SPRING 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEATURE

 

Pharma Tech Expands Capabilities with Mediseal Sachet Equipment Installation

 

 

Pharma Tech's new Mediseal sachet equipment is set to increase sachet production by nearly 60 million units annually. The endeavor revolves around the recent installation of a high-speed vertical pouching line offering increased productivity; by using volumetric filling rather than auger filling, tighter fill weight tolerances can be achieved. The pouching line includes add-ons like inline X-ray and checkweighing systems, and an automated cartoner further streamlines the process.

 

Expected to be operational by Q3 2018, the line will be located at the Royston facility and housed in a brand new suite designed specifically for this Mediseal technology.

 

 

Dedication to Improvement 

Fosters Efficiency Efforts

In accordance with Pharma Tech's brand promise of operational excellence, the company has a series of projects underway that will increase overall efficiency and lower costs by enforcing downtime reduction, improving space utilization, and implementing changeover optimization.

 

For example, the installation of an additional Fette tablet press will yield a 30% increase in throughput for effervescent manufacturing. The initiation of a 480-minute runtime system will further increase throughput, as well as significantly reduce waste.

 

Additionally, Pharma Tech has incorporated a smart-vue system throughout its production facilities and warehouses, providing digitized quality control parameters including temperature and humidity. This invaluable asset will facilitate rapid response times and reduce the potential for issues affiliated with chart recorders.

 

 

New Products Nearing 

Commercialization

Pharma Tech currently has four products in development that will soon be commercialized. These include a prescription sachet and a medical device for surgical applications. Additionally, the company is developing a generic drug marking Pharma Tech's first foray into this segment.

 

Pharma Tech has also heightened its focus on nutritional products. As such, the fourth product is a blended nutritional packaged in a sachet. The set of new products is set to reaffirm Pharma Tech's exemplary performance record while expanding the company's footprint into "ultra-niche" sectors such as nutritionals and nutraceuticals.

Tu T. Tran Joins 

Pharma Tech Industries 

as Vice President of 

Sales & Marketing

 

 

Pharma Tech Industries has hired Tu T. Tran as its new Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Mr. Tran's primary role will be developing and maintaining new supply chain relationships with both vendors and potential customers. He comes to Pharma Tech with more than 20 years of business development experience, having worked extensively in the areas of engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing. Tu's strong background in nutraceuticals will be especially useful as Pharma Tech looks to expand its market share in this burgeoning sector.

 

Most recently, Mr. Tran served as Director of Sales & Business Development for Nellson Nutraceutical, a contract manufacturer for nutrition bars and powders. Prior to that, he held business development positions with Archer Daniels Midland, the H.J. Heinz Company, and Nestle USA, among others.

 

"Mr. Tran's sales and business development experience will help Pharma Tech continue its growth trends, particularly into the nutritional sector," said Tee Noland, Chairman & CEO of Pharma Tech Industries. "His demonstrated ability to forge successful relationships with brand owners will help showcase our excellence in bringing seamless, tailored end-to-end supply chain fulfillment services and solutions across the prescription, OTC, nutraceutical, medical device and wellness product segments."

 

Mr. Tran earned his MBA in Marketing from the Weatherhead Graduate School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, and his BS in Engineering from the Sibley School of Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University.

 

 

 

 

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