White Papers

Complex issues prevalent in the Pharmaceutical Industry and their innovative solutions along with the ideology behind them are eloquently explained through our White Papers section. These are accessible to anyone and everyone who visits our portal.

Better ways to handle tablets using IBCs

Matcon – IDEX India
Still handling tablets in drums? It is common to find Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) being used for handling powders and granules in solid dosage manufacturing processes, from initial Dispensing through to Tablet Compression or Capsule Filling. The benefits of using IBCs for efficient and flexible materials handling at this stage…


Dividella AG
MedImmune wanted to respond to the voice of the customer who was requesting a new unit of sales – Single Unit Dose package. This new package format for a nasal administration live virus fl u vaccine must be stored at sub-zero temperatures (-25 deg C) and shipped at - 80…

Save on total cost of package

Dividella AG
Flu vaccines are a high volume commodity product, in which price, availability, and Time-to-Market are key factors for success. The entire production for the flu season takes place within a 3-4 month period. Production operates on 24/7 basis. In addition, vaccines are shipped and stored in a cold-chain. This requires…

Faster to market thanks to maximum flexibility

Dividella AG
The very best of technology which has proved itself over many decades, adapted to new packaging requirements – this was what the customer wanted. The NeoTOP 304 packaging machine from Dividella AG, which has just been fully upgraded, features greatly increased flexibility, to the customer’s delight.

Filling pharmaceuticals that are viscous or contain solids

ViscoTec Pumpen- u. Dosiertechnik GmbH
Independent of viscosity, shear-sensitive and high-precision Conventional filling technologies such as piston or peristaltic pumps reach their limits when filling small quantities of viscous, medical or pharmaceutical products – such as gels, ointments, hyaluronic acid and polymers – with precision. Solids and abrasive products are used to be effect in…

“…the past is certain, but we only work for the future”

OPTIMA pharma GmbH
The project which has spanned several years is not yet complete. But nonetheless, it is clear that new process knowledge has been won which will find use in future projects with Octapharma. Because it is to an extent a “learning” project, Mr. Dominique Sierakowski gives an interim report in an…

New combination: Tremendous format diversity plus sterilization tunnel

OPTIMA pharma GmbH
A European company that exclusively supplies veterinary medicine products operates a line from Optima Pharma equipped with a washer, sterilization tunnel, and filling and closing machine. The challenges of this project involved processing a very large format range all under aseptic conditions. Various system properties ensure cost-effectiveness and the high…

Inhaler Adherence, exploring key factors

Aptar Pharma
Aptar Pharma recently hosted an expert panel roundtable on “Inhaler Adherence*”. This international scientific forum was held in Paris, France on November 29th 2013. The roundtable was organized to explore and exchange views on the issues which may influence inhaler adherence/ compliance with a particular focus on asthma and C.O.P.D.…

Ekicart®: Clinical Case Study for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis in Horses

Laboratoria Smeets
Ekicart® is a powder form treatment for osteoarthritis in horses, developed by LaboratoriaSmeetsand marketed by Anicur. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative joint diseasewhereby protective cartilage is lost. OA causes pain and a functional movement disorder.

Canicart®: Clinical Case Study for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis in the Adult Dog

Laboratoria Smeets
Canicart® contains metabolizable amino acids and was administered in the food for two months. At the end the dog recovered his normal mobility. The parameters where he scored badly upon intake and that were closely followed, all greatly improved. Only Canicart® is responsible for the physical recovery, as no NSAIDs…