Stick Packs

Stick packs offer several advantages for patients, including convenience and portability, and allow easy pediatric dosing in a powder that can be mixed with food or beverages to improve compliance, reduce confusion and decrease risk. They are also attractive solutions for pharmaceutical manufacturing because they eliminate the need for encapsulation and tableting processes, simplifying packaging.

Still, stick packs present unique challenges. Protecting product integrity in stick packs is one of the greatest concerns. Specialized equipment and processes are required to ensure that the product is formed, filled, and sealed in an environment with carefully controlled temperature, humidity and residual oxygen. A CDMO should be able to accommodate a range of foil capabilities, dosing solutions and opening features. It should also be able to offer comprehensive support throughout the entire product life cycle, from pre-formulation to manufacturing.

Cambrex supports customers with dedicated stick pack manufacturing operations at our drug product facility in Whippany, NJ. Our state-of-the-art technology and equipment can handle common stick pack solutions as we strive to meet the highest standards for quality and regulatory compliance. Plus, when you partner with Cambrex, you gain access to a high level of expertise. Our experts work closely with you from pharmaceutical development and registration to commercial manufacturing. We are with you every step of the way to help you bring your drug product to market as efficiently as possible.

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We love challenges, and we would like to learn more about yours. Contact us to learn more about our capabilities for manufacturing stick packs and other specialized dosage forms.

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