CSP Technologies expands Alabama facility

CSP Technologies is expanding its Auburn, Ala. manufacturing and warehousing capacity by 110,000 sq. ft. The expansion has already begun and is under construction. The company said in a recent news release that it is expanding its facility because of the growing needs of the healthcare and food safety industries. The expansion follows a thermoforming line

Sterimed acquires stake in ATH Medical

Sterimed announced that it has bought a 70% stake in ATH Medical. Geoffrey Broninx, founder of ATH Medical, will have the remaining 30% stake in the company. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. ATH Medical creates traceability solutions for healthcare centers. It is known for its WhiteReader and Ancitrak products that help

3 healthcare packaging trends you need to know

HealthPack 2017 earlier this year brought together a host of the country’s medical device packaging professionals, including directors and managers, packing engineers and research and development teams. Healthcare packaging is increasingly important in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. Based on multiple panels and presentations, here are three important trends to look out for in

Nelipak joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging recently announced that it has joined The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC). The HPRC is a private technical coalition of industry peers across the healthcare, recycling and waste management industries. Their goal is to improve recyclability of plastic products within healthcare. “Nelipak is committed to sustainable practices which benefit our customers, employees and the environment. At

Comar acquires ProPlas Technologies

Packaging and dispensing provider Comar recently announced that it is enhancing its offerings through its acquisition of ProPlas Technologies, in yet another example of consolidation in the medical device contract manufacturing space. “Comar’s recent investments in a class 8 cleanroom and new innovation design center, combined with the acquisition of ProPlas, will position the business to

Oliver Healthcare Packaging hires new Americas Division head

Oliver Healthcare Packaging – a worldwide healthcare supplier of sterile barrier flexible packaging – recently announced that Anne Curwin has been hired to lead the company’s Americas division. will have primary responsibility for sales, sales operations, customer service, training, and technical service, and will work closely with global operations as well. Curwin in her new role has responsibility

Primo Medical buys cleanroom assembly from NASP

Primo Medical Group announced that it has purchased the cleanroom assembly and packaging business from North American Sterilization and Packaging (Franklin, N.J.). The financial details of the deal were not immediately disclosed. “With this purchase, Primo Medical Group continues to show its leadership in the Medical Device OEM space. We are very excited about the

Drug delivery devices: Here is West’s plan for success

West Pharmaceutical Services is betting that an embrace of human factors engineering and experiential design will allow its drug delivery devices such as its SmartDose and SelfDose to stand apart from the crowd. People are more likely to take their medications properly if a device is easy to use, Eric Resnick, vice president and chief

Cretex Companies acquires Quality Tech Services

Cretex Companies (Elk River, Minn.) has announced that it has acquired Quality Tech Services (Bloomington, Minn.). The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Quality Tech Services serves a number of OEMs for the orthopedic, neurology, pulmonary, dental and other medical device markets. It specializes in cleanroom assembly, packaging and labeling, sterilization management, process

PIA Evansville delivers 3-piece connector assembly and packaging system

Preh IMA Automation (PIA) Evansville – a systems integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, – says it recently fulfilled a contract to provide a 3-piece IV connector assembly and packaging system to an undisclosed leading medical device contract manufacturer. The assembly and packaging solution includes error-proofing and traceability functions to assure product

WSI Global offering Braille embossing capabilities

WSI Global – a manufacturer of finishing equipment for the carton converting, liquid packaging and corrugated industries – recently announced that it offers Braille capabilities, using either the TaskMaster infeed system or with a standalone unit that can be integrated into nearly any folder gluer. WSI’s Braille offerings are ideal for meeting European pharmaceutical industry

J-Pac Medical appoints operations VP and business development manager

J-Pac Medical – which specializes in implantable textiles, turnkey packaging, thermoformed packaging, and manufacturing services for medical devices – today announced the appointment of Tim Valentine as vice president of operations and Fred Finocchiaro as manager of business development. Valentine has a successful track record of on-time delivery, cost reduction and team leadership in manufacturing environments.

Nelipak acquires Computer Designs

Nelipak said today that it has closed on its buy of thermoforming company Computer Designs (Whitehall, Pa.), which Nelipak will operate under the Nelipak Healthcare Packaging name. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Computer Designs makes thermoformed rigid packaging including trays, clamshells, and blisters, with manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Arizona and Puerto

Gerresheimer Indian plant to manufacture vials and ampoules

With seven plants, Gerresheimer enjoys a strong position in the South East Asian market for the highly specialist manufacturing of glass and plastic products for the pharmaceutical sector. A new factory making vials and ampoules recently went on stream in Kosamba. “We are the specialist when it comes to vials, ampoules, and cartridges,” said Jens

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging announces new appointments and investments in Americas and Europe

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging (Nelipak), a global provider of custom thermoformed packaging that provides superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals, continues to make significant investments to exceed the expectations of its global customers. As part of its ongoing commitment to the market, in July 2016 the business closed on the acquisition of its sixth facility,