BUFFALO, N.Y., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, an uncharacteristic odor associated with a competitor's oxygen absorbing canister caused a voluntary drug recall by a major pharmaceutical manufacturer.
Multisorb's non-toxic StabilOx ® Oxygen Absorbing Canisters were not the cause nor were involved with this drug product recall.
Issues with substandard oxygen absorbers are a systemic issue in the industry. Though not the fault of the pharmaceutical manufacturers that closely adhere to regulatory requirements, recalls like this create a long-lasting, negative impact for the manufacturer as well as for the consumers that rely on the drug product.
For pharmaceutical manufacturers concerned about oxygen absorbers creating off odors and potentially contaminating their drug products, Multisorb Technologies continues to supply the pharmaceutical industry with its non-toxic StabilOx Oxygen Absorbing Canisters. StabilOx Canisters do not exhibit the unpleasant odor that initiated the recall.StabilOx Oxygen Absorbing Canisters help resolve complex stability challenges without the use of toxic components. StabilOx Canisters are non-toxic and formaldehyde free. Unlike the competing oxygen absorbing canister that offers only a minimum 20cc of oxygen capacity and thereby requires the supplemental use of expensive EVOH-based oxygen barrier bottles, Multisorb's StabilOx Canisters offer a minimum 100cc of oxygen capacity and can be used with standard HDPE bottles. Consequently, a container-closure system using StabilOx Canisters can cost 50% less than the competing canister/bottle system. StabilOx Canisters reduce oxidative degradation of drug products and stabilize the pharmaceutical formulations by managing the package headspace moisture and drug product free-moisture. When used within a foil-laminate heat induction sealed standard HDPE bottle, StabilOx Canisters will effectively reduce oxygen to levels below 1% while maintaining humidity levels to <30%, thereby preventing over-drying and balancing the drug product's chemical and physical stability profiles. For added value, Multisorb's StabilOx System combines the protection of its StabilOx Canisters with the reliability of its APA-9000 StabilOx Canister Dispenser, offering an unparalleled system for reliability and ease. Multisorb's APA-9000 easily integrates into existing packaging lines and offers a variety of options.