Specialty Pharma unveils a new liquid unit-dosing cup machine that offers new single doses

Specialty Pharma has introduced a new liquid unit-dosing cup machine that permits WES Pharma to offer a controlled substance in single dosages without relinquishing floorspace. Makers and administrative bodies are progressively taking a gander at the manner in which bundling assumes a job in appropriate dosing of controlled substances.

WES Pharma Inc., a Maryland-based forte pharmaceutical company, manufactures a controlled substance for oral measurement that was appropriated in 500 mL bottles. WES saw a need in the market to include single-use bundling for the low-thickness liquid item.

Rick Ferguson, Director of Manufacturing at WES said, “We were originally looking at our options and were planning to outsource the packaging of smaller dosages down to a quantity of 5 ml. We went to visit a contract packager where another product was being manufactured and decided that if a machine doesn’t take up much space, it would be ideal to bring packaging in-house.”

WES Pharma Inc. offers research, development, manufacturing and marketing of both OTC and prescription generic products in liquid and solid form. Floorspace and exactness were key decisive choices for WES when they looked for another bundling machine.

As Ferguson clarifies, “In light of the fact that this is single-unit bundling and not multi-portion units, the greatest test is exactness. There’s an administrative prerequisite that the heaviness of 10 holders needs to average out to 100% of objective. Ferguson chose the FD-Pharma™ Series II from Medical Packaging Inc. for its precision and minimal size.

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Intended for little pharmaceutical makers and CDMOs, the machine offers double head, fluid unit-portion cup bundling at paces up to 35 cups/min. All marked data is printed web based including both static data and variable information, for example, parcel and lapse dates. Cups are made out of high thickness polyethene (HDPE) with peelable sealant HDPE lidding.

The positive removal siphoning framework highlights two programmable straight drive stepper-controlled stations, each with 50 mL tempered steel syringes that are autoclavable. Estimating only 37 in L x 14 in W x 18 in H, the framework fits in well at WES’ office. “The machine is precise and simple to utilize,” notes Ferguson. “Change parts are restricted. With dispensable tubing, the main thing that I have to stress over cleaning or item committing is the syringes. They’re made of careful evaluation of 316 tempered steel. It’s a perfect circumstance for a low-support and simple to-clean unit.”

The machine is outfitted with the capacity to print barcoded or intelligible serialized marks at the unit-portion level. At WES Pharma, researches have not used this element yet since our most minimal saleable unit is a container. In any case, having a machine equipped for playing out the serialization on every individual cup might be a component they can use.

Since WES acquired the framework, Medical Packaging presented a second era of the machine with a kick the bucket slice alternative to trim the lidding. Execution of the FD-Pharma drove WES Pharma to buy a subsequent machine to twofold their yield, and the main machine was conveyed to include the kick the bucket cut component. With this new component, the machine works at paces up to 23 cups/min. The FD-Pharma Series II permitted WES Pharma to put up a new product for sale to the public that offers comfort for patients and social insurance suppliers.

Another basic advantage, Ferguson says, is the size of the machine, “Because it saves space, I can make room in the facility for other processes to run concurrently. Staff-wise and space-wise, it’s a low-maintenance piece of equipment, which offers considerable cost savings.”


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