Aptar Pharma Extends its Child-Resistant Nasal Pump Manufacturing Capabilities in North America

Aptar Pharma announced the installation of manufacturing capacity for its Child-Resistant and Senior-Friendly Classic Nasal Pump in their Congers, NY site.

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Aptar Pharma, a manufacturer of drug delivery systems for nasal applications worldwide, announced the installation of manufacturing capacity for its Child-Resistant and Senior-Friendly Classic Nasal Pump in their Congers, NY site. Effective April 2017, a new assembly machine for Aptar Pharma’s Child-Resistant Feature for nasal sprays was transferred from Aptar Pharma’s plant in Southern Germany to Congers, NY. This represents an important step in Aptar Pharma’s history, bringing its manufacturing capacity closer to the target market for which this pump has been successfully established. Aptar Pharma’s Child-Resistant technology platform was developed primarily for the U.S. market when, in 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a rule requiring Child-Resistant packaging for any over-the-counter or drug product containing the equivalent of 0.08 milligrams or more of imidazoline (16 CFR Part 1700.14), a formulation widely used in nasal decongestant topical sprays. Less than two years after the rule’s announcement, Aptar Pharma introduced its newly-engineered Child-Resistant/Senior-Friendly nasal spray pump to the U.S. market, which successfully matched the CPSC requirements. This feat once more underscored Aptar Pharma’s worldwide reputation as an innovative leader and trusted partner in the pharmaceutical industry.

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