Advantages of Co Packing Companies

Many businesses choose to work with co packing companies because of the numerous advantages they offer. One of the most overlooked aspects of preparing a product for consumer use is the packaging process.

Most businesses will choose between in-house packaging or contracting a packaging company to handle it for them. What many business owners do not know is that contract packaging can offer important benefits that should be considered.

Continue reading to learn more about the advantages contract packaging companies can offer. If you have any more questions or would like to speak with a contract packing and filling company, please contact LF of America today. 

Advantages Of Contract Packing Services

There are a number of factors that businesses must consider when making products. An increasingly competitive marketplace forces businesses to innovate in order to stay ahead of the competition. One increasingly popular solution is working with co packing companies for packaging needs. 

The three major benefits businesses can expect from outsourcing contract packaging services are consistency, efficiency, and innovation. Professional contract packaging companies are able to handle the design and fulfillment of a business’s product. By outsourcing product packaging, businesses can focus on the other essential components. 

Co packing companies understand the constantly changing needs of specific products and industries. By staying at the forefront of new trends, they can help businesses remain successful in their respective industry. One way contract packaging companies achieve this is through their designs and materials. 

In order for customers to make the most of a product, packaging designs must be safe, innovative, and use the highest-quality materials. None of this would be possible without the resources and equipment necessary to provide consistent results. Compliance is another essential component of product packaging. 

Items like OTC pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and other products require careful handling. Co packing companies maintain the attention to detail necessary to maintain compliance with every industry’s regulatory guidelines. 

Choosing Reputable Co Packing Companies

LF of America is a trusted contract packaging and filling company with experience that extends across numerous industries. We have helped clients find innovative packaging solutions for a multitude of products.

In addition to turnkey contract filling services, we also offer in-house packaging solutions through our filling machines for sale. If you are interested in learning more about our services, please contact LF of America today by filling out our contact form or call us at 561-988-0303

BSM FILLS TREATMENT FOR COVID-19 IN FEDEGARI ISOLATOR

Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing is working on the production of new drugs to treat COVID-19

BSM has just finished the first fill and is now looking forward to rushing the production of the experimental treatments to fight the coronavirus and help to save lives. Fedegari is proudly supporting the pharma industry in this challenging endeavor.

Using a Fedegari flexible isolator system to fill primary containers, Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing is tasked with manufacturing some of the first COVID-19 treatments to help those afflicted.

“We’ve been approached by three different companies. All three of which have been our clients and each of them have a COVID treatment,” said Andrea Wagner, BSM’s Senior VP Business Development.

“The COVID blocks the lungs from distributing oxygen to your body. These treatments are designed to open up your airways and get oxygen through”, completes Wagner.

Kinney explains, first of all,  that each of the three companies – who cannot be named due to confidentiality agreements – are approaching the problem from a different vantage point.

One of the drug molecules attacks inflammation. A second drug might be able to boost the immune system of COVID-19 patients. Finally, the third drug seeks to expand how much oxygen the lungs can take in.

“If they can boost the immune system of people they are hoping that some of them won’t get to the advanced stages of pneumonia. Regarding the third drug, it might help people having difficulty to breathe. If they can improve the oxygen uptake, likewise it will offer greater support in the later stages of the disease,” Kinney said.

Furthermore, BSM has also been approached by the US federal government asking the company to develop clinical material that could be used in a possible vaccine. Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing’s role in the process would be to sterilize material, then place it in vials and syringes so that to have it ready for clinical trials.

To discover Fedegari’s isolators and sterilizers, please visit fedegari.com or contact our representatives.


Why Consider An Unit Dose Packager?

Anytime medical professionals are able to streamline procedures, increase efficiency, and improve safety standards is beneficial to staff and patients alike. The introduction of unit dose packaging is one of the innovative ways that contract packaging companies helped the medical industry accomplish these goals. To gain the most benefits from single-use packaging systems, there’s no better option than to work with a reputable unit-dose packager.

Unit dose packaging is defined as, “a dose of medicine prepared in an individual packet for convenience, safety, and monitoring.” Based on this definition, it can be presumed that any unit dose packaging system must successfully improve safety, make monitoring more efficient, and be convenient for the users. LF of America proudly developed a form of unit dose packaging that meets these goals.

As a leading contract packaging and filling company, it is our commitment to continue innovating new solutions that elevate the industries we are fortunate enough to assist. Learn more about the various ways unit dose packaging has helped benefit hospitals and medical professionals below. If you’d like to speak with a unit dose packager about how our contract filling and packaging solutions can elevate you, contact LF of America for assistance.

Advantages of Unit Dose Packaging

To achieve the goals of creating a packaging solution that improves convenience, safety, and monitoring, we developed a unique single-dose packaging system. Using eco-friendly materials, our unit dose packaging design is a connected strip that contains five separate ampoules. Each unit is individually labeled using an easily identifiable and scannable code for electronic documentation. 

The ampoules can be safely separated without damaging the packaging, exceed regulatory safety standards, and can even be designed with a closeable seal for multi-use applications. The individual containers are also capable of being safely filled with varying products and customized using custom labeling, pad printing, hot stamping, or embossing.

Utilizing unit dose packaging makes it much easier for medical professionals and patients to administer the proper dose. It also benefits patients by giving them the opportunity to only pay for the medication they need instead of an unnecessarily large amount. 

The key advantages of our unit dose packaging designs include:

  • Improved safety for staff and patients
  • Removing improper dosing concerns
  • Easy monitoring through electronic documentation
  • Lower costs for patients
  • Easily locating containers that have been tampered with or damaged

LF of America is proud to offer turnkey contract filling services to our clients, including formulation, batching, and fulfillment. Our filling services are completed using state-of-the-art filling machines that exceed regulatory safety standards and industry practices. 

Could The Coronavirus be a result of a Bio-Safety Cabinet accident?

A recent article by the Washington Post titled State Department cables warned of safety issues at Wuhan lab studying bat coronaviruses gave the public a better idea of how the World pandemic may have started. In relation with that, Aseptic Enclosures have explored the risks of operating lab processes at the safety levels as those at the WIV laboratory. Although the argument and main focus of that article is on exposure to hazardous chemicals in pharmaceutical settings, but the information cited is applicable to all Bio-Safety Cabinet lab operations that are considered to be “safe” by regulation.

Feel free to browse through the article that compares Hazardous operations within Bio-Safety Cabinet and Aseptic Isolation settings and make a decision on which areas do you feel have more exposure risk.

Two years before the novel coronavirus pandemic upended the world, U.S. Embassy officials visited a Chinese research facility in the city of Wuhan several times and sent two official warnings back to Washington about inadequate safety at the lab, which was conducting risky studies on coronaviruses from bats. The cables have fueled discussions inside the U.S. government about whether this or another Wuhan lab was the source of the virus — even though conclusive proof has yet to emerge.

The cables warned about safety and management weaknesses at the WIV lab and proposed more attention and help. The first cable, which I obtained, also warns that the lab’s work on bat coronaviruses and their potential human transmission represented a risk of a new SARS-like pandemic.

“During interactions with scientists at the WIV laboratory, they noted the new lab has a serious shortage of appropriately trained technicians and investigators needed to safely operate this high-containment laboratory,” states the Jan. 19, 2018, cable, which was drafted by two officials from the embassy’s environment, science and health sections who met with the WIV scientists. (The State Department declined to comment on this and other details of the story.)

There are similar concerns about the nearby Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention lab, which operates at biosecurity level 2, a level significantly less secure than the level-4 standard claimed by the Wuhan Insititute of Virology lab, Xiao said. Inside the Trump administration, many national security officials have long suspected either the WIV or the Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention lab was the source of the novel coronavirus outbreak. According to the New York Times, the intelligence community has provided no evidence to confirm this. But one senior administration official told me that the cables provide one more piece of evidence to support the possibility that the pandemic is the result of a lab accident in Wuhan.

Every day new documentation and evidence appear to the surface proving that the Coronavirus came out of the lab. Probably, some researchers got exposed while handling the materials and samples in a Bio-Safety Cabinet.

It is highly likely that all of this would not have happened if that lab technician was working in a CACI.

IFL – INLINE FILL-TO-LEVEL by Cozzoli

The Inline Fill-To-Level Models are moderate speed fillers, ruggedly designed, yet precision built for long, trouble-free liquid filling operation. Each model features a fill-to-level design with filling accuracy maintained to within +/- 1/16 of an inch of targeted fill level. The inline series includes three easy to operate models – manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic, with machine cycle speed up to 8 cycles per minute. Either gravity, pressure, vacuum, or combination filling systems can be utilized. A diverse range of products, including cosmetics, chemicals, food and beverages can be filled on these versatile machines.

IFLM – MANUAL FILLER

Suggested for use as either a lab model or as a small batch production line. The operator simply slides containers onto a stainless steel slide track to an adjustable stop point. The nozzles are now centered above the container openings. The operator lowers the spout bar, which brings the nozzles down into the containers and seals the openings. At this point, the filling cycle begins. When the operator sees product discharging from the overflow nozzle hose, the cycle is complete. The head is then raised and the container stop is manually released to discharge the containers.

IFLS – SEMI-AUTOMATIC FILLER

Model IFLS functions in the same manner as the IFLM, but is intended for future growth to full production capabilities. This machine is designed to be easily upgraded to a Model IFLA by adding a powered conveyor and PLC for a fully automatic unit.

IFLA – AUTOMATIC FILLER

Model IFLA incorporates an automatic conveyor and PLC to control the functions of the filling operation. Containers are conveyed into the filling area. When the correct amount of containers have entered the machine, the conveyor stops. The spout bar then descends, sealing the nozzles against the container openings. The containers are filled to the predetermined fill level, product overflow is then automatically returned to the reservoir. The filling cycle is completed based upon time factors programmed into the PLC. When the fill cycle is complete, the head is pneumatically raised, triggering the conveyor to restart, discharging the filled containers via the starwheel.

Contact Life Scientific to learn more about the models offered.

Additional Dates for Steritalks

Many professionals contact us to better understand the principles of moist heat sterilization as they are the starting point for setting up a successful validation.

More properly, in the pharmaceutical industry, in order to define a unit as sterile one must be able to certify that less than one unit in a million is exposed to the risk of not being sterile. The probability of finding a nonsterile unit (PNSU = Probability of Non Sterile Unit, or SAL) must, therefore, be smaller (as mathematical value) than 10-6.

Most of the FDA warning letters regard failure on proving the efficacy of sterilization methods which might demonstrate that sterilized products can achieve a SAL of 10-6.

How can I demonstrate that my product has reached a SAL ≤10-6?

This is one of the questions that will be featured at STERItalks.

Lucia Maita, R&D Specialist Fedegari Group will be the keynote speaker for this one.

After a Master’s Degree in Molecular Biology and experience as a research fellow in the National Council of Research, she has specialized with a second level master in current Good Manufacture Practice (cGMPs) and Validation in the Pharmaceutical Industry at the University of Pavia, Italy.

She is currently working on cycle design, development and validation of moist heat sterilization, decontamination with hydrogen peroxide and washing processes at the R&D department of Fedegari Group.

You can find more information and the registration form here: https://fedegari.com/en/steritalks/

Emergency Contract Filling in Florida

In such challenging times, there is an ever high market demand for liquids in all sections of the market. There are demands in cosmetics, personal care, and of course pharmaceutical.

If you are in need of contract filling services in Florida, you’ll want to know you can depend on the company you choose. When it comes to the contract packaging and filling industry, little more is as important as reliability. 

Any business that can’t rely on their contract filling services, its reputation is what gets hurt the worst. Proper protocols, handling, and a commitment to following any regulatory practices are all just as important. 

An error to follow these vital standards could amount to your product becoming tainted or less effective than it is meant to be. Similarly, a disruption in ongoing fulfillment can slow your own production and leave your business with significant problems to overcome.

These factors stand true for almost all imaginable industries. Whether OTC products, diagnostics, health, and beauty, or something else entirely, contract filling plays a highly important ongoing role.

Fortunately, for anyone looking for an experienced and reliable Florida contract filling and packaging company, our experts can help. Contact us today to speak with a member of our team and learn more about what makes us the premier choice in contract filling services.

Fedegari can help in these difficult times

Even during these difficult times, and in spite of the many limitations, Fedegari’s intend to support our customers who work hard to produce life-saving drugs is what drives their intents to remain their facilities open.

Fedegari launched a few emergency projects to help their customers to keep the equipment running even without direct physical support worldwide.

In case you need any of Fedegari equipment or products, please contact our head office.

MEET THE RISING DEMAND Due to COVID-19!

In the grips of the Coronavirus outbreak COVID-19 testing is more important than ever, and many companies such as yours need help keeping up with growing demands. Our semi-automatic filler F400X and capper SC50T (for screw capping/crimping) are IN STOCK for immediate delivery. Also perfect for COVID-19 testing is our fully automatic RFPC, which can fill, plug/stopper and cap (or aluminum crimp seal) on one machine frame. Count on our 100 years’ experience serving customers like you!

Once a vaccine for the Coronavirus is developed it will be imperative to fill these vaccines and get them to market as quickly as possible. We can work with you now to give you a head start! Our F329HE/MVP combo (specifically designed to fill and stopper Hypak syringes) is ideal for injectable vaccines filled at moderate speeds (one tub of syringes can be filled in 35 seconds). Currently, we have the MVP stoppering system (which provides reliable semi-automatic batch insertion of stoppers, plungers or plugs into filled containers) IN STOCK for quick delivery.

Our ampoule filling FPS Series is also ideal for filling vaccines and can fill and seal ampoules at a rate of 15-120 ampoules per minute.

The Cozzoli product line provides a variety of solutions to help you meet the rising demand for COVID-19 testing. Additionally, our machines will let you fill not only future vaccines for COVID-19 but also drugs that will alleviate the many pre-existing conditions and ailments that have arisen and/or worsened due to COVID-19.

We are confident that we will ultimately triumph over this disease together, and we look forward to hearing from you so that together we can begin working on a solution that meets your and your customers’ needs.

Call us today so we can partner with you in solving your and your customers’ challenges.

Vetromeccanica Plant Fully Operational

Dear Customers/Suppliers/Partners, we would like to inform you that Vetromeccanica conveying systems, their corporate offices, and their production unit remains open, despite the COVID – 19 outbreak.

Vetromeccanica has activated all the precautionary measures in order to ensure the safety and safe working space of their Employees, in compliance with the Italian Legislative Decree 11/03/2020 and the WHO guidelines.

The production and the processing of the new orders proceed without any delay. However, any international requests, requests outside of Italy, may be subject of delay due to additional checks and inspections by the border and customs authorities.
For any further information please contact our commercial department at LSI.

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