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By Prabhaharan Sankaran

June 02, 2021

For any drug, selection of the appropriate primary packaging components is essential to having a containment system that ensures quality, safety, and stability. The primary packaging components are selected based on various factors, which include chemical compatibility with the drug product ingredients and dimensional fit with mating packaging components. Optimized fit among mating packaging components is essential for flawless fill-finish processing.

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By Page McAndrew

December 20, 2019

Recently, there has been discussion in the industry regarding the utility of polymer-based vial containment systems for the storage and transport of gene therapy drug products, which can be performed as low as -80oC. Since it is known that all polymers are gas permeable, discussion has centered on whether polymer-based systems can sufficiently restrict ingress of oxygen (during refrigerated storage) and carbon dioxide (during transport on dry ice).

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By Whitney Winters

June 13, 2013

When converting a drug product from its initial container closure system to a prefillable syringe system or device, component elastomer formulations and sterilization mode equivalency can help ease the transition, minimize regulatory filing times and mitigate risk for pharmaceutical manufacturers.