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Gerresheimer is unveiling its Gx InnoSafe integrated safety system, designed to reduce the risk of needlestick injuries, at the CPhI Worldwide meeting in Frankfurt, Germany. The integrated system not only prevents injuries from exposed syringe cannulas, but the protection is put in place automatically, without extra action by the user. The Gx InnoSafe syringes can also be processed without any major adaptations.
Visit Gerresheimer at CPhI Worldwide in Frankfurt in Hall 4.2 at Booth D02, October 24–26.
Inventus Power is slated to reopen its enlarged manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico in early 2018. The facility will be doubled in size, to approximately 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space, with the possibility of adding another 80,000 square feet for future growth. The company is adding new equipment and plans to hire several hundred new manufacturing employees.
The facility is a Medical Center of Excellence for development of Class I, II, and III medical devices, and is ISO 9001, 13485, and C-TPAT certified. The space will also host a Customer Experience Center for visitors.
“This is an exciting time for Inventus Power as we continue to evolve to best support our customers in producing world-class portable, motive, and stationary power solutions across a broad range of markets and applications,” Derek Kane, vice president Americas Operations, said in a press release. “This facility serves as a strong catalyst for the Inventus Power culture and identity, and uniquely aligns us to accommodate our customers’ needs, especially with the ever-changing climate on battery shipment regulations.”
Klöckner Pentaplast will be at the ASEAN Pharma Packaging Conference on November 2–3 in Mumbai, India, showcasing its BlisterPro XCEL Services and Pentapharm LiquiGuard.
BlisterPro XCEL Services includes a choice of materials and design services to offer clients customized packaging on a faster timeline.
Pentapharm LiquiGuard is the newest product in the pharmaceutical blister film portfolio. “Pentapharm LiquiGuard provides an advanced option for unit dose packaging of liquid or semi-solid medications that require resistance to extreme temperatures from hot (120ºC filling) to cold (-183ºC and lyophilized) during processing, while offering all the benefits of a clear, thermoformable blister film with a customizable moisture barrier,” Frank Oliveri, director of Global Business Development in Pharmaceutical Packaging, said in a press release.
Minnesota Rubber and Plastics will be highlighting its Quniton materials and Qmonix Elastomer 912T at the MD&M Minneapolis Expo, November 8–9. According to the company, Quniton materials are ideal for medical valves, plungers, and seals because of its high lubricity and low surface friction. Qmonix Elastomer 912T is well-suited for uses where durability and resistance to water, steam, and tearing are important.
“Application potential for Qmonix® 912T includes Endoscope (Trocar) Seals, Electrosurgical Devices, Implantable Pulse Generators & Pacemakers, Trocar, as well as our branded products such as Quad® Brand O-Rings, Quad-Ring® Seals, and Quad® Brand Ground Rubber Balls,” Lih Fang Chew, Global Vice President of Marketing MedPharma at Minnesota Rubber and Plastics said. “We are excited to bring this material to market and certain Medical Device manufacturers will benefit greatly with use in their demanding applications.”
Panacol-Elosol GmbH is releasing its Structalit 8801 epoxy-based adhesive to its product offerings. The adhesive is biocompatible, medical-grade, meets ISO 10993-5 standards, and is fast-curing at low temperatures. According to a press release, “The beige-coloured adhesive possesses high chemical resistance against common cleaning agents used for medical device, including isopropyl alcohol.”