Machinery & Materials
Logistics & Cold Chain
CDMO Speeds its Line with Open-Source L4 Serialization System
With the serialization deadline approaching, Sovereign Pharmaceuticals implemented open-source software that allows the company to make their own changes and improve packaging efficiency.
Jan 16th, 2020
New E-Commerce Packaging Group Aims for Two-Way Dialog With Retailers
Dec 9th, 2019
NFL Alumni Org Taps Pharma Traceability Technology for Member Outreach and Engagement
Dec 4th, 2019
$200 Billion Pharma Counterfeit Drug Market Growing by 20% Per Year
Nov 26th, 2019
Case and Pallet Packaging Under A Serialization Mandate
Nov 25th, 2019
CVS and UPS Complete Their First Prescription Drone Delivery to Customers
The Nov. 1 flights included a delivery to a patient with limited mobility. Will the service boost much-needed healthcare access for rural communities?
Nov 7th, 2019
UPS Plans to Deliver Prescriptions and More by Drone
Several(!) new UPS healthcare logistics initiatives include plans to create drone delivery services with AmerisourceBergen, CVS Health and Kaiser Permanente, as well as a new Healthcare and Life Sciences Unit and UPS Economy in the EU.
Oct 22nd, 2019
Sonoco ThermoSafe: Orion r Temperature Controlled Box Rental Service
Provides one-stop rental service for any existing temperature controlled container mode and size.
Oct 14th, 2019
Medical device packaging
Aptar Pharma: Nasal Unidose Device
The device has been approved for Tosymra Sumatriptan Spray by the FDA.
Oct 8th, 2019
17th Annual Cold Chain Global Forum Coming to Boston Mid-October
Boston, Massachusetts hosts this year’s Global Forum which will emphasize practical case studies and include tours, workshops, and educational sessions to increase best practices in the cold chain world.
Oct 7th, 2019
How to Optimize Your Transit Packaging
Day two PACK EXPO Innovation Stage presentation looks at “keeping your products safe and your customers happy.”
Sep 24th, 2019
Reusable Packaging Association Issues White Paper on Smart Asset Technologies
New report provides guidance on available and emerging technologies for the identification, monitoring and tracking of reusable transport packaging assets. A panel will introduce the white paper at Pack Expo Las Vegas.
Sep 20th, 2019
DSCSA: Where Are We, and Where Are We Going?
Recapping current progress, the Nov. 2019 saleable returns deadline and the supply chain transformation expected in 2023.
Sep 17th, 2019
With Patients Dispersed Around the Globe, Supply Chain Capabilities Rise to Meet Needs
In this Q&A, a logistics expert discusses how patients are now a part of the supply chain and what that means for manufacturers and logistics providers.
Sep 16th, 2019
Medical device packaging
Smart Inhalers Market Growth Expected to Skyrocket
The global smart inhalers market size was valued at $34 million in 2018 and is estimated to reach $1.4 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 58.4% from 2019 to 2026.
Sep 6th, 2019
Healthcare Packaging by the Numbers: Summer 2019
From temperature excursions to the bioplastics market, stats from around the packaging sphere.
Sep 2nd, 2019
Switzerland Overtakes Germany as Europe’s Biggest Drug Delivery Innovator, with the UK and France Close Behind
As predicted by the ‘European Drug Delivery and Packaging’ report this year, data shows innovation in drug delivery is accelerating across Europe—with provisional findings from the Pharmapack Innovation Index (2020) showing that Switzerland has overtaken Germany as Europe’s most innovative drug delivery market.
Sep 2nd, 2019
Increasing Safety Awareness in Maintenance
The most important thing is to identify hazards, and hazards must be identified before you can analyze them.
Aug 21st, 2019
Reed-Lane Opens Cold Chain Room for Vial and Ampoule Kitting
New facet to Contract Packager’s growing Cold Storage capabilities helps expand service offerings into biopharma sector.
Aug 16th, 2019
Aptar’s Nasal Unidose Device Approved by US FDA for First Needle-Free Rescue Treatment for Severe Hypoglycemia
The combination product avoids time-consuming assembly for quick emergency treatment.
Aug 15th, 2019
As Temperature-Controlled Product Growth Surges Ahead, Distribution Ranges Increase
Survey depicts three key trends for biopharma—increasing quality demands, expanding distribution range, and optimizing total cost of ownership. 44.6% respondents reported multiple temperature excursions per year.
Aug 12th, 2019
Report: The Core and Value-Added Services Pharmaceutical Distributors Deliver in U.S. Healthcare
Distributors provide between $33–$53 billion in cost savings annually to the pharmaceutical industry. A new report highlights trends including consolidation, personalized medicine and more.
Aug 6th, 2019
Long Island Patients Get Same-Day Medical Marijuana Delivery
Vireo Health announced it will be the first company to offer same-day delivery service for medical marijuana.
Jul 25th, 2019
Canadian Online Pharmacy Boosts Patient Adherence, Reduces Packaging Waste
The company uses a simple packaging system, able to deliver most drugs, and provides free shipping of packs with easy, detailed instructions, as well as regular consultations to improve patient experience.
Jul 22nd, 2019
Theft and Sabotage in the Supply Chain is Big Business
Supply chain theft is estimated at $35-40 billion per year in the US, and today’s threats to the commercial supply chain are different than those of the past. Logistics companies are perfect targets, and those that aren’t aware of the changes are more likely to fall prey.
May 9th, 2019
Ghana Now Houses the Largest Drone Delivery Network for Vaccines
With help from the Vaccine Alliance, Ghana just launched a drone network that will serve up to 12 million people.
May 8th, 2019
Vaccine Storage Temperatures Come into Question
Vaccines rendered ineffective or questionable can undermine public trust. Ensuring proper cold chain transport and storage is a key piece of the puzzle.
May 1st, 2019