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SCIENTIST SPOTLIGHT: April 2018

Name: Michelle Shelton
Alcami Site: Wilmington, NC

How long have you been with Alcami?
I joined Alcami in September 2016.

What is your role? 
I am an Assistant Scientist II. My roles include performing Microbial Limit Tests (MLT), Antimicrobial Effectiveness Test (AET), and growth promotion testing, as well as helping with special studies when the need arises.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The people I work with are the most rewarding part of my job. We are dedicated to completing projects accurately and on-time and we support one another daily to make sure that happens.

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Understanding Pharmaceutical Packaging

For oral solid dose (OSD) pharmaceuticals, decisions regarding the type of packaging used are critical to the success of a product. The best formulated product in the world can fail if it is contained in an inappropriate package. So how does one decide which packaging to use for a product?

First and foremost, the package has to protect the product from damage or degradation. Different barriers can protect from moisture, light, or gases, such as oxygen or carbon dioxide. Blistered products may use cold-formed aluminum to block light completely. Vials, at times, use light protective sleeves for the same purpose. Bottled products may require the use of a coil to keep tablets from breaking during shipment. Alcami works with clients to customize the best package configuration for product protection.

Topics: Serialization Oral Solid Dose Packaging Blogs