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Visual inspection of insulin vials at the Brazilian site in Montes Claros, Novo Nordisk. Source: Novo Nordisk.
April 15, 2014 | Controls Case Study

Novo Nordisk Brazil site implements software program

Company uses newest PAS-X version at one of their largest sites for 18 production lines and two lines for packaging.
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Rondo-Pak: Digital watermarking
April 15, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Rondo-Pak: Digital watermarking

Imperceptible digital watermarking for folding cartons expands product information and offers brand protection.
Healthcare packaging seminar May 6-7, 2014 to address challenges faced in China, including medical package design, validation, and regulatory issues.
April 15, 2014 | News

First LifePack Forum slated for Suzhou, China

Healthcare packaging seminar May 6-7, 2014 to address challenges faced in China, including medical package design, validation, and regulatory issues.
By establishing an Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, FDA hopes to spur pharmaceutical manufacturers to address batch process, packaging, and other problems impacting the supply chain.
April 11, 2014 | Feature Article

FDA wants pharma to move from compliance to quality

By establishing an Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, FDA hopes to spur pharmaceutical manufacturers to address batch process, packaging, and other problems impacting the supply chain.
Vetter: Clinical syringe packages
April 11, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Vetter: Clinical syringe packages

Clinical syringe packages may cut time to market and increase clinical trial appeal.
Package of the year:  Noven Therapeutics Brisdelle is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (VMS) associated with menopause. The Brisdelle compliance design features calendarized dosing for 30 days of therapy, with a designated area for the patient to note the starting date of the therapy.
April 10, 2014 | Feature Article

Noven Therapeutics earns HCPC’s 2013 Compliance Package of the Year

Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council names top packs during RxAdherence 2014.
Romaco: Tablet presses
April 10, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

Romaco: Tablet presses

Single and multilayer pharmaceutical tablet presses handle a wide range of research and development needs.
Bosch: Automated inspection machines
April 9, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

Bosch: Automated inspection machines

The modular AIM 8 series inspects up to 600 liquid parenteral containers/min.
Jim Butschli, Healthcare Packaging's Editor since the publication's inception, is a journalist who began covering the function of packaging in 1989. Reach Jim by phone at 312/222-1010, ext. 119, or by e-mail at butschli@packworld.com, by Twitter at http://twitter.com/packagingdr or on LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/qCVFWT
April 8, 2014 | Column/Opinion

10th Anniversary issue forecasts medical advances for 2024

Ten years from now, imagine if a prescription drug or medical device could be 3D-printed by a patient at home, or at a doctor’s office, or at the local pharmacy, perhaps reducing or eliminating the need to make and package the device or pills without using today’s traditional manufacturing process. Is this scenario even possible?
Thin Film Electronics: Temperature indicators
April 8, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Thin Film Electronics: Temperature indicators

Printed electronic temperature indicators are used in distribution, storage, and management of sensitive medical products.

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