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Sponsor March 16, 2011 | Edited by Jim Butschli

White Paper: Tips and insights for selecting pharmaceutical blister packaging film

Framework for evaluating regulatory guidelines, package performance, and film attributes.

Klöckner Pentaplast

Give your packaging line a healthy dose of PharmaPack & Label-Aire

See Label-Aire & PharmaPack-US at these upcoming tradeshows:

-InterPack 2011 Düsseldorf, Germany -- Hall 6, Booth# 6D79!

-Interphex 2011 NYC -- Booth 3204!


Bosch Packaging Technology: Your reliable partner for packaging & process technology

The strength of Bosch’s pharmaceutical expertise is based upon five competence areas: Process Technology, Primary Packaging, Secondary Packaging, Qualification and Services. We support our customers in producing and packaging products of highest quality at affordable prices.

Bosch Packaging Technology - Pharma

Cortegra...where healthcare turns for packaging

Cortegra is a leading ISO 9001 & 13485 registered provider of cGMP compliant packaging to the medical device, biotech, and pharmaceutical markets. With a wide range of products including, pressure sensitive labels, inserts, cartons, IFU/DFU booklets, and flexible packaging, Cortegra is the ideal packaging partner.


Induction sealing development engineers speak about new technology

Listen to Enercon's engineers talk about the development of the new Super Seal™ Touch. The team designed the new sealer to provide more sealing power, faster set-up, touch screen control and network connectivity.



Dental and medical pouch maker relies on third party testing for 510(k) process

Medicom is a Montreal-based manufacturer of self-sealing sterilization and heat-sealing pouches for dental and medical applications. When it started making pouches in-house, it turned to Nelson Laboratories for testing surgical masks and gowns. Medicom also receives guidance on standards and regulatory matters.

Tags: Package testing; Medical devices; Sealing; Regulatory; Pouches

Pharmapack awards French packaging innovations of 2010

Pharmapack awards B. Braun in the "Medical Device" category for Actreen Lite Mini urinary catheter whose connector shape makes for easy handling, Abbott Labs for "Sustainable Packaging" for its new Kaletra blisters to treat HIV-1, and its "Ease of Use" award to Primequal's Talent BT single-button injection device for drug delivery.

Tags: Package design; Medical devices; Drug delivery

Six trends that will change the fundamentals of pharmaceutical distribution

According to a new PwC report, pharmaceutical supply chains are due for a radical overhaul. Trends include health reform shifting emphasis from product features to patient outcomes, new modes of healthcare delivery, and the growing importance of emerging markets.

Tags: Distribution

FDA-approved medication lists available online

In early March, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported that it "intends to remove certain unapproved prescription meds intended to relieve cough, cold, and allergy symptoms from the U.S. market." Risky combinations of ingredients and inappropriate label issues are part of the problem. Learn about three FDA Web sites in which you can check for "approved drug lists."

Tags: FDA; Labels

Global packaging: Is the U.S. falling behind?

Since global packaging is the primary theme of this issue, Healthcare Packaging asked Packaging Hall of Fame inductee Ed Bauer for his opinion on how the U.S. stacks up against the rest of the world when it comes to packaging technology.

Tags: Global; Blisters

Video: Automated microplate coating for antigens and antibodies

Medicon ImmuCoat machine offers a modular, scalable solution to automate the microplate coating process up to 1200 microplates per hour.

Tags: Biologics; Optima Group

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NEW Products


Unit-dose products

Labetalol HCI 200mg and 300mg tablets, Nateglinide 60mg and 120mg tablets, and Vitamin D 1.25mg softgel capsules are now part of a line of more than 300 stockkeeping units that are part of the company’s cardiovascular and circulatory unit-dose products. All are bar-coded to the dose level, support extended shelf life, offer color-coded labels, and “tall-man” lettering to distinguish products for dispensing.

American Health Packaging


Vial labeling system

Model 4570 is a fully integrated, automatic labeling system that wraps labels onto vials; filled and capped vials exit a filler/capper standing vertically. A short discharge chute delivers the vials back-to-back to the labeling system and the vials transfer straight into the infeed chute of the labeling system.

Labeling Systems, LLC

Upcoming events:

NACD 2011 Annual Convention
La Quinta Resort & Club, Palm Springs, CA The National Association of Container Distributors (NACD) annual convention will be held April 6-10, 2011.

Packaging Automation Forum
Westin O'Hare, Rosemont, IL. Packaging Automation Forum, produced by Packaging World and Automation World, features peer-to-peer education about how to increase productivity, flexibility and performance using state-of-the-art packaging controls and information technology, April 26.

Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops
Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, Princeton, NJ. Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops, produced by Healthcare Packaging magazine, will feature operational and package design strategies for pharmaceutical and medical device packagers, May 26.

Interphex 2011



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