IPEC e-newsletter - Excipients Insight February 2018 - 28-02-18

 

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Primary Packaging Materials Taskforce reports progress

IPEC Europe’s taskforce on primary packaging materials (PPMs), which was set up last June, is now well advanced in the process of preparing a position paper on the topic which is scheduled for publication in the coming months.

The task force was set because excipient suppliers are increasingly being asked by customers whether PPMs for excipients meet pharma and other industry requirements in the context of the potential composition and migration of substances from contact packaging.

Task force leader Armand Janssen told attendees at the IPEC Europe annual general meeting in Bordeaux earlier this month that the aim is to develop a document that highlights the issues for consideration by excipient users. A knowledge-gathering exercise has been carried out – looking at food contact packaging legislation in Europe and making comparisons between food and pharma approaches – to provide backdrop for the development of the position paper.

 

 

 

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