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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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As economic conditions continue to improve worldwide, the demand for machines in sectors such as agriculture, packaging, materials handling, and machine tools will push revenues to $1.6 trillion this year, up from $1.5 trillion in 2013. This represents annual growth of 6.3%, more than twice the 2.9% increase seen in 2013.
April 14, 2014 | News

Rise of the machines includes strong packaging growth

New report from HIS forecasts industrial machinery market growth increase to double this year compared with 2013’s increase.
Healthcare Packaging Publisher Jim Chrzan near the Vietnam memorial in Washington, DC.
April 2, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Public trust part of the life sciences supply chain mix

Complexities in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and biologics supply chain surpass any other industry, except nuclear power. Million-dollar pallets, toxic oncology meds, longer shipping channels—even the public trust, are part of the mix.
President Richard M. Johnson of The Parenteral Drug Assn.
March 27, 2014 | Column/Opinion

A Washington perspective on healthcare packaging

Visits to PDA, USP, RAPS, and CPSC reveal what works "Inside the Beltway."
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?
BLISTER PACK. This compliance-prompting pack for a clinical trials application includes room for patient initials and date dispensed.
March 12, 2014 | Feature Article

The changing face of clinical trial services

A contract packager examines trends affecting the pharmaceutical industry.
Winning in the Pharmapack Awards' Quality of Life category was Nanopass 34, the World’s thinnest pen needle, which was developed by Japan’s Terumo and is notable because it minimizes discomfort or pain caused by injections.
February 13, 2014 | News

Responsible innovation and the 2014 Pharmapack Awards

Among the themes that echoed at Pharmapack Europe 2014 was that of responsible innovation.
Schreiner-Medipharm's Needle-Trap. It’s a pressure-sensitive label solution for syringes that addresses the problem of sharps. Included here is a photo of (from left to right) three labels still on their release liner, a freshly labeled syringe with its protective needle sheath in place, and a post-injection syringe with its needle safely trapped in plastic with no opportunity whatsoever for harm to healthcare personnel. All that’s left is disposal into the nearest sharps container. According to Schreiner M
February 12, 2014 | News

Packaging technology on display at Pharmapack Europe 2014

Aseptic packaging, drug delivery systems, and syringe label that addresses sharps stand out as new venue enjoys successful debut.
Anti-counterfeiting and nanotech-based benefits, leakage avoidance, and moisture barrier seen boosting pharmaceutical market in coming years
February 3, 2014 | News

Report forecasts pharmaceutical packaging growth

Anti-counterfeiting and nanotech-based benefits, leakage avoidance, and moisture barrier seen boosting markets in coming years
Tabletop discussions provided a launching point for healthcare and pharmaceutical professionals to discuss issues and trends at the Cool Chain Europe event, held Jan. 27-29, 2014 in Luxembourg.
January 30, 2014 | News

Cool Chain Europe: Quality, cost, communication, and compliance

More than 400 pharmaceutical and healthcare cool chain and controlled room temperature logistics professionals come together in Luxembourg to share best practices.


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