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Sunkist's pouch tops Healthcare Packaging's top 10 in 2011
Feature Image 1 An innovative hot-fill stand-up pouch for protein drinks with a patented dispensing feature launched by Protica under the Sunkist brand was so compelling that readers made it the most frequently viewed article on the Healthcare Packaging Web site in 2011.
Tags: » Package design   » Nutraceuticals   » Regulatory   » Patient compliance » Validation
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Swiss company selects multidose dispenser for eye care product
Recently, Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company TRB Chemedica became the first to use Aptar Pharma's patented preservative-free multidose Opthalmic Squeeze Dispenser (OSD) for VISMEDĀ® MULTI for the treatment of dry eye. The device consists of six components including a protection cap, with a separate 10-mL LDPE container manufactured by a supplier in Germany. Feature Image 2
Tags: » Dispensing   » Bottles   » Package design » Aptar Pharma » DuPont
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International project donates bottled breast milk
Feature Image 3 Michigan State University's School of Packaging and Learning and Assessment Center and Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging to host the Healthcare Packaging Immersion Experience Oct. 5-6.
Tags: » Cold chain   » Rigid containers/bottles   » Bags
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FDA targets risks from reused medical devices, redesigns Web site
Feature Image 4 Agency is working with healthcare providers, manufacturers, and other agencies to reduce risk from infection due to inadequate device reprocessing. Meanwhile, the FDA refreshed its Web site in an ongoing effort to make it easier for consumers, health professionals, industry, and the scientific community to access information.
Tags: » FDA   » Sterilization   » Dosing » Web site
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» Quality and Compatibility Issues with Glass Containers for Pharmaceutical Packaging
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» Lindal Group appoints new sales managers for North America
» Marc Wolf Brings Machine Building Perspective to B&R's Global Packaging Solutions Group
» First Indian Pharma Company successfully goes live with electronic MES using Werum's PAS-X
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Live from Pack Expo: High-speed deblister product recovery machine
Pack Expo Las Vegas 2011: Mr. Deblister Jr™ from Gemel safely separates and removes products such as liquid gels, caplets, and tablets from blister cards. The system can remove push-through, cold-form and child-resistant blister cards.
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