Almac, a global clinical services provider has invested in two ZED automated inline wallet presses, which would radically decrease the time associated with the usage of blister card packing, in contrast to the traditional rotary press methods. These two presses would be operated in Pennsylvania and Craigvon.
The automation would facilitate the accurate positioning of the blister strips into the wallet cards. The orientation and location of the blisters is then checked by a vision system before sealing the card and this process would reduce the number of rejects to a minimum and increase the product yield. This is one of Almac’s latest initiatives in automation to enhance efficiency.
Martin Lamb, the Global Vice President of Business Development of Almac has revealed that the machines would be a welcome addition to the increasingly automated primary packaging services provided by Almac, as they would show the company’s sustained dedication to improvements and innovation over the clinical supply chain. They were perfect for the bigger Phase III trials that need higher volumes of wallet cards. Moreover, using supplies across numerous protocols and product pooling could increase the card quantities to a great deal, which would give them the opportunity to give the client the right options for their study.
Currently, Almac is getting ready for the official launch in May 2011, of their 240,000 square foot New North American Headquarters facility, a $120 million project that began in 2008 summer. Almac with a rich experience of 20 years in clinical supply management is now well known as a strategic partner to biotech and pharmaceutical companies all over the world with respect to the clinical supply process.