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Quotables and By the Numbers: July 2022

Quotes and stats in healthcare packaging and logistics, from med devices to sustainability and beyond...

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On med devices in the hospital:

“They’re rubber-banded together. They're placed in coat pockets, pant pockets, etc. So, think about that. There's wallets, phones, car keys, etc.—even cash in pockets—next to sterile barriers. Plus, the effect of that handling within the last 100 yards.”

—Austin Liu, Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, at thePACKout conference

State laws affecting miscarriage treatment:

"Any law that creates a hesitancy for physicians to uphold the standard of care for a patient has a cascade of harmful effects both for the patient but also for everyone else."

—Bryn Esplin, Bioethicist and Asst. Professor of Medical Education, University of North Texas Health Science Center, to NPR


Drug shortages

“The End Drug Shortage Alliance #edsa encourages FDA to require greater transparency from manufacturers so that health care providers can be aware of manufacturer supply chain risks…. The current opaque status of finished dosage form, active pharmaceutical ingredient, and key components leaves health care providers with little ability to predict and manage against drug shortages.”

—Eric Tichy, Division Chair at Mayo Clinic-Strategic Clinical Leader Healthcare Executive, via LinkedIn


By the Numbers


GARTNER PREDICTS a staggering 90% of public sustainable packaging commitments won’t be met by 2025.


$12.5 Billion

THE VALUE that the ultrasound devices market is expected to surpass by 2026, driven by rising senior populations and relative lower costs and safety for early diagnosis.

Source: Polaris Market Research



THE PERCENTAGE of pharma manufacturers who indicated they’re pursuing lightweighting as a sustainability strategy.

Source: PMMI’s Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Trends Shaping the Future (get your complimentary download here)



AIM North America’s Cannabis Work Group released a 14-pg white paper, Track and Trace for the Cannabis Industry from Cultivation to Consumer, for all members of the cannabis supply chain—growers, processors, manufacturers, distributors, dispensaries, and even consumers.

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