Airnov to maximize oxygen protection in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products

Oxynov barrier bottles and Pharmakeep to protect oxygen-sensitive products

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Airnov on maximizing oxygen protection in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products (Photo: Airnov)
Airnov on maximizing oxygen protection in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products (Photo: Airnov)

Airnov Healthcare Packaging, a global leader in controlled atmosphere packaging, enables manufacturers of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products to optimize their product development cycles through its series of oxygen protection and simulation solutions.

Products in these categories are often oxygen-sensitive and require protective packaging. It includes drugs, probiotics, proteins, stents, surgical products, devices, and various dry products. To protect such vital commodities, Airnov offers two key solutions – Oxynov Barrier Bottles and Pharmakeep.

Oxynov barrier bottles utilize extrusion-blow-molding (EBM) technology, creating a six-layer bottle with ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) that offers the highest barrier to oxygen and moisture available on the market within this packaging category. Further, these rigid bottles do not shrink when using oxygen absorbers, offering a superior outcome to alternative standard LDPE and HDPE bottles.

Pharmakeep is a two-in-one oxygen and moisture absorber, available in drop-in canisters and packets. It helps to simplify the protection process and offers a fast way of absorbing oxygen inside the headspace of the packaging versus iron oxygen absorbers. As a result, oxygen concentrations are reduced from 20.8% to less than 0.01%, avoiding the use of nitrogen flushing.

Airnov to evaluate oxygen protection with Stablus simulator 

Airnov also offers a global evaluation tool for oxygen protection through its Stablus predictive simulator. Stablus helps to reduce time spent on product development in relation to the selection of appropriate protective solutions.

“We are encouraging our customers to evaluate oxygen protection with Stablus at start of their product development projects to help optimize oxygen protection, taking into account the key criteria of a drug product such as moisture content, packaging performance, and climatic conditions, shelf-life” commented Stephane Rault, Oxygen Absorber Product Manager at Airnov.

“If you’re looking to reduce your development time and costs, please contact Airnov for a full oxygen protection evaluation,” he added.

Airnov’s Oxynov barrier bottles and Pharmakeep oxygen absorbers are widely available in different specifications, the company’s development team on hand to provide Stablus services throughout various regions.

 

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