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Geographic demand for functional and barrier coatings in 2014. Source: Smithers Pira
November 27, 2015 | News

Demand rising for functional and barrier coatings

New report examines the market for functional and barrier coatings for paper and board packaging, which is expected to exceed $7.1 billion by 2020.
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Pfizer's logo on its New York facility exterior.
November 24, 2015 | News

Pfizer and Allergan Plan to Combine to Form Pfizer plc

Once approved, the merger reportedly would create the world’s largest drugmaker, move Pfizer’s headquarters to Ireland and lowering its U.S. taxes. Job impact of this “inversion” not yet known.
Identifying drug/device market drivers
November 16, 2015 | News

Identifying drug/device market drivers

Technavio report forecasts chronic disease prevalence and demand for drug delivery devices will result in an 11% CAGR for drug/device combination products through 2019.
AstraZeneca China named ISPE Facility of the Year Awards Overall Winner
November 16, 2015 | News

AstraZeneca China named ISPE Facility of the Year Awards Overall Winner

Among many impressive feats, the facility was completed in a record time of 20 months, coming in 18 percent under budget.
Serialization timing around the world. Image courtesy of Pharma Logic Solutions, LLC
November 16, 2015 | Feature Article

Serialization: An Expert’s Lessons Learned and Current Trends

Serialization brings many challenges. Considerations, like ensuring labels are readable throughout the supply chain and compartmentalizing line solutions, can be key to success.
November 11, 2015 | News

The British war on science

Dwindling science skills could hurt the country's drug industry
QuickSTAT temperature-controlled facility in Belfast, Ireland.
November 10, 2015 | News

Just-in-Time Global Logistics Program

QuickSTAT partners with Almac Group to develop a temperature-controlled packaging management system to strengthen their global supply chain.
Amcor's Flexi-Pack now used by ColaLife
October 21, 2015 | Package Case Study

Flexible ‘Kit Yamoyo’ pack counters diarrhea in developing countries

U.K. charitable organization ColaLife teams with Amcor Flexibles to produce flexible package kit now working to battle childhood diarrhea in Zambia.
Cargo theft was discussed at PDA Europe 2015.
October 9, 2015 | News

Measuring the true costs of pharmaceutical theft

The total cost of pharma cargo theft could be up to eight times your product’s value. Meanwhile, penalties for criminals remain light.
A session from PDA Europe focused on air cargo challenges.
October 8, 2015 | News

Painting a bleak picture for air cargo

Errors by handlers, disconnects throughout the supply chain contribute to ‘perfect storm' for air shipments of pharmaceuticals in the ‘cold chain.’


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