Products 34•Pharmaceutical&MedicalPackagingNewsSeptember/October2015 Containment Technologies Booklet Label A multiple-page booklet label pres- ents product information on the exterior of folding cartons. The new solution, which the company states eliminates the need for phar- macists or consumers to first open a package before obtaining detailed product information, meets related requirements of the EU Falsified Medicines Directive 2011/62/EU. To eliminate the need for opening the package, the company worked with Edelmann, a supplier of fold- ing boxes, to combine a folding box with a booklet-label applied to the outside. With traditional packages, pharmacists typically can only read the package insert after destroying the seal, which is meant to form a barrier and serve as a first-opening indication. Among other measures, the EU directive requires a secu- rity seal for the outer or secondary packaging of medicines, in order to prevent risk of manipulations. The booklet-label adheres to fold- ing cartons and is easy to open and close again via a top layer of film that serves as a cover. The booklet label also is equipped with a secu- rity, color-shifting ink for integrated protection against counterfeiting. Schreiner MediPharm, www. Combined Carton and Insert A combined carton and insert is expected to reduce manufacturing costs by increasing line speeds and diminishing machine downtime. Each insert and carton is electronically scanned and inspected to confirm a match, and a window on each car- ton makes inserts visible for quality assurance inspection. The company ofers a full line of printed packaging components, including specialty labels, folded cartons, blister packaging, and printed literature such as inserts, outserts, and medication guides. It provides assistance from concept and design to production and warehousing. The company also ofers a 266-panel outsert, which allows for an expanded number of panels that yields a sig- nificant increase in copy space for necessary product information and instructions. Consequently, the need for a "twinsert," or piggybacked out- sert, is often eliminated. The 266- panel outserts are, on average, 20% thinner than traditional outserts, lead- ing to a sleeker product appearance and customer savings on production, storage, and shipping costs, the com- pany reports. These thinner outserts are easier to handle both manually and mechanically, and easily fit into exist- ing packaging solutions. Platinum Press, Medical spill and liquid containment solutions can be used in many health- care facilities to rapidly contain infec- tious waste. Packaged in premeasured and dissolvable pouches, SaniSorb helps to eliminate spills, splashes, and the threat of cross-contamination caused by the handling of liquid medical waste. By quickly congeal- ing biohazardous waste in suction canisters, the packets help to reduce operating room staf exposure during surgical procedures. According to the company, the packets are dropped into the suction canister, kick bucket, or other bio-fluid waste container and quickly immobilize the fluid. The company states that this action elimi- nates the need to tear open pouches or to pour the absorbent into the application as required by other products. This self-bursting technol- ogy adheres to requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Hazardous Materials Regulations regarding absorbent material use for stored and transported medical waste, the company states. SaniSorb is available in three pre-measured packet sizes (5 gram, 7.5 gram, and 15 gram) making it compatible for use with all size systems including negative-pressure wound care sys- tems, small suction canisters, and large canister units. Also ofered is the DriMop liquid absorber available in self-bursting pouches and laminat- ed sheets. The most common appli- cations for the use of DriMop liquid absorbers include medical shipping containers and bio-specimen trans- portation bags used for vials, test kits, and lab trays. Multisorb Technol- ogies,

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