Thursday, October 5, 2017
Akina Happenings: Office of Generic Drugs Public Workshop presentation, shipping improvements.
hese are busy times at PolySciTech division of Akina, Inc (www.polyscitech.com). Tomorrow, several employees will be at the FDA public workshop “Demonstrating Equivalence of Generic Complex Drug Substances and Formulations” October 6, 2017 (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.), FDA White Oak Campus (https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/NewsEvents/ucm552461.htm) with both a presentation by Dr. Kinam Park as well as three scientific poster presentations detailing research from collaborative work between the FDA and Akina, Inc. for development of a variety of assay techniques and methodologies. Also, Akina, Inc. is upgrading the packaging process for biodegradable polymers. In order to improve shipping condition, our products are now argon-flushed as part of the packaging process. Flushing the bottle with this chemically inert gas provides for an added layer protection during transport, by removing components that the polymer could potentially react with such as water and oxygen. This is in addition to the other precautions already taken (ice packs, desiccant) as part of shipping to ensure high product quality upon arrival.