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By West's Technical Customer Support Team

April 01, 2015

Trend #1 – Particulate, particulate, particulate

This industry buzzword of the last few years is not going anywhere in 2015. Particulate reduction will continue to be the area of focus for all container closure systems, including the traditional vial/stopper/seal combination. For glass and elastomer manufacturers, the emphasis will be on reducing foreign material in the manufacturing process through enhanced gowning and environmental controls, elimination of sources of cellulose, equipment maintenance, and placing increased pressure on their raw material suppliers. Pharmaceutical companies will need to evaluate if older components will meet the modern particulate requirements of the market.

By Fran DeGrazio

March 08, 2012

In a recent Flash Report, offered a summary of the proposed USP Chapter 1083 – Good Distribution Practices – Supply Chain Integrity.  In its report, Rx-360 noted that “globalization of all aspects of the pharmaceutical business has driven the need to address the threats of counterfeit or adulterated medication, devices and components, for which there have been several high-profile examples over the last few years.”