Omega Partners With Mactec to Offer Unit Dose / Blister Packaging

Omega Design has announced a strategic partnership with MACTEC Packaging Technologies (mactecpackaging.com), which offers state-of-the-art blister machines for small format production of pharmaceutical and health & beauty aid products, including R&D and clinical trial applications.

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Packaging + Processing OEM features Omega on Workforce Development

The summer 2017 edition of Packaging + Processing OEM magazine features an in-depth profile of Omega Design.  Be sure to check out the article - Harvesting fruit from the STEM, by Matt Reynolds, editorial director - which looks at how Omega Design's commitments to external workforce development and internal training have it primed to tackle whatever the pharma industry has in store for the next generation.

Read the Harvesting fruit from the STEM here.

Process Strategies for Serialization Success

Excerpt from Serialization Countdown's April 17, 2017 online article by Keren Sooke, Director of Editorial Content at PMMI Media Group:

When we hear success stories, we often look for patterns that we can apply in our own lives. Serialization in pharmaceutical packaging is no exception. During a presentation at the Healthcare Packaging & Processing Conference co-located with this year’s PACK EXPO East in Philadelphia, Glenn Siegele, President and CEO at Omega Design Corporation, explained that serialization success stories share common themes. Each story has a clearly defined process strategy and a path to implementation. The underlining message in this presentation was to emphasize that serialization solutions may be unique to each application, but there are common approaches to solving them.

To read more of this article and learn of Glenn Siegele's presentation, refer to:

 

Pharma Expo Q&A with Chris Siegele

Omega's Serialization Specialist, Chris Siegele, answered an exclusive Pharmaceutical Processing questionnaire to share more about Omega Design, its technologies, and some of the upcoming trends in the industry.

Some of the questions addressed include:

  • Tell us about your company. Specifically, what do you do and what are some of the areas that you excel in?
  • What are some of the major innovations that have taken place in your industry in recent years? How has it impacted operations?
  • What are the biggest challenges in your industry? How have companies endeavored to address this?
  • Where do you see the most room for growth within your industry?
  • What are the biggest markets of your industry and why do you think that is?

Click here to read the answers.

 

Press Release: Omega becomes partner-in-residence at Systech Headquarters

Omega Design Corporation, a global provider of packaging machinery, serialization solutions, and bottle unscrambling technology has become a partner-in-residence at Systech International, based in Princeton, NJ, a global leader in serialization, track-and-trace, authentication, and trusted consumer engagement.

Read more at:

http://news.europawire.eu/omega-design-becomes-partner-in-residence-at-systechs-princeton-headquarters-27190/eu-press-release/2016/05/12/#

Track and Trace Roundtable in American Pharmaceutical Review

Glenn Siegele, President of Omega Design Corporation, was one of three featured panelists in a serialization roundtable article published in the American Pharmaceutical Review.

Questions asked include:

  • Many regulations for track-and trace and serialization are still being finalized. What advice can you give to a pharma company that wants to be prepared?
  • What anti-counterfeiting and anti-diversion technologies show the most promise to thwart illegal activities and why?
  • What are some of the biggest barriers to implement track and trace technologies? Cost? Complexity? Lack of regulatory guidelines?
  • What segment of the industry is really driving advances in track and trace/serialization? Government? Industry? Vendors? Why? Who has the most to gain, or lose?
  • Do you foresee regulatory agencies around the globe coming to a joint consensus on track and trace regulations in the near future?

Read the answers here.

Collaboration: Systech and Omega

Omega's collaboration with Systech was cited in Contract Pharma Magazine in April 2016 in the Collaborations & Alliances section.

 

Systech International, a provider of brand protection technologies, wilI now offer its UniSolve serialization software as an inte­grated solution with Omega Design Corp. - a global provider of packaging machin­ery, serialization solutions, and bottle un­scrambling technology.

UniSolve, Systech's serialization soft­ware will be available in an all-in-one, pre-configured offering from Omega. The companies have a history of collaboration and Systech's software is frequently used as part of Omega's deployments.

"For the last 8 years, we have part­nered with Systech to deploy world class material handling integrated with their serialization software," said Glenn Siegele, president of Omega. "Combin­ing our product offerings into a single solution anticipates the critical need for rapid deployment as many of our clients face looming global deadlines to protect the supply chain."

In partnering with Systech's UniSolve software, Omega can now deliver rapid deployment, pre-configured serialization modules in as little as 60 days, accord­ing to the company. The solution offers one integrated manual, integrated single validation documents and a combined Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) that helps streamline the site integration and valida­tion process.

"Demand for our supply chain solu­tions has exploded as the need for en­terprise serialization, track and trace, authentication and regulatory compli­ance expands in adjacent markets such as food and beverage, retail and con­sumer products," notes Lou Arace, chief operating officer, Systech. "Our global clientele has long relied on Omega and Systech to protect their brands, their bottom line, and-most importantly­ their consumers."

Workforce Solutions on Display and at Work

Omega Design was featured in a great piece on combining show preparation with workforce development, written by Keith Campbell and posted on Packaging World's website. 

The article goes on to detail that Omega "had a robot on display in their booth [at Pack Expo 2015 in Las Vegas]. But what makes this robot unique, is that it is part of Omega's efforts to support their local high school system in preparing the manufacturing workforce of tomorrow."

According to the author, "This was a great example of the collaboration needed between education and industry to solve America's workforce development challenge."

  • Read the full article here
  • Watch the collaborative robot video here

Press Release: Omega Introduces New Inline Stretch Bander

Written By | Contact: Chris Siegele (csiegele@omegadesign.com)

Omega Design Corporation – a global provider of packaging machinery, serialization solutions, and bottle unscrambling technology, has introduced its new Quantum Class Bandit Stretch Bander. It is an inline stretch bander capable of handling a wide range of cartons.

According to the company, the Bandit can process up to 300 cartons/minute and is easily integrated into new and existing packaging lines.

The Bandit is a part of Omega’s new Quantum Class of premium packaging equipment. Omega Design claims it offers a compact footprint and balcony-style design, and the Bandit allows for easy user access, product visibility, and modular add-ons. The machine also delivers integrated vertical carton stacking capabilities through state-of-the-art components and 5-7 servo motors for optimum motion control. The machine features advanced recipe control and quick changeover protocol, and comes standard with Allen-Bradley 1000 PanelView on a swing arm.

“Increasingly, pharmaceutical manufacturers and contract packagers are interested in end of line solutions that offer user-friendly operation and versatile production options,” says Glenn Siegele, president of Omega Design Corporation, in a released statement. “Our new inline Stretch Bander meets both of these concerns, and can be integrated into existing packaging lines in an uncomplicated, cost-effective fashion.”

The Bandit can be utilized to complement Omega Design Corp.’s groundbreaking line of serialization solutions. The machine also can be configured for the bundling of bottles.

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