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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.
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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.
Multi-Conveyor: Rotary tables
September 16, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

Multi-Conveyor: Rotary tables

A rotary table for pharmaceutical applications adapts to products of varying size and shape.
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?
Nolato Medical Pharma Packaging: Braille printing
September 15, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Nolato Medical Pharma Packaging: Braille printing

New braille printing is available for plastic pharmaceutical packaging.
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.
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.
IMA Pharma: Tablet counter
September 10, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

IMA Pharma: Tablet counter

Swiftpack SP 2-8 offers a compact design and quick-changeover components.

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