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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.
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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?
In this Q&A, Randall Troutman, Account Manager, Printpack Medical, addresses standards, materials issues, sustainability, and workforce development.
April 7, 2014 | Feature Article

Comparing/contrasting medical device and food packaging

In this Q&A, Randall Troutman, Account Manager, Printpack Medical, addresses standards, materials issues, sustainability, and workforce development.
Watson-Marlow: Brushless DC gear motor
April 7, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

Watson-Marlow: Brushless DC gear motor

DriveSure adaptable drive with fully integrated speed controller is for biopharmaceutical, medical device, and process analysis equipment.
Global enteral feeding devices market expected to reach $USD 3.1 billion in 2019
March 28, 2014 | News

Global enteral feeding devices market expected to reach $USD 3.1 billion in 2019

Research details growth drivers, global markets, and how patient needs require feeding tubes, pumps, and other enteral devices.
Mocon: Oxygen permeation tester
March 26, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

Mocon: Oxygen permeation tester

Ox-Tran Model 2/22 H accurately measures trace amounts of oxygen in packaging materials.
Dr. Michael Drues is President of Grafton, MA-based Vascular Sciences, an education, training, and consulting company. He can be reached on Linkedin®, by phone at 508.887.9486, and by e-mail at mdrues@vascularsci.com
March 17, 2014 | Column/Opinion

10 questions for the future of medicine, circa 2024

The global healthcare community’s responses to these 10 questions could have a profound impact on the future of medicine—and its packaging.
HealthPack 2014 in Albuquerque included a number of exhbitor booths.
March 12, 2014 | News

Are medical device manufacturers overwhelmed with standards?

Medical device standards and regulations generate discussion at HealthPack 2014’s opening day.
Desmond Hunt addressed U.S. Pharmacopeia issues at PDA Europe 2014.
March 12, 2014 | News

PDA Europe addresses regulatory and standards issues

Regulatory and standards agencies must move forward to take into account complex biologics, single-use manufacturing, improved testing methods, etc. And in some cases they must look back at current regulations and ask, how did this get in here in the first place, and is it still relevant today?
Printing or labeling your syringes or infusion bags brought comments from the audience at 2014 PDA (Parenteral Drug Assn.) Europe that were as varied as the attendees and the technology they support or buy.
March 11, 2014 | News

The trouble with inks, adhesives, and labels

Not even on the agenda at PDA Europe, the audience steers conversation to this controversial topic.

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