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Reducing Variability in Small Batch Drug Kitting

Reducing Variability in Small Batch Drug Kitting

What happens when a large pharmaceutical packaging company that usually prepares hundreds of thousands of doses of mature drug products for shipments to commercial distributors needs to prepare a small batch run of product – say, 500 or 1000 doses for a clinical trial? Do they simply borrow one of their high-speed lines for an hour or two? Probably not. There are major differences between the highly automated, high volume approaches versus those employed by short run, manually based operations. The issue then is: how does one achieve that same level of quality at the endpoint for a small batch drug kitting process without the automation used in the high volume lines?

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The ABC’s of Pharmaceutical Labeling

The ABC’s of Pharmaceutical Labeling

What’s one of the first lessons one learns as a child? The alphabet, of course! Remember those blocks with the letters on the sides? The ABC’s are so important because they are the foundation of our language and communication. Labeling pharmaceutical products also has important Foundational Blocks used to build success. Here are the ABC’s of labeling:

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Christmas in July: Pharmaceutical Temperature Controlled Labeling

Christmas in July: Pharmaceutical Temperature Controlled Labeling

As we near the end of this season, we’re reflecting on summer’s temperature controlled labeling jobs—why this type of labeling is important and how it keeps on giving year-round.

It’s boiling hot outside, so maybe I should view this cold chain labeling job as a break from the heat. Yeah right; that feeling of euphoria only lasts for about 15 minutes in the 2 to 8°C finishing area. Look at my team—we look like we’re getting ready to go caroling. This might be plausible, but then again, you’ve never heard me sing. Sure, it’s cold, but I know we have a job to do, and these are the results:

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