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By Cathy Chhour

January 21, 2021

One factor of parenteral drug product quality is the container closure integrity (CCI) of the primary packaging system. The interaction between the sealing surface of the elastomeric component and the vial is vital to ensure stability of the drug product over the shelf life. Therefore, defects found on the elastomeric component can increase the risk of failure or end-of-the-line rejects.

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By Olga Laskina, Ph.D.

July 10, 2020

The overall quality of a final drug product depends on the components of its packaging and delivery systems.  The use of visually inspected components reduces the risk of defective components and helps ensure patient safety.

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By Kristine Davidson

December 08, 2015

There is an increasing trend in the pharmaceutical industry for ready-to-use components for a variety of reasons.

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By Bjoern Henze, Ph.D.

October 19, 2015

In today’s manufacturing processes, defects such as loose and embedded foreign matter may cause end of line rejects of drug products—potentially leading to a loss of product or even market recalls. At the same time, regulatory authorities are becoming increasingly more stringent and continually lowering acceptable levels of particulate matter.

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By Global Communications

January 25, 2012

West’s Peg Frandolig and Lynn Lundy share how vision inspection systems can help drug product manufacturers and packaging suppliers work together to regulate foreign and particulate matter in finished drug products in the December/January issue of Pharmaceutical Formulation & Quality.