March 27, 2012
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UPS uses the power of logistics to help safeguard your temperature-sensitive air freight shipments with an end-to-end system that delivers across the globe.
Video tour: UPS healthcare facility
UPS's Director of Global Strategy, UPS Healthcare Logistics, describes the most significant global healthcare trends and discusses their implications for the healthcare supply chain. Watch the video.
UPS survey unveils healthcare supply chain trends
UPS has more than four million square feet of dedicated healthcare distribution space around the globe. See inside one of our facilities and hear from our dedicated team of healthcare logistics experts. Watch the video.
Video: UPS executive on healthcare supply chain trends
The 2011 UPS "Pain in the (supply) chain" survey explores top business and supply chain concerns at pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies worldwide. See the results.
Video: The logistics of moving temperature-sensitive meds
Listen to experts from UPS's healthcare logistics team discuss UPS's approach to maintain compliance while managing the movement of temperature-sensitive products through the supply chain.
New cold chain container solves "hot" issue in pharma
The PharmaPort™360 Container, manufactured by Cool Containers exclusively for UPS, provides a new layer of protection to help ensure the safe transport of 2-8°C products vital to patients. Learn more.
Temperature-sensitive distribution + patient safety space
Package design helps keep the patient first
Feature Image 1 Understanding the thermal and time challenges temperature-sensitive medications will experience are critical to making an informed decision as to how to protect them against degradation. The expected thermal exposure that the temperature-sensitive medication will experience defines the capabilities needed by the temperature control system to provide the necessary level of protection.
Tags: » Cold chain   » Excursions   » Biologics   » USP » Intelsius
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Grant issued to study sheep's wool for packaging and shipping vaccines
To combat growing vaccine waste, a U.K. government initiative reportedly will back R&D of sheep's wool packaging for pharmaceuticals. The Wool Packaging Co. Ltd. says it was awarded a six-figure grant by the Technology Strategy Board to focus on a specialized pharmaceuticals version of its Woolcool insulated packaging to protect temperature-sensitive vaccines in transit. Feature Image 2
Tags: » Distribution   » Cold chain   » Package testing » Wool Packaging Company » TSB
FDA + Rx-to-OTC switches space
FDA considering waiving some prescription requirements
Feature Image 3 Will U.S. consumers soon be able to buy popular prescription drugs over the counter, such as cholesterol-lowering medications? Time will tell. For now, the agency seeks public input on allowing popular meds to switch from Rx-to-OTC to improve patient access to certain meds, which could impact package design and labeling.
Tags: » FDA   » Package design   » Rx-to-OTC
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Lip balm redesign 'fuels femininity'
Feature Image 4 Introduced in the 1980s from The Mentholatum Co. as a cosmetic alternative to traditional lip balm products, the Softlips brand of lip conditioners was a big hit with teens upon its launch, but as its customers aged, so did its blister-carded packaging. Now Mentholatum has updated the look of Softlips to appeal to a more contemporary and sophisticated female consumer, trending toward natural expression.
Tags: » Redesign   » Dragon Rouge   » Blister card
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Medical-grade copolyesters
Medical-grade Tritan™ copolysters for blood management and surgical devices are introduced in this video taken at MD&M West/WestPack by Helen Sirett, business manager, medical specialty plastics business organization, Eastman Chemical Co.
Events
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April 2-5
» Intl. Transport Packaging Forum
April 3-5
» Sustainable Packaging Symposium
April 16-17
» 2012 PDA Annual Meeting
April 23-24
» Modernizing the Regulation of Clinical Trials and Approaches to Good Clinical Practice Public Hearing
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Announcement Image 1 How will more sustainable supply chains affect consumer packaging in the future?
Learn from J & J, GE Global Research, retail giants Publix, Ahold at this year's Sustainable Packaging Symposium. SPS 2012 brings together pharmaceutical and healthcare products heavyweights from the brand owner, retail and supplier community. Discover packaging's enhanced role in the sustainable supply chains of tomorrow. Plan now to attend SPS 2012, April 3-5 in Houston, TX.
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