Smithers Pira predicts US$1.1 trillion global packaging market by 2024
September 19, 2014 | News

Smithers Pira predicts US$1.1 trillion global packaging market by 2024

Healthcare packaging and packaging for other consumer goods will remain the fastest-growing segments.
Food-centric design rebrands Fiber Choice supplements
September 17, 2014 | Package Case Study

Food-centric design rebrands Fiber Choice supplements

Package graphics communicate to consumers that the product is made from 100% natural fiber found in fruits and vegetables.
GS1 US has published a guideline that details how to implement GS1 Standards to support the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), and enhance patient safety and security in the pharmaceutical supply chain. (This photo is for illustration purposes only.)
September 17, 2014 | News

Guideline delineates how to implement GS1 standards

Document provides intelligence to support pharmaceutical lot-level management and future item-level traceability requirements
FIGURE 1: Experimental set-up: Monitoring set-up in the lab showing three VisiSens detection units (cameras on the right corner) connected to a PC and software screen (a); test vial containing alginate beads in direct contact with the detector unit for CO2 monitoring (b); monitoring set-up allows detection of three parameters pH, O2 and CO2 (c).
September 16, 2014 | Feature Article

Immobilized plant cells: from DSMZ to the customer

VisiSens technology is used to detect metabolic activities of immobilized plant cells during simulated cell transport in a closed system.
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PMMI announces intention to purchase Summit Media Group, Inc.
September 16, 2014 | News

PMMI announces intention to purchase Summit Media Group, Inc.

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies and owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, has entered into an agreement to purchase Summit Media Group, Inc., publisher of Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, and Contract Packaging.
Could medication adherence gains be achieved as a result of our fondness for smartphones, tablets, wearables, smartwatches, and the like?
September 15, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Apps could play role in improved patient adherence

Could medication adherence gains be achieved as a result of our fondness for smartphones, tablets, wearables, smartwatches, and the like?
FDA’s growing global focus faces language barriers
September 11, 2014 | Column/Opinion

FDA’s growing global focus faces language barriers

As FDA becomes more globally focused, drug complaints and adverse event reporting pose “cultural” challenges, as do inspections.
Optel Vision cutting-edge carton serialization system handling products in a completely new way
September 10, 2014 | Video

Optel Vision cutting-edge carton serialization system handling products in a completely new way

Optel Vision will showcase this highly innovative solution at PackExpo Chicago 2014, and offer in-booth serialization demonstrations (booth S-2638).
PDA developing Technical Report on drug shortages
September 10, 2014 | News

PDA developing Technical Report on drug shortages

Parenteral Drug Assn. expects to publish report on the prevention and management of drug shortages by early 2015.
Shrink-sleeve energizes Zazen's health shot
September 10, 2014 | Package Case Study

Shrink-sleeve energizes health shot

PVC shrink sleeve gives Zazen LLC’s pain-relief drinks the graphics pizzazz needed to compete in a crowded category.
Healthcare Packaging Publisher Jim Chrzan.
September 9, 2014 | News

FDA continues to stress manufacturing excellence

PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference says global supply chain will require unprecedented cooperation.
Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Liaison, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
September 8, 2014 | Column/Opinion

USP to roll out information chapters on Good Distribution Practices

Five new general chapter standards related to GDP to become official next year, when three new chapters will be proposed.
'Explosive growth' projected for cold chain logistic services
September 5, 2014 | News

'Explosive growth' projected for cold chain logistics services

Events in Boston and Frankfurt, Germany to reveal late-breaking developments in temperature-controlled packaging, distribution, and logistics.

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