The world’s leading 30 pharmaceutical companies spent a combined $112 billion on research and development (R&D) in 2013, an increase of $723 million over the previous year, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.
December 18, 2014 | News

Top 30 pharmaceutical firms spent $112 billion on R&D in 2013

Advancing pipeline programs into later-stage clinical trials boosts spending, but many companies reduced their workforces to help stabilize profits in the aftermath of patent losses.
Examining the different approaches or the traditional qualification model and the risk-based system now being encouraged by regulators.
December 16, 2014 | News

Quality risk management: an industry/regulatory perspective

Examining the different approaches for the traditional qualification model and the risk-based system now being encouraged by regulators.
MarketsAndMarkets' new research report predicts the pharmaceutical excipients market to grow 6.7% annually to $8.439 million by 2019.
December 15, 2014 | News

Drug delivery advances help propel excipients market

New research report predicts the pharmaceutical excipients market to grow 6.7% annually to $8.439 million by 2019.
Continuous high-speed filling of sterile liquids.
December 11, 2014 | Machine Case Study

Aseptic liquid filler produces for Zydus Cadila

A Macofar VF 18 aseptic liquid filler at Indian pharmaceutical company, produces sterile injectable products and vaccines into vials at speeds up to 300/min.
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Expiries of leading drugs to cause huge financial losses for pharmaceutical firms by 2019, predicts GlobalData.
December 10, 2014 | News

Patent cliff to cause $65 billion sales loss

Expiries of leading drugs to cause huge financial losses for pharmaceutical firms by 2019, predicts GlobalData.
December 9, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Forecast from PACK EXPO

PACK EXPO always provides immediate feedback on current market developments and presciently indicates where the packaging market will be in the near future.
CROSS-GENERATIONAL. With its bright, sunny colors and modern ‘Meta’ font, a redesign for the Metamucil brand feels totally of-the-moment and makes fiber a cross-generational product.
December 9, 2014 | Package Case Study

Ageless and timeless: packaging for boomers

As the Baby Boomer population grows, brands relevant to their demographic use youthful packaging that highlights health and wellness, without emphasizing age.
December 9, 2014 | Feature Article

PACK EXPO East makes its debut in the city of brotherly love

After in-depth research of PACK EXPO attendees, PMMI launches a brand new show running February 16-18 at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Pack Expo East—Feb. 16-18 in Philadelphia—provides convenience for consumer packaged goods companies and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Northeast.
December 9, 2014 | News

A show is born in Philadelphia

Pack Expo East—Feb. 16-18, 2015 in Philadelphia—provides convenience for consumer packaged goods companies and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Northeast.
Pricing pressure on OEMs, spending cutbacks, and taxes all expected to drive medical device outsourcing growth through 2020.
December 8, 2014 | News

Medical device outsourcing market forecast to grow 11.5% annually

Pricing pressure on OEMs, spending cutbacks, and taxes all expected to drive outsourcing growth through 2020.
MEMSCap smart electronic medication packaging system tracks each time the medication bottle is opened, a corollary for measuring when a pill is taken.
December 4, 2014 | News

Adherence packaging used in trials of HIV-prevention meds in Africa and India

MEMSCap smart electronic medication packaging system tracks each time the medication bottle is opened, a corollary for measuring when a pill is taken.
Shown here is the 2013 Compliance Package of the Year: Noven Therapeutics Brisdelle in MWV Dosepak® from PCI (Packaging Coordinators, Inc.) Noven Therapeutics Brisdelle, packaged by PCI, is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (VMS) associated with menopause.
December 4, 2014 | News

HCPC accepting entries for compliance packaging competition

Compliance Package of the Year Awards recognizes compliance/patient reminder pharmaceutical packaging.
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administartion, “Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Final Rule,” 12/3/14
December 3, 2014 | News

FDA updates drugs/biologics labeling system

Includes major revisions on pregnancy and breastfeeding, with labeling changes taking effect June 30, 2015. Prescription drugs and biologic products approved after June 30, 2015, will use the new format immediately, while labeling for prescription drugs approved on or after June 30, 2001, will be phased in gradually.

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