Innovations in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

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              With the vaccine for Covid-19 arriving late last year, people are now starting to see a glimmer of hope for the future. The challenge now is keeping up with demand in several markets because there are currently shortages. According to a report recently released by the Washington Post, as of the time writing this, approximately 20.3 million people have received doses of the vaccine. However, all over the world, vaccine distribution is moving at a desperately slow pace. This is what started the idea of using multi-product facilities to speed up the production and distribution of the vaccine as quickly and safely as possible. The first step to this needing to be conquered is updating outdated facilities and equipment. Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing (GRAM), a contract-based manufacturer of sterile injectable drugs based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is stepping up to aid in this goal.

              One of the significant parts of this initiative is to create massive facilities that are top-of-the-line with the most advanced equipment possible, bringing these facilities into a new era of prosperity. When the virus started, it has been a massive time crunch ever since to get to where we are today. Billions of dollars have been spent on creating and distributing this vaccine. Having updated facilities and converting as many areas as possible to allow it, GRAM believes, could reduce costs and spare precious time. The company is investing in other businesses to bring this innovation to them.

              GRAM will invest in equipment to prevent cross-contamination and improve safety and health protocols and flexibility for all parties involved. As the world’s current state has been in, it is a true marvel to see just how far the medical community has come with innovations, technology, and sustainability. We at Lenox Laser give our heartfelt thanks to all medical workers on the front lines.

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Laser Technology and Its Applications in Today’s Market

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Some of the most innovative companies in the DelMarVa area came together at Lenox Laser for a recent conference discussing the theme “Micro-to-Nano” technologies. The conference included talks on a range of topics, including Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical research, Rapid Prototyping, and Laser Drilling.

John Bishop of Norsam Technologies addressed conference attendees on the topic of Ion Beam drilling. Visitors from Northrop Grumman and other local corporations reviewed digital presentations on Nanostructures, MEMS manufacturing, Advances in Laser Drilling, and Microlensing.

The wide overview of current techniques and new ideas provided an excellent forum for group discussions as innovators met manufacturers in this unique scientific environment. Lenox Laser plans to host future collaborative conferences focusing on subjects such as Rapid Prototyping and Micro-fluidics.

Do You Need Microleaks in Food or Drug Packaging?

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The Lenox Laser Corporation of Glen Arm, Maryland, has mastered several processes unique to the food, drug and pharmaceutical industries. Lenox Laser has created traceable flow rate validation techniques in a wide range of materials and products including bags, cans, bottles, vials, ampoules, etc. We feature both short and long run leak testing processes. For more information, call Bob Gidner, senior flow engineer, at 410-592-3106 or email engineering@lenoxlaser.com