Extend the Shelf-Life of Oral Solid Doses with Activ-Blister Solutions

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials,
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Bottles have long been the pharmaceutical industry’s solution to controlling the moisture and oxygen exposure that can cause stability issues with tablets and capsules. For clinical trials, successful supply strategies rely largely on the ability to control stability issues associated with moisture, oxygen and reactive impurities. The same issues are also present in the development of more potent APIs, larger molecules and modified release profiles. Innovative and evolving dosage forms, such as chewable and disintegrating tablets, also face heightened stability challenges and problems with shelf life.

Finding the right solution to address drug stability concerns associated with moisture, oxygen and volatile compounds is a continual challenge. As traditional packaging options can be inefficient, there is a need for new and specialized active packaging solutions to address these growing stability issues, especially during clinical trials. Additionally, repetitive package design processes and drug reformulations from stability failures are costly and can delay product launches; improved package design tools and processes are also needed.

For highly sensitive medicines that can benefit from unit dosing afforded by blister packaging, there is a new scalable solution. This webinar will present an active packaging technology (Activ-Blister™ Solutions) that will solve the moisture and oxygen challenges seen during the development of tablets and capsules. The webinar will start with an overview of the Activ-Blister™ technology and look at its applications for drugs at any phase of the development process. Stability issues for tablets and capsules such as moisture and oxygen sensitivity will be addressed, and attendees will see how custom-engineered packaging formulations can control the internal atmosphere of individual blister cavities.



Laura Zurlinden, Director of Business Development for Clinical Services, PCI Pharma Services

Laura Zurlinden has helped many pharmaceutical companies identify optimal packaging and blistering solutions for their clinical and commercial drugs. She has worked with a variety of packaging solutions including blisters, vials, pouches, auto-injectors and syringes.  For the last 13 years, she has supported clients on their clinical and commercial packaging needs, helping clients to initiate clinical trials smoothly, and transition successful drugs to the commercial space. She has been instrumental in developing the PCI – Aptar relationship. Zurlinden graduated from Michigan State with a Bachelor of Science degree in packaging.

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Badre Hammond, VP Commercial Operations, Aptar CSP Technologies

Badre Hammond’s background is in biochemistry and drug development with 16 years’ experience in pharmaceutical product development, packaging and drug delivery systems. He has broad experience in managing development of novel drug product programs from formulation development, through pre-clinical and CMC, all the way to market launch. As the VP of Commercial Operations for Aptar CSP Technologies, his current focus is on commercial best practices, strategy, and business development.

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Tommy Genetski, Associate Director of Key Accounts, Aptar CSP Technologies

Tommy Genetski has worked for Aptar CSP Technologies for 10 years in both quality and sales. He is currently responsible for managing key accounts in North America and developing new business. A main area of Genetski’s focus is oral solid dose packaging and providing customers with solutions for extending the shelf life of particular pharmaceuticals. He was an integral part of commercializing Activ-Blister™ Solutions and continues to develop new business opportunities in this area.

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Who Should Attend?

Pharmaceutical and Biotech professionals in:

  • Research & Development
  • Formulations
  • Clinical Packaging
  • Clinical Operations
  • Packaging Engineers
  • Procurement

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Aptar CSP Technologies

Aptar CSP Technologies, part of AptarGroup, Inc., is a global material science company providing innovative, highly engineered advanced packaging solutions to protect sensitive products. The company is a leader in active packaging solutions, leveraging its patented 3-Phase Activ-Polymer™ technology to help ensure product stability, extend shelf life, and ultimately improve the consumer experience. Aptar CSP Technologies is a responsive, flexible partner committed to offering customers a single, reliable source for custom product design, development, and manufacturing. The company has a proven track record of pioneering technological solutions that ensure product protection and enhance its customers’ brand equity.

PCI Clinical Trial Services

As a respected industry leader and trusted partner we provide a comprehensive range of outsourced pharmaceutical services that stretches all the way from early stage development to long-term commercial supply. This reputation is based on best-in-class technologies, cutting-edge research, an exceptional team of outstanding people and a consistent record of meeting the highest regulatory and quality standards. Equally important is our commitment to an exceptional customer experience and we share our customers’ passion for supplying lifesaving medicines to patients around the world. We’re committed to meeting their evolving needs by leveraging our experience and expertise to develop the best possible solutions to their drug development challenges.

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