Digital therapeutics enhance drug development

Digital therapeutics are transitioning from curiosities to valuable additions to the pharmaceutical armamentarium, but they’re still not common in mainstream medicine. These novel therapeutics aren’t necessarily designed for drug replacement. Instead, digital therapeutics are said to “wrap-around the pill” as “pill+” strategies to treat the symptoms the drug doesn’t manage. “We’re entering an exciting phase […]

$5.4 billion Pfizer acquisition

Global Blood Therapeutics will be acquired by Pfizer for $5.4 billion to enhance its presence in rare hematology Today, Pfizer Inc. and Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. announced that the companies had entered into a definitive agreement under which Pfizer will acquire GBT, a biopharmaceutical company that provides hope to underserved patient communities, beginning with sickle […]

‘Smart’ IV pumps saves lives

Using smart intravenous pumps in two large NHS trusts, researchers found the devices may have prevented 110 deaths in a year. According to a new study, intravenous (IV) infusion devices pre-programmed with safety alerts could save hundreds of lives each year, but they are often unavailable or the software is overridden. University of Manchester pharmacy […]

Honeywell Blisters recognised for technical recyclability

TerraCycle has recognised Honeywell’s Aclar Barrier Film Blisters as technically recyclable for PVC and PETG-based blisters. The team has developed a lab-scale process for separating Aclar from blister packaging in order to achieve technical recycling. In order for products such as industrial process equipment, chemical apparatus, and automotive components that have traditionally been regarded as […]

New solutions from Sea Vison and Marchesini

New solutions from SEA Vision and Marchesini Group aim to boost efficiency and security during pharmaceutical production and distribution by printing, inspecting, and packing serialized blisters and performing aggregation with cartons. To improve product identification in the healthcare industry, the companies invested in the project. Despite the fact that identification is a prerequisite for secondary […]