• The New Normal For Packaging: Post-Pandemic Edition

    The Covid-19 pandemic has brought changes in every aspect of life as we knew it. This includes how we view, buy and use products and by association, the packaging that encases these products. Today, consumers’ expectations and preferences are heavily dependent on the impact of this global crisis. With emerging variants and new health advisories on a daily, buyers expect rapid changes from the market to accommodate the crucial needs of the general public.

    A few areas of packaging and packaging design that have needed to keep pace with changing scenario are:

  • Covid vaccine packaging group doubles Waterford staff

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    West specialises in packaging for injectible drugs. That includes stoppers for vials of Covid-19 vaccines. The company says it is involved with more than 90 per cent of the companies that have Covid-19 vaccines or vaccine candidates in phase-three trials.

    That has seen the US group scale up operations and working schedules at the Waterford plant that it opened in 2018 in response to a surge in customer demand as a result of the pandemic. The plant normally specialises in packaging for insulin for use in pen injectors but it also works on the company’s range of stoppers that are used in Covid vaccine vials, among other things.

    The Waterford factory, which has now doubled staff numbers to about 260, will supply millions of rubber vial stoppers to more than a dozen global customers that can be used to package more than a billion vaccine doses in multi-dose vials.

    Sensitive molecules

    “We are committed to doing our part to provide for the large-scale manufacture of high-quality components required to serve customer needs for the delivery of a safe, effective Covid-19 vaccine,” said Don O’Callaghan, West’s vice-president of European Operations.

    “This has resulted in growing our global workforce, expanding facility and equipment resources and shifting to 24-7 operating schedules at several sites to address the demand for components associated with Covid-19.”

    Mr O’Callaghan said West’s NovaPure premium stoppers, as well as polymer-coated stoppers, meet the industry standards for packaging sensitive molecules.

    Apart from its work with Covid vaccine developers, West has also been involved in supplying packaging components for medicines used to treat Covid-19, as well as critical components that are included in some of the testing kits used to detect the virus.

    The additional jobs mean West now employs 900 people in Ireland. It has a contract manufacturing business in Dublin.

    West invested upwards of $125 million in the Waterford facility, which is on a 44-acre site that allows for future expansion.

  • 360 and India PDA Joint Conference on Supply Chain Security in India

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    FINAL Agenda for Rx-360/PDA India Virtual Conference:

    Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Security and Patient Safety

     

    Attached below is the link for the session. Request you to be part of this session. 

    http://www.cvent.com/events/supply-chain-security-and-patient-safety-in-india-covid-19-and-beyond/event-summary-7542d14045ce42e0b8fc5ecc8fd44ddf.aspx.

     

     

    Day 1: October 13

     

    Topic

    Time (IST)

    Presenter

    Note

    Welcome from Rx-360

    3:00pm

    Jim Fries

    Live

    Welcome from PDA India

    3:15pm

    TBD

    Live

    Keynote Presentation: Healthcare Supply Chain, Pandemic Planning and a New Model  

    3:30pm

    Rob Handfield, PhD

    North Carolina State University

    Pre-Recorded: Professor of Supply Chain Management and Supply Chain Resource Cooperative

    Supply Chain Security and India: View from a Manufacturer

    4:30pm

    Aaron Graham

    (Boehringer Ingelheim)

    Pre-Recorded

    India Regulatory Initiatives

    5:15pm

    Mr. John Athayde, Head Quality Piramal India

    Live

    Quality Culture in the India Pharmaceutical Industry

    6:00pm

    Ran Bahadur Singh (GSK)

    Live

    Aspects of Culture in the Parenteral Manufacturing Domain

    7:00pm

    Dr. Sanjay Kumar Jain,
    President

    Amneal Pharmaceuticals India Operations

    Live

    Day One Close

    7:45pm

    Jim Fries or India PDA TBD

    Live

     

    Day 2: October 14

     

    Topic

    Time (IST)

    Presenter

    Note

    Welcome

    3:00pm

    India PDA TBD

    Live

    Pharmaceutical Materials: Auditing During and After COVID-19

    3:15pm

    Jim Fries Rx-360

    Live

    Remote Inspections in India

    4:15pm

    Vishal Sharma,

    President Elect

    PDA India Chapter

    Director- VIENNI TRAINING & CONSULTING LLP

    Live

    Human Rick Factors in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

    5:00pm

    Ran Bahadur Singh (GSK)

    Live

    Recent Trends in Regulatory Compliance and India Perspective

    6:00pm

    John Athayde

     (Piramal Enterprises)

    Live

    Utilizing the APEC Toolkit for Supply Chain Security

    6:45pm

    Reggie Jackson (Pfizer)

    Live

    Serialized Product Traceability – Industry’s Next Sea Change

    7:30pm

    Nikkhil Vinnakota and Calvin Chen from Amgen

    Live

    Conference Closing Remarks

    8:15pm

    Jim Fries Rx-360 and India PDA TBD

    Live

  • 360 and India PDA Joint Conference on Supply Chain Security in India

    PDA India Chapter in collaboration with RX360 is conducting a 2 days webinar on 13th and 14th of October 2020 on Supply Chain Security & Patient Safety in India:COVID-19 & Beyond . 

    We have a pool of speakers to discuss about Indian Regulatory initiatives , Quality culture of the Indian Pharmaceutical industry and remote inspection to name a few. 

    A picture containing drawing

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    FINAL Agenda for Rx-360/PDA India Virtual Conference:

    Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Security and Patient Safety

     

    Day 1: October 13

     

    Topic

    Time (IST)

    Presenter

    Note

    Welcome from Rx-360

    3:00pm

    Jim Fries

    Live

    Welcome from PDA India

    3:15pm

    TBD

    Live

    Keynote Presentation: Healthcare Supply Chain, Pandemic Planning and a New Model  

    3:30pm

    Rob Handfield, PhD

    North Carolina State University

    Pre-Recorded: Professor of Supply Chain Management and Supply Chain Resource Cooperative

    Supply Chain Security and India: View from a Manufacturer

    4:30pm

    Aaron Graham

    (Boehringer Ingelheim)

    Pre-Recorded

    India Regulatory Initiatives

    5:15pm

    Mr. John Athayde, Head Quality Piramal India

    Live

    Quality Culture in the India Pharmaceutical Industry

    6:00pm

    Ran Bahadur Singh (GSK)

    Live

    Aspects of Culture in the Parenteral Manufacturing Domain

    7:00pm

    Dr. Sanjay Kumar Jain,
    President

    Amneal Pharmaceuticals India Operations

    Live

    Day One Close

    7:45pm

    Jim Fries or India PDA TBD

    Live

     

    Day 2: October 14

     

    Topic

    Time (IST)

    Presenter

    Note

    Welcome

    3:00pm

    India PDA TBD

    Live

    Pharmaceutical Materials: Auditing During and After COVID-19

    3:15pm

    Jim Fries Rx-360

    Live

    Remote Inspections in India

    4:15pm

    Vishal Sharma,

    President Elect

    PDA India Chapter

    Director- VIENNI TRAINING & CONSULTING LLP

    Live

    Human Rick Factors in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

    5:00pm

    Ran Bahadur Singh (GSK)

    Live

    Recent Trends in Regulatory Compliance and India Perspective

    6:00pm

    John Athayde

     (Piramal Enterprises)

    Live

    Utilizing the APEC Toolkit for Supply Chain Security

    6:45pm

    Reggie Jackson (Pfizer)

    Live

    Serialized Product Traceability – Industry’s Next Sea Change

    7:30pm

    Nikkhil Vinnakota and Calvin Chen from Amgen

    Live

    Conference Closing Remarks

    8:15pm

    Jim Fries Rx-360 and India PDA TBD

    Live

     

  • METE PLASTİK HELPS FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS BY PRODUCING FACE SHIELDS AGAINST COVID 19

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    We as METE PLASTIC INDUSTRY AND CO.INC. give most of the face shields that we produce to those healthcare professionals as a gift What we do is not enough for our healthcare professionals who present self sacrifice on these difficult days.