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06-12-12
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TLMI Selects Schreiner MediPharm's Pharma-Comb Void Label for Innovator Award

Schreiner MediPharm was able to score yet again with an intelligent specialty solution at this year’s TLMI awards competition. The Pharma-Comb Void label received the international Innovator Award of the North American Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute. Furthermore, the two-layered label with an integrated void effect and a detachable label part secured the first-place award in the “flat-bed screen printing category.” The labels were developed with and for SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCLN), a US-based, China-focused specialty pharmaceutical company for its product ZADAXIN® (thymalfasin), an immunostimulatory agent for the treatment of cancer and hepatitis, and as a vaccine adjuvant.

Every year, the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) recognizes the best products of the label industry. Innovation as well as printing and finishing quality are aspects that receive particular attention. Schreiner MediPharm convinced the judges with the Pharma-Comb Void label and won the Innovator Award plus the first-place award in the “flat-bed screen printing” category. “Thanks to its unique design the Pharma-Comb Void label prevents an undetected reuse of a vial with an original label,” says Ann L. Merchant, global president of Schreiner MediPharm. “The TLMI accolades underscore the novelty value and technical sophistication of this concept for product security.”

The label disintegrates into several components when used for the first time. In addition, when pulling off the tear strip that wraps around the closure cap, two indicator fields are exposed with the words “Opened” and “Used.” This helps avoid used vials being refilled for the purpose of selling them as perceived originals.  Patients are thus protected from administration of substances that are ineffective or may even be harmful to their health. Furthermore, the Pharma-Comb Void label offers a value-added benefit to healthcare staff, as the integrated label part can be used to reliably mark filled syringes.