Breaking News on Global Pharmaceutical Technology & Manufacturing

Headlines > Drug Delivery

Clariant launches Pharma packaging colour unit

By Gareth Macdonald , 24-Feb-2011

Loading...

Clariant International has set up a unit to help the pharma sector overcome regulatory hurdles involved with developing colour packaging

Stephen Duckworth, head of Clariant’s new Medical and Pharmaceutical segment, told in-Pharmatechnologist.com that, while demand is increasing, there is a lack of industry understanding about the challenges of including colours in drug packaging.

One common misconception, he explained, is that pigments from different suppliers that have the same chemical number are interchangeable, despite the fact that analysis shows them to have very different chemical compositions.

Duckwoth also said there is a lack of understanding about the differing levels of analysis required for packaging for various types of pharmaceutical products and medical devices.

Whether you are packaging tablets or making something for a nasal spray, the regulatory requirements are very different,” he added, citing biological impact evaluations as just one example.

Related products

Related suppliers

Catalent launches softgel products at CPhI: one vegetarian, one anti-abuse

Catalent launches softgel products at CPhI: one vegetarian, one anti-abuse

Will Downie

Senior VP Global Vusiness Development & Marketing, Catalent

AlpVision's iPhone Tech Offers Authentication in War on Counterfeits

AlpVision's iPhone Tech Offers Authentication in War on Counterfeits

Quincy Mattingly

Regional Manager, AlpVision

Customers to Save up to 65% as ASI and Chromatan Pen Single-Use Deal

Customers to Save up to 65% as ASI and Chromatan Pen Single-Use Deal

ASI has teamed up with Chromatan in order to deliver single-use and column-free capture...

Updated IPEC Guide Steers Excipient Manufacturers Away From Unnecessary Tests

John Giannone - incoming IPEC-Americas chairman

Irwin Silverstein, COO and VP of the International Pharmaceutical Excipients...

ATMI: Single Use Bioreactors on the Up, but US Tails Europe

ATMI: Single Use Bioreactors on the Up, but US Tails Europe

Special Report from ATMI's Belgian Facility

BASF nutrition president on high-end omega-3, Equateq and the phood “white space”

BASF nutrition president on high-end omega-3, Equateq and the phood “white space”

Walter Dissinger

President , BASF nutrition and health

Optimism is returning to the pharma fine chemicals sector, says analyst

Optimism is returning to the pharma fine chemicals sector, says analyst

Jan Ramakers

Industry consultant, Jan Ramakers Fine Chemical Consulting Group

Capsugel expands liquid fill capsule capabilities

Keith Hutchison,

Senior VP of research and development (R&D) , Capsugel

New filtration tech boosts biomanufacturing yields, says Sartorius

New filtration tech boosts biomanufacturing yields, says Sartorius

Jens Meyer

Product manager for filtration technologies, Sartorius Stedim

Submit good REMS proposals for FDA brownie points, says RAPS author

Submit good REMS proposals for FDA brownie points, says RAPS author

Ed Tabor

VP of strategic drug development , Quintiles

Capsugel: Micro-Dosing Tech Can Cut Drug Development by 6 Months

Capsugel: Micro-Dosing Tech Can Cut Drug Development by 6 Months

Missy Lowery

Marketing Manager for the Americas, Capsugel

Thermo Fisher: Single-Use Tech's Evolution and Increased Industry Use

Thermo Fisher: Single-Use Tech's Evolution and Increased Industry Use

Cory Stevenson & Brandon Pence

Thermo Fisher Scientific

ATMI: Single-Use Could Replace Multi-Use, as Potency Increases

ATMI: Single-Use Could Replace Multi-Use, as Potency Increases

Eric Isberg

Global Product Manager, ATMI

Tech and Regulatory Issues? Biotech/Manufacturing Firms Discuss

Tech and Regulatory Issues? Biotech/Manufacturing Firms Discuss

Purification bottlenecks, integrating single-use technologies and low cost companies are just some of the...

Happy holidays from William Reed Business Media!

Happy holidays from William Reed Business Media!

The working year is almost done, time to pause from ‘the business’ and embrace...

Key Industry Events

 

Access all events listing

Our events, Events from partners...