U.S. pharmaceutical firm orders auto injector production. Shown here is the fully automated insertion of a spring into a plastic auto injector component.
July 23, 2014 | Feature Article

U.S. pharmaceutical firm orders auto injector production

Consisting of 14 plastic components and three metal parts, the auto injectors are used for the treatment of moderate to severe active psoriasis arthritis.
End-user needs will drive the new industrial revolution
July 21, 2014 | News

End-user needs will drive the new industrial revolution

Frost & Sullivan is organizing focus groups to understand the end-user perspective for Industrie 4.0.
Update on findings in the FDA cold storage area on the NIH campus. This photo for illustrative purposes only.
July 17, 2014 | News

Update on findings in the FDA cold storage area on the NIH campus

'Well-packed' samples of biological agents believed to have been assembled between 1946 and 1964 were shipped to a Homeland Security Center for safeguarding.
GSK voluntarily recalls Panadol Advance bottles in Puerto Rico
July 16, 2014 | News

GSK voluntarily recalls Panadol Advance bottles in Puerto Rico

Acetaminophen-containing packages said to fail to meet child-resistant closure requirement.
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Counterfeit Resport says Alibaba U.S. IPO ‘has some shady baggage’
July 15, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Counterfeit Report says Alibaba U.S. IPO ‘has some shady baggage’

Report asks if U.S. investors will fund the global proliferation of counterfeit goods?
 Washdown robot
July 15, 2014 | Video

Washdown robot

Designed by Codian to be a wash-down robot for food, medical device, and pharmaceutical packaging applications, the D4-1100 is so tightly sealed it can run underwater.
Contract packager adds warehouse space; adds bottling line
July 14, 2014 | Machine Case Study

Contract packager adds warehouse space, bottling line

Reed-Lane expands warehouse capacity by 30% and adds new 48-slat bottling machine.
Innovative features earn AmeriStars recognition for Nelipak Healthcare Packaging’s design of Boston Scientific’s ACUITY® Pro lead delivery system package.
July 11, 2014 | Package Case Study

AmeriStars award medical device tray

Innovative features earn recognition for Nelipak Healthcare Packaging’s design of Boston Scientific’s ACUITY® Pro lead delivery system package.
New supplement bottle stimulates TV sales
July 10, 2014 | Package Case Study

New supplement bottle stimulates TV sales

Extraordinary visual impact was among the top goals of the package design for a new nutritional supplement product sold primarily by way of television infomercials.
Nick Kurkjy, Research Associate, Lux Research, Inc., examines the significance of mHealth devices and their packaging needs.
July 10, 2014 | Feature Article

Packaging and the growing mHealth device market

Nick Kurkjy, Research Associate, Lux Research, Inc., examines the significance of mHealth devices and their packaging needs.
Dirk Rodgers, who contributed to Healthcare Packaging’s Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook, is an independent consultant and founder of RxTrace.
July 9, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Congress should have mandated randomization

Congress should have mandated randomization of drug serial numbers, but they did not, so it is up to each manufacturer to recognize the importance it would bring to the protection of their brands and of the supply chain.
FDA outlines expectations for human drug compounders
July 8, 2014 | News

FDA outlines expectations for human drug compounders

Agency says this includes registered outsourcing facilities; offers multiple documents via web links included herein.
Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Liaison, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
July 7, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Suitability for use—the basis for plastic packaging standards

Trends such as the increased use of biologic and parenteral drugs in patient care and the expanded use of plastic packaging systems to hold and administer drug products are prompting manufacturers to understand the potential for plastic packaging systems to interact and impact product quality and safety.

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