Comar LLC

Voorhees,  NJ 
United States
http://www.comar.com
  • Booth: 2932

Comar is a specialty packaging and dispensing provider with a longstanding reputation for developing innovative, industry-compliant packaging solutions for the Pharmaceutical and Health Care markets worldwide. We are the market leader in North America for OTC oral syringe systems, printed dosage cups, and glass and plastic dropper assemblies. We also have a full suite of blow molding and injections molding technologies to manufacture a wide range of stock and custom bottles and canisters. All products are manufactured in the U.S.A.


 Press Releases

  • BUENA, NJ – Comar, a leading manufacturer of child-safe dosing products for liquid medications, announced it has redesigned its DoseGuard® valved bottle adapter. Recognized for a proven ability to protect children from accidental overdose of liquid medications, the new DoseGuard® design is compatible with standard 20mm containers comprised of popular resins and glass, and accommodates standard oral syringes. The improved flexibility of DoseGuard® allows it to more easily integrate with packaging lines, and gives manufacturers of liquid over-the-counter and prescription medications an additional means to comply with the April 2016 FDA Guidance on minimizing medication errors.

    In April 2016, FDA released its Guidance for Industry on “Safety Considerations for Product Design to Minimize Medication Errors.” The document refers to an estimated 7,000 deaths occurring each year as a result of medication errors. Medications now exceed household products, such as cleaning fluids, as the primary cause of pediatric poisoning. To develop preventive strategies, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) formed the PROTECT Initiative bringing healthcare professionals together with leading over-the-counter medication and packaging manufacturers. Comar, an original member of the PROTECT Initiative, developed DoseGuard® in response.

    DoseGuard® is a valved bottle adapter that fits into the neck of industry standard (20 mm) bottles whether the bottles are comprised of HDPE, LDPE, PP, PET resins, or glass. The adapter features a patented valve design that remains closed until the tip of an oral syringe is inserted.  Once the oral syringe is inserted into the adapter, the valve opens, allowing for the extraction of medicine into the syringe. When the syringe is removed from the adapter, the valve closes, securing the liquid medicine once again. The opening of the valve is customizable to specific product viscosities, and its one-piece construction using a single material reduces contamination risks. Additional sizes can be added.

    “The latest FDA Guidance for Industry mentions ‘Safety-by-Design,’ which is a concept we strongly believe in,” says LouAnn Evans, Director of Strategic Marketing at Comar. “DoseGuard® helps manufacturers fit the FDA recommendations, both figuratively and literally. By increasing its

    compatibility with industry standard containers and materials, it’s an easier fit in packaging lines. And, with its proven effectiveness in passive child safe performance and accurate dosing administration, it can help significantly to minimize medication errors,” she added.  

    The Comar DoseGuard® valved bottle adapter is protected by patents and manufactured per current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and ISO 9001:13485 quality standards.


 Products

  • AccuCup®
    Printed Dosage Cups - Visually Accurate...

  • Molded-embossed markings can be difficult to read; our AccuCup is imprinted with easy-to-read lines on the outside to increase dosing accuracy. Comar offers a stock AccuCup design with standard print calibrations for smaller purchase-volume requirements or a standard blank cup design that can be printed with custom calibrations, instructions, and a logo in up to 2 colors. Custom ribs can also be designed into the standard blank cup for a unique cap fit.
  • Dosage Spoons
    Coming Soon: Visually accurate, printed dosage spoon...

  • Like our Dosage Cups, our new Printed Dosage Spoon features visually accurate measurement markings for added patient safety.

    • Printed measurement markings for improved visibility
    • Markings are in milliliters (mL), in response to regulatory guidance
    • Printing is on the outside of the spoon, allowing no contact with medication
    • Durable air dried FDA-compliant, food-grade inks make this spoon washable and reusable, unlike any other spoon found on the market!
    • Dishwasher safe
    • Every spoon is Vision System inspected to assure measurement line placement accuracy
    • Custom printing options available
  • SecureCap QuarterLoc Closure
    Child Resistant Closure...

  • The new SecureCap® QuarterLoc Child Resistant Closure offers the familiar push-and-turn child resistant closure opening in a low cost, 1 piece design

    • Excellent functionality for gummy vitamins and other products requiring a Child Resistant Closure
    • Reduced cost - uses ~25% less material than 53mm two-piece push and turn CRC making it more environmentally friendly
    • Meets USP671 Tight Container Integrity requirements
    • Accepts Induction Seal
    • One closure design can be CR or non-CR based on bottle neck finish
    • design
    • Adaptable and scalable for use with multiple products
       
  • SecureCap Dropper Tip Closure
    Child Resistant Closure...

  • SecureCap® closures are available in 13 mm (unit tool), 15 mm and 18 mm sizes. Our closures meet the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) protocol requiring child-resistant closures for over-the-counter or prescription products containing 0.08 milligrams or more of an imidazoline in a single package.

    SecureCap® child-resistant closures are available individually; the 15 mm size can be combined with Comar bottles and dropper tips to provide a complete packaging solution.

  • DoseGuard
    Bottle Adapters (Orifice Reducers)...

  • Recognized for a proven ability to protect children from accidental overdose of liquid medications, the new DoseGuard® design is compatible with standard 20 mm containers comprised of popular resins and glass, and accommodates standard oral syringes. The improved flexibility of DoseGuard® allows it to more easily integrate with packaging lines, and gives manufacturers of liquid over-the-counter and prescription medications an additional means to comply with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  PROTECT Initiative bringing healthcare professionals together with leading over-the-counter medication and packaging manufacturers.

    • Works with standard bottles of HDPE, LDPE, PP, PET, or glass material
    • Securely connects to container finish are rests on top of the finish, this low profile allows for use of a standard closure
    • Patented valve design remains closed until the tip of the oral syringe is inserted into the valve
    • The valve opening is customizable to specific product viscosity and is easily adaptable to an open hole flow restrictor for use with products requiring dosage cups
    • Single material one piece construction reduces contamination risks