Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging.
July 29, 2015 | Column/Opinion

FDA: Tougher or more lenient?

The figures on their enforcement are interesting, but it’s not always clear what message they send.
July 27, 2015 | Machine Case Study

Particle inspection equipment delivers savings, benefits

Custom particle inspection labeling machine with camera-based inspection set to be operational at a pharmaceutical company by late 2015.
July 24, 2015 | Feature Article

On the front lines of serialization

Successful implementation requires interconnecting packaging equipment, materials, and components so they are dependent upon each other.
July 24, 2015 | News

A three-pronged approach to serialization

Apace Packaging integrated serialization into its existing bottle and blister packaging lines for a comprehensive solution.
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July 24, 2015 | Machine Case Study

Digital printer ‘XAPS’ would-be counterfeiters

Digital carton printing company OTC Group helps its customers thwart counterfeiting and theft with Xerox tracking system.
Plastics Color Corp. lab worker
July 22, 2015 | Primer

DMFs can provide medical and pharmaceutical packaging benefits

Although not required by law or FDA regulation, Drug Master Files provide information about facilities, manufacturing, processing, packaging, and storage of drugs to support New Drug Applications.
Braebon's DentiTrac
July 20, 2015 | Feature Article

Catching the wearable device wave

Commercial products and technology developments in clinical trials offer potential for disruptive change in treating patients.
Sharp Clinical Services chart.
July 15, 2015 | Feature Article

Not your grandparents’ clinical trial

Everyone from the FDA to professional associations are investing time, money, and resources into upping the stakes when it comes to clinical trials.
Optima Highlights Simulation/Visualization and Flexibility in Filling Systems
July 14, 2015 | Video

Optima Highlights Simulation/Visualization and Flexibility in Filling Systems

This year at Achema 2015, Optima Pharma showcased an augmented reality visualization application simulating airflow inside of a machine to analyze conditions from any perspective. And, in response to the industry’s need for flexibility, Optima’s Rene Groh shows us the Optima H4, which has a standard output of up to 24,000 objects per hour or 400 syringes per minute. An easy changeover enables the same machine to handle 600 syringes per minute. H4 has a small footprint and can also handle vials and cartridges.
Marchesini Group’s Synchro - Precision at High Production Rates
July 14, 2015 | Video

Marchesini Group’s Synchro - Precision at High Production Rates

At Achema 2015, Marchesini Group presented a precision counting unit including a synchronized dynamic conveyance system to transfer the counted products into the vial as the vial itself is fed along the line to cotton insertion, capping, and even labeling. In this presentation, Marchesini’s John Sagdic walks through a filling application of 60 tablets per bottle at a rate of 150 vials per minute.
A Special Version of Marchesini BL Tracking Machines Displayed
July 14, 2015 | Video

A Special Version of Marchesini BL Tracking Machines Displayed

The Marchesini BL A421, a new version of the BL range of carton labeling and tracking machines, is a complete system for serialization needs in either a stand-alone unit or as part of a line. It supports an extended range of sizes that can be processed without affecting the top printing quality of 2D codes. It also applies tamper evident seals on closing points.
Jim Butschli, Healthcare Packaging Editor
July 14, 2015 | Column/Opinion

Healthcare Packaging Perspective: Patient responsibility

Time for patients (and physicians) to heed medication label warnings.
Kitabis Pak wins American Package Design award
July 13, 2015 | Package Case Study

Kitabis Pak wins American Package Design award

Packaging uses complementary colors to indicate that its inhalation product is designed to be delivered by its nebulizer.


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