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Fast-tracking medical devices through the FDA

Starting April 14, the new program will help manufacturers of devices for life-threatening, or irreversibly debilitating, conditions get approval faster.
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Allergy drug could help treat hepatitis C

The study showed the drug impaired the ability of the virus to enter human liver cells.
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PMMI welcomes new members

The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies member rolls now exceed 725.
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Study makes the case for recycling grocery rigid plastics

A new economic overview of recycling grocery rigid plastics reveals a 1,000-lb bale of recycled rigid plastic can be worth $100 to $200, making it a good source of revenue for grocers.
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Is lack of standardized medical device labeling harming patients?

The FDA is studying if they should require standardized medical device labeling.
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FDA increases efforts to tackle illegal animal drug sales

The move is part of the agency's mission to increase the availability of safe, effective animal drugs.
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P&G joins Flexible Film Recycling Group

As part of its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint and that of its consumers, P&G has joined a self-funded group established to increase the recovery of flexible PE film, wraps, and bags.
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’50s Southern relish brand gets modern makeover

Renfro Foods’ Dixieland brand of chow chow relish gets a package refresh, with a new, brighter label and printed metal closure that reference the original package design.
Lowered location of the label panel helps differentiate this PET bottle for an Ecuadorian sports beverage drink.
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PET sports beverage container is a winner

Toni S.A., a leading South American food and beverage marketer based in Ecuador, has captured a 2014 Golden A’ Design Award for its innovative redesign of the PROfit Sports Drink container.
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Near record lows for medical device recalls

It's been two years since the FDA saw recall numbers this low.
UL is a global independent safety science company that has championed progress for 120 years.
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Verification program and new mark for dietary supplements

UL Consumer Products launches UL Verification Mark in response to growing industry need for third-party verification of marketing claims.
The Premier Tech Chronos finger gripper keeps bags attractively uniform, allowing them to be palletized efficiently.
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Reliability comes to palletizing

Replacing a palletizing robot’s end-of-arm tool provides reliability on multiple levels.
Off The Shelf: Cocktail shaker delivers non-alcoholic drinks
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Off The Shelf: Cocktail shaker delivers non-alcoholic drinks

Created for the non-drinker who wants a fun and flavorful beverage, Mocktails comes in four flavors in a “mock” cocktail shaker made of glass, with a plastic shaker overcap and resealable cap.
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Flask-shaped bottle lends masculinity to haircare line

Packaging for a new line of haircare products for men from Jack Black follows the company’s three-part formula for product success: simplicity, quality, and masculinity.
PMMI's Mechatronics Certificate Test pyramid
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PMMI adds additional mechatronics accreditation

New mechatronics certificate test on motors and motor controls is a part of the National Association of Manufacturing-endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System.

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