It’s been a trying few years for the life sciences industry, and the packaging community has risen to many exceptional challenges. A pandemic, skyrocketing product demands, raw material disruptions, and price increases have caused much overtime and pivoting by the people who make packaging possible.
But it’s not all bad news. Newly confident, the workforce appears to be more risk-ready than last year according to IoPP’s salary survey.
Speaking of pivoting, our September/October cover story highlights Nourished’s personalized supplement stacks produced by 3D printers. They switched packaging based on customer feedback not long after launch.
On the inspiration front, are you ready to step outside the facility and network in-person? Looking to evaluate new tech after two years of hunkering down with existing lines? Meet with your peers and suppliers to solve problems at PACK EXPO International (preview here), featuring the Healthcare Packaging Pavilion and Logistics Pavilion.
The show will feature tons (literally) of new machines and packaging technologies, ideas for reusable packaging, chances to network, and plenty more. The Institute of Packaging Professionals’ (IoPP) Fundamentals of Medical Device Packaging Course will take place Monday through Wednesday.
When reviewing the show’s features, I was excited to see brand new opportunities like PACK Match to get unbiased, one-on-one guidance, in addition to the ever-popular educational and interactive sessions at the Innovation Stage and The Forum. Plus, Styx is headlining PACK gives BACKTM. Hope to see you there!
Get the September/October digital edition. Also in the issue:
- New Filler Boosts Capacity for Hand Sanitizer Producer
- Predictive Technology Is the Future of Cold Chain
- Robots’ Hygienic Features Meet Needs for Pharma
- Manage Challenges from the EU 536/2014 Clinical Trials Regulation
- Medical Device eIFUs: Hurdles to Overcome