Almac Group, the global contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing organisation, has announced that it has expanded its US commercial packaging capabilities at its Audubon, PA facility.
Addressing increased client demand of developing and bringing more advanced medicines and niche orphan drugs to market, Almac Pharma Services has enhanced its offering by adding bespoke technology for the specialised packaging of complex kit assembly for medical devices, combination products and biologic packs.
The innovative semi-automated packaging system (SAPS) was tailor designed, built and installed by Almac’s in-house engineering team providing a best-in-class packaging solution for medical device kits and parenteral delivery forms.
The SAPS line provides a streamlined and efficient semi-automated process for the packaging of complex medical kit components and can process both standard and custom syringes, as well as auto-injector pens and any other medical devices. The highly customisable technology can operate to various scales, allowing for a variety of pack formats from sample kits to marketing packs in addition to multi-product dosage packaging.
Ensuring quality is guaranteed throughout the process, the specialised packaging line has multiple state of the art vision systems providing 100% automated verification and rejection of all components, ensuring variable data correctness, full colour recognition and medical kit completeness.
Graeme McBurney, President and Managing Director of Almac Pharma Services commented “Almac continues to invest in, and expand upon, our US commercial packaging capabilities. The introduction of this specialised technology not only enhances our existing US commercial labelling and packaging capabilities, but provides an efficient and cost effective semi-automated packaging solution to meet the evolving packaging needs of our client partners.”