Adding high-speed, high-resolution printing to a pouch-making system

To increase package automation and reduce preprinted inventory, medical device packagers often consider inline package forming and printing. One option is the QuickPouch pouch-making system. At Pack Expo Las Vegas 2017, Videojet Technologies mounted one of its printers on a QuickPouch system, demonstrating the potential for high-speed, high-resolution printing on Tyvek pouches and other formats.

Nick Knapp, a Videojet Regional Product Manager, explains that the QuickPouch system is ideal for use with Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO) technology. “The Videojet 6420 and the new 6530 with iAssure code quality assurance technology can be integrated with the poucher for high-speed, high-resolution printing,” he tells PMP News. “Another printing technology, continuous ink-jet, is also a widely used solution for pouch printing.”

The QuickPouch/Videojet solution could especially interest medical device manufacturers concerned with UDI requirements, Knapp says. “Manufacturers who print on medical device packaging or on test kit packaging can benefit from our TTO and QuickPouch solution,” he explains. “The Videojet 6530 running on the QuickPouch system can provide high-contrast and consistent alphanumeric codes, logos, and bar codes at speeds meeting industry standards.”

For instance, in terms of bar code grading, “tests have shown that the new Videojet 6530 TTO and new Videojet 15-Z55JQ10 ribbon together have consistently achieved grades of ‘A’ and ‘B’ on Tyvek,” he says.

At Pack Expo, Videojet ran the 6530 and QuickPouch at 50 ft./min. using the new Videojet 15-Z55JQ10 ribbon specifically designed for printing on rough textures, Knapp explains. “However, Videojet TTO systems can often print much faster depending on the substrate’s compatibility with the ribbon,” he says. “As there are different grades of Tyvek and other materials, we recommend that customers take advantage of the Videojet sample lab, where a number of tests can be run to ensure the application is optimized.”   

All-film pouches can also be printed using this solution, but “different films may require different ribbons to ensure the best print quality,” he explains. “For use in Videojet TTO printers, Videojet currently offers 9 different ribbon grades and 12 different colors.”

When asked whether the print would survive sterilization or high-heat processes, Knapp says that “high-heat sterilization of these printed Tyvek pouches is not common and the composition of Videojet 15-Z55JQ10 ribbon and typical TTO ribbons does not allow for survival of high-heat sterilization processes. While the new ribbon has not yet been certified for EtO low temperature sterilization processing on Tyvek pouches, Videojet expects it to perform well.”

For more details, visit Videojet at Booth #5001 and Quick Pouch at Booth #5089 at WestPack February 6-8 in Anaheim, CA.

 

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How do you know you’re a packaging engineer?

Being a packaging engineer means you’re in a club, of sorts. Members definitely have their own language, peppered with acronyms and idioms, as well as distinct character traits. What are some idiosyncrasies you’ve seen in packaging engineers?

Tell us how you would finish this sentence: “You know you’re a packaging engineer if…”

My colleagues and I thought of a couple already:

Daphne Allen, executive editor of Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News: “…you do impromptu burst tests in the grocery store.”

Rick Lingle, senior technical editor of Packaging Digest: “…you cringe every time someone says ‘cardboard box’ when it’s really a corrugated box.”

Me: “…you can properly pronounce organoleptics and polyethylene terephthalate.”

What comes to your mind? CLICK HERE NOW TO TAKE OUR SURVEY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PkgEng

We’ll share responses from our audience online.

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Could Dippin’ Dots technology benefit your products?

Dippin’ Dots have provided tasty refreshment for decades. But could the technology behind the flash-frozen beaded ice cream also be used for medical and pharmaceutical products?

Dippin’ Dots is launching Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics LLC to offer its “patented technology and equipment to other industries where cryogenics is applicable including nutraceutical, pharmacy, agriculture, aquaculture, and animal feed,” it was announced this week in a news release. The company’s process employs liquid nitrogen to flash freeze products. 

Stan Jones, Dippin’ Dots chief development officer, tells PMP News that the technology is being proposed for medical and pharmaceutical products. “Many of the essential oils and other substances that require flash freezing for high freeze quality and further freeze drying processes will benefit from this technology,” he explains. “This makes the product in powder form that can be encapsulated with a long shelf life. Some of Dippin’ Dots’ equipment is currently freezing aloe oil from the aloe plant used in many vitamin and dietary supplements. Many other products will benefit from this technology.”

Examples given of potential applications include probiotics, bacterial cultures, and plant extractions.

Preservation of the product depends on storage after our processing, Jones says. “What this technology does is provide the fastest freezing technology that provides the highest quality product as ice crystals are much smaller than from similar processes,” he explains. “Smaller ice crystals equate to higher quality. If the product is freeze dried after processing through our equipment, it would then be very well preserved. Our process for flash freeze pelletizing makes freeze drying more efficient by increasing the surface area of the product so the moisture can be removed.”

When asked whether there would be any particular packaging required for the process, Jones told PMP News that “packaging will depend on the product. Products coming from the Dippin’ Dots processor might be the finished product, which would require packaging that would handle cryogenic temperatures, or the product coming might be a component or a blend for another finished product, which would require less temperature sensitive packaging.” 

Based on customer needs, the Dippin’ Dots Cryogenic team can customize machines from its exclusive equipment manufacturer. The machines employ a clean-in-place process and can be sized from small-scale pilot plant systems to high-capacity units that could produce 2000 kg per hour. Specifications such as control systems and steam cleaning can be tailored to each client.

“The small footprint and exceptional volume capacity is what makes the Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics processor stand out,” said Jones in a statement. “We understand its capabilities beyond what we foundationally use it for and look forward to sharing our innovations with other industries.”

Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer added in the statement: “This is the next logical step for us as an organization. Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics not only increases the Dippin’ Dots portfolio and global footprint, but also allows our systems to be utilized across various industries to improve and enhance products. We’re proud to officially extend our extensive cryogenic knowledge and experience to benefit other organizations.”

For additional information regarding Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics LLC, contact cryogenics@dippindots.com.

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Stay on top of the latest packaging industry trends, technologies, and materials with more than 12 hours of free sessions at the WestPack Hub on the expo floor. Engaging presentations and live demos from leading packaging design and manufacturing thought leaders will be offered daily, covering need-to-know topics such as e-commerce, smart packaging, sustainability, packaging design, and more. View schedule

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Could Dippin’ Dots technology benefit your products?

Dippin’ Dots have provided tasty refreshment for decades. But could the technology behind the flash-frozen beaded ice cream also be used for medical and pharmaceutical products?

Dippin’ Dots is launching Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics LLC to offer its “patented technology and equipment to other industries where cryogenics is applicable including nutraceutical, pharmacy, agriculture, aquaculture, and animal feed,” it was announced this week in a news release. The company’s process employs liquid nitrogen to flash freeze products. 

Stan Jones, Dippin’ Dots chief development officer, tells PMP News that the technology is being proposed for medical and pharmaceutical products. “Many of the essential oils and other substances that require flash freezing for high freeze quality and further freeze drying processes will benefit from this technology,” he explains. “This makes the product in powder form that can be encapsulated with a long shelf life. Some of Dippin’ Dots’ equipment is currently freezing aloe oil from the aloe plant used in many vitamin and dietary supplements. Many other products will benefit from this technology.”

Examples given of potential applications include probiotics, bacterial cultures, and plant extractions.

Preservation of the product depends on storage after our processing, Jones says. “What this technology does is provide the fastest freezing technology that provides the highest quality product as ice crystals are much smaller than from similar processes,” he explains. “Smaller ice crystals equate to higher quality. If the product is freeze dried after processing through our equipment, it would then be very well preserved. Our process for flash freeze pelletizing makes freeze drying more efficient by increasing the surface area of the product so the moisture can be removed.”

When asked whether there would be any particular packaging required for the process, Jones told PMP News that “packaging will depend on the product. Products coming from the Dippin’ Dots processor might be the finished product, which would require packaging that would handle cryogenic temperatures, or the product coming might be a component or a blend for another finished product, which would require less temperature sensitive packaging.” 

Based on customer needs, the Dippin’ Dots Cryogenic team can customize machines from its exclusive equipment manufacturer. The machines employ a clean-in-place process and can be sized from small-scale pilot plant systems to high-capacity units that could produce 2000 kg per hour. Specifications such as control systems and steam cleaning can be tailored to each client.

“The small footprint and exceptional volume capacity is what makes the Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics processor stand out,” said Jones in a statement. “We understand its capabilities beyond what we foundationally use it for and look forward to sharing our innovations with other industries.”

Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer added in the statement: “This is the next logical step for us as an organization. Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics not only increases the Dippin’ Dots portfolio and global footprint, but also allows our systems to be utilized across various industries to improve and enhance products. We’re proud to officially extend our extensive cryogenic knowledge and experience to benefit other organizations.”

For additional information regarding Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics LLC, contact cryogenics@dippindots.com.

**********************************Visit WestPack 2018 for 3 Days of Free Packaging Industry Education February 6-8 in Anaheim, CA

Stay on top of the latest packaging industry trends, technologies, and materials with more than 12 hours of free sessions at the WestPack Hub on the expo floor. Engaging presentations and live demos from leading packaging design and manufacturing thought leaders will be offered daily, covering need-to-know topics such as e-commerce, smart packaging, sustainability, packaging design, and more. View schedule

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Could Dippin’ Dots technology benefit your products?

Dippin’ Dots have provided tasty refreshment for decades. But could the technology behind the flash-frozen beaded ice cream also be used for medical and pharmaceutical products?

Dippin’ Dots is launching Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics LLC to offer its “patented technology and equipment to other industries where cryogenics is applicable including nutraceutical, pharmacy, agriculture, aquaculture, and animal feed,” it was announced this week in a news release. The company’s process employs liquid nitrogen to flash freeze products. 

Stan Jones, Dippin’ Dots chief development officer, tells PMP News that the technology is being proposed for medical and pharmaceutical products. “Many of the essential oils and other substances that require flash freezing for high freeze quality and further freeze drying processes will benefit from this technology,” he explains. “This makes the product in powder form that can be encapsulated with a long shelf life. Some of Dippin’ Dots’ equipment is currently freezing aloe oil from the aloe plant used in many vitamin and dietary supplements. Many other products will benefit from this technology.”

Examples given of potential applications include probiotics, bacterial cultures, and plant extractions.

Preservation of the product depends on storage after our processing, Jones says. “What this technology does is provide the fastest freezing technology that provides the highest quality product as ice crystals are much smaller than from similar processes,” he explains. “Smaller ice crystals equate to higher quality. If the product is freeze dried after processing through our equipment, it would then be very well preserved. Our process for flash freeze pelletizing makes freeze drying more efficient by increasing the surface area of the product so the moisture can be removed.”

When asked whether there would be any particular packaging required for the process, Jones told PMP News that “packaging will depend on the product. Products coming from the Dippin’ Dots processor might be the finished product, which would require packaging that would handle cryogenic temperatures, or the product coming might be a component or a blend for another finished product, which would require less temperature sensitive packaging.” 

Based on customer needs, the Dippin’ Dots Cryogenic team can customize machines from its exclusive equipment manufacturer. The machines employ a clean-in-place process and can be sized from small-scale pilot plant systems to high-capacity units that could produce 2000 kg per hour. Specifications such as control systems and steam cleaning can be tailored to each client.

“The small footprint and exceptional volume capacity is what makes the Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics processor stand out,” said Jones in a statement. “We understand its capabilities beyond what we foundationally use it for and look forward to sharing our innovations with other industries.”

Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer added in the statement: “This is the next logical step for us as an organization. Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics not only increases the Dippin’ Dots portfolio and global footprint, but also allows our systems to be utilized across various industries to improve and enhance products. We’re proud to officially extend our extensive cryogenic knowledge and experience to benefit other organizations.”

For additional information regarding Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics LLC, contact cryogenics@dippindots.com.

**********************************Visit WestPack 2018 for 3 Days of Free Packaging Industry Education February 6-8 in Anaheim, CA

Stay on top of the latest packaging industry trends, technologies, and materials with more than 12 hours of free sessions at the WestPack Hub on the expo floor. Engaging presentations and live demos from leading packaging design and manufacturing thought leaders will be offered daily, covering need-to-know topics such as e-commerce, smart packaging, sustainability, packaging design, and more. View schedule

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Could Dippin’ Dots technology benefit your products?

Dippin’ Dots have provided tasty refreshment for decades. But could the technology behind the flash-frozen beaded ice cream also be used for medical and pharmaceutical products?

Dippin’ Dots is launching Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics LLC to offer its “patented technology and equipment to other industries where cryogenics is applicable including nutraceutical, pharmacy, agriculture, aquaculture, and animal feed,” it was announced this week in a news release. The company’s process employs liquid nitrogen to flash freeze products. 

Stan Jones, Dippin’ Dots chief development officer, tells PMP News that the technology is being proposed for medical and pharmaceutical products. “Many of the essential oils and other substances that require flash freezing for high freeze quality and further freeze drying processes will benefit from this technology,” he explains. “This makes the product in powder form that can be encapsulated with a long shelf life. Some of Dippin’ Dots’ equipment is currently freezing aloe oil from the aloe plant used in many vitamin and dietary supplements. Many other products will benefit from this technology.”

Examples given of potential applications include probiotics, bacterial cultures, and plant extractions.

Preservation of the product depends on storage after our processing, Jones says. “What this technology does is provide the fastest freezing technology that provides the highest quality product as ice crystals are much smaller than from similar processes,” he explains. “Smaller ice crystals equate to higher quality. If the product is freeze dried after processing through our equipment, it would then be very well preserved. Our process for flash freeze pelletizing makes freeze drying more efficient by increasing the surface area of the product so the moisture can be removed.”

When asked whether there would be any particular packaging required for the process, Jones told PMP News that “packaging will depend on the product. Products coming from the Dippin’ Dots processor might be the finished product, which would require packaging that would handle cryogenic temperatures, or the product coming might be a component or a blend for another finished product, which would require less temperature sensitive packaging.” 

Based on customer needs, the Dippin’ Dots Cryogenic team can customize machines from its exclusive equipment manufacturer. The machines employ a clean-in-place process and can be sized from small-scale pilot plant systems to high-capacity units that could produce 2000 kg per hour. Specifications such as control systems and steam cleaning can be tailored to each client.

“The small footprint and exceptional volume capacity is what makes the Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics processor stand out,” said Jones in a statement. “We understand its capabilities beyond what we foundationally use it for and look forward to sharing our innovations with other industries.”

Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer added in the statement: “This is the next logical step for us as an organization. Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics not only increases the Dippin’ Dots portfolio and global footprint, but also allows our systems to be utilized across various industries to improve and enhance products. We’re proud to officially extend our extensive cryogenic knowledge and experience to benefit other organizations.”

For additional information regarding Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics LLC, contact cryogenics@dippindots.com.

**********************************Visit WestPack 2018 for 3 Days of Free Packaging Industry Education February 6-8 in Anaheim, CA

Stay on top of the latest packaging industry trends, technologies, and materials with more than 12 hours of free sessions at the WestPack Hub on the expo floor. Engaging presentations and live demos from leading packaging design and manufacturing thought leaders will be offered daily, covering need-to-know topics such as e-commerce, smart packaging, sustainability, packaging design, and more. View schedule

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Could Dippin’ Dots technology benefit your products?

Dippin’ Dots have provided tasty refreshment for decades. But could the technology behind the flash-frozen beaded ice cream also be used for medical and pharmaceutical products?

Dippin’ Dots is launching Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics LLC to offer its “patented technology and equipment to other industries where cryogenics is applicable including nutraceutical, pharmacy, agriculture, aquaculture, and animal feed,” it was announced this week in a news release. The company’s process employs liquid nitrogen to flash freeze products. 

Stan Jones, Dippin’ Dots chief development officer, tells PMP News that the technology is being proposed for medical and pharmaceutical products. “Many of the essential oils and other substances that require flash freezing for high freeze quality and further freeze drying processes will benefit from this technology,” he explains. “This makes the product in powder form that can be encapsulated with a long shelf life. Some of Dippin’ Dots’ equipment is currently freezing aloe oil from the aloe plant used in many vitamin and dietary supplements. Many other products will benefit from this technology.”

Examples given of potential applications include probiotics, bacterial cultures, and plant extractions.

Preservation of the product depends on storage after our processing, Jones says. “What this technology does is provide the fastest freezing technology that provides the highest quality product as ice crystals are much smaller than from similar processes,” he explains. “Smaller ice crystals equate to higher quality. If the product is freeze dried after processing through our equipment, it would then be very well preserved. Our process for flash freeze pelletizing makes freeze drying more efficient by increasing the surface area of the product so the moisture can be removed.”

When asked whether there would be any particular packaging required for the process, Jones told PMP News that “packaging will depend on the product. Products coming from the Dippin’ Dots processor might be the finished product, which would require packaging that would handle cryogenic temperatures, or the product coming might be a component or a blend for another finished product, which would require less temperature sensitive packaging.” 

Based on customer needs, the Dippin’ Dots Cryogenic team can customize machines from its exclusive equipment manufacturer. The machines employ a clean-in-place process and can be sized from small-scale pilot plant systems to high-capacity units that could produce 2000 kg per hour. Specifications such as control systems and steam cleaning can be tailored to each client.

“The small footprint and exceptional volume capacity is what makes the Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics processor stand out,” said Jones in a statement. “We understand its capabilities beyond what we foundationally use it for and look forward to sharing our innovations with other industries.”

Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer added in the statement: “This is the next logical step for us as an organization. Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics not only increases the Dippin’ Dots portfolio and global footprint, but also allows our systems to be utilized across various industries to improve and enhance products. We’re proud to officially extend our extensive cryogenic knowledge and experience to benefit other organizations.”

For additional information regarding Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics LLC, contact cryogenics@dippindots.com.

**********************************Visit WestPack 2018 for 3 Days of Free Packaging Industry Education February 6-8 in Anaheim, CA

Stay on top of the latest packaging industry trends, technologies, and materials with more than 12 hours of free sessions at the WestPack Hub on the expo floor. Engaging presentations and live demos from leading packaging design and manufacturing thought leaders will be offered daily, covering need-to-know topics such as e-commerce, smart packaging, sustainability, packaging design, and more. View schedule

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The Recycling Challenge puts experts to the test

How good are you at identifying what packages are recyclable or should be trashed? Are you willing to put your reputation to the test? The Recycling Challenge game at WestPack 2018 (Feb. 6-8; Anaheim, CA) will award three players with prizes.

Attendees to WestPack 2018 can play The Recycling Challenge. Simply visit the WestPack Hub in Booth #5297 anytime during the three-day event. Contestants will be given a variety of real packages used in a typical household and asked to sort them into three bins: one for recycling, one for store drop-off recycling only and one for garbage destined for the landfill. The Recycling Challenge only takes a couple minutes to complete, but the lesson will linger.

The Recycling Challenge, designed by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, shows packaging professionals—in a fun way—how confusing it can be for consumers to know what to do with empty packages. SPC senior manager Trina Matta will conduct the game.

“The game is designed to teach packaging professionals that it is not always straightforward how to recycle a package, and that on-package labels like How2Recycle are critical in helping people recycle more materials and reduce contamination of the recycling stream,” Matta says. “Some of what makes packaging ‘not recyclable’ are things not visible to the naked eye, so even experts don’t always know just by looking at a package. The label helps clarify those hidden things.”

Everyone who plays the game will be entered into a drawing for three Amazon gift cards. Players must supply their names, phone numbers and email addresses so we can contact the winners after the event. Of course you need to be present to play, but if you are a lucky winner, you do not need to be present to receive your prize.

Sign up now to attend WestPack 2018 (click the link) and make plans to take The Recycling Challenge. Bring your besties with you to cheer you on.

 

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SoloStar to help deliver first ‘follow-on’ insulin lispro

FDA has approved Sanofi’s Admelog as “the first follow-on insulin lispro to help people living with diabetes manage blood sugar levels at mealtime,” Sanofi reports in a news release. The product will be supplied in vials and in the SoloStar pen, shown above.

Jon Florio, manager, U.S. diabetes communications for Sanofi, tells PMP News that the SoloStar is Sanofi’s prefilled, multi-purpose, disposable insulin pen technology for the administration of Lantus (insulin glargine injection) 100 Units/mL, Apidra (insulin glulisine [rDNA origin] injection), Toujeo (insulin glargine 300 Units/mL), and Soliqua 100/33 (insulin glargine and lixisenatide injection) 100 Units/mL and 33 mcg/mL.

First launched in 2007, SoloStar was recognized with a 2007 GOOD DESIGN Award by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. “The SoloStar pen technology allows accurate dosing and is designed to meet with patient’s needs,” Florio explains. “It takes into account the recommendations of doctors and other experts in diabetes care.

“Since production began in 2007, more than one billion SoloStar pens have left the Sanofi site in Frankfurt, Germany, helping millions of people worldwide to support their diabetes treatment,” he adds. “The SoloStar technology is the most frequently used disposable insulin injection pen technology in the world.”

Admelog was also granted marketing authorization as a biosimilar, under the proprietary name, Insulin lispro Sanofi, by the European Commission in July 2017, the company reports.

“Sanofi has a deep heritage and broad experience in providing treatments for people living with diabetes. Complementing our existing insulin portfolio, Admelog will offer a more affordable option for those who require control of their blood sugar levels at mealtime,” said Stefan Oelrich, Executive Vice President and Head, Global Diabetes and Cardiovascular, Sanofi, in a statement. “The approval of Admelog is an important milestone for Sanofi in our mission to serve patients living with chronic diseases such as diabetes.”

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SoloStar to help deliver first ‘follow-on’ insulin lispro

FDA has approved Sanofi’s Admelog as “the first follow-on insulin lispro to help people living with diabetes manage blood sugar levels at mealtime,” Sanofi reports in a news release. The product will be supplied in vials and in the SoloStar pen, shown above.

Jon Florio, manager, U.S. diabetes communications for Sanofi, tells PMP News that the SoloStar is Sanofi’s prefilled, multi-purpose, disposable insulin pen technology for the administration of Lantus (insulin glargine injection) 100 Units/mL, Apidra (insulin glulisine [rDNA origin] injection), Toujeo (insulin glargine 300 Units/mL), and Soliqua 100/33 (insulin glargine and lixisenatide injection) 100 Units/mL and 33 mcg/mL.

First launched in 2007, SoloStar was recognized with a 2007 GOOD DESIGN Award by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. “The SoloStar pen technology allows accurate dosing and is designed to meet with patient’s needs,” Florio explains. “It takes into account the recommendations of doctors and other experts in diabetes care.

“Since production began in 2007, more than one billion SoloStar pens have left the Sanofi site in Frankfurt, Germany, helping millions of people worldwide to support their diabetes treatment,” he adds. “The SoloStar technology is the most frequently used disposable insulin injection pen technology in the world.”

Admelog was also granted marketing authorization as a biosimilar, under the proprietary name, Insulin lispro Sanofi, by the European Commission in July 2017, the company reports.

“Sanofi has a deep heritage and broad experience in providing treatments for people living with diabetes. Complementing our existing insulin portfolio, Admelog will offer a more affordable option for those who require control of their blood sugar levels at mealtime,” said Stefan Oelrich, Executive Vice President and Head, Global Diabetes and Cardiovascular, Sanofi, in a statement. “The approval of Admelog is an important milestone for Sanofi in our mission to serve patients living with chronic diseases such as diabetes.”

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