Medical device

Machine Product Brief
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ESS Technologies: Robot for syringe pick-and-place applications

Able to load 60 syringes/min., the TaskMate Robotic Pick & Place System from ESS Technologies has integrated the new M-3iA robot from FANUC Robotics to create a high-speed pick & place cell that requires very little floor space.
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This is one of 12 packages evaluated in a recent Affinnova audit.
Feature Article
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Streamlined packaging key to future blood glucose monitor sales

Gaining diabetic patient adherence necessitates that meters and their packaging engage users by combining simplicity and functionality.
The audience during HealthPack 2013.
News
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HealthPack announces 2014 agenda

Medtronic’s Jackie Elkin will open the March 11-13 event in Albuquerque with a keynote address on unique product identification and medical device packaging.
Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Healthcare Packaging.
Column/Opinion
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How do you like your FDA?

Would lower government burdens on industry provide sufficient protection for the public?
Sanner GmbH: Desiccant integration
Materials Product Brief
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Sanner GmbH: Desiccant integration

Products focused on pharmaceutical, medical, and healthcare applications.
UPS: Top supply chain issues, North America.
Feature Article
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UPS survey examines healthcare distribution challenges

Survey respondents in the Asia-Pacific region push product security issues ahead of supply chain cost as top ‘Pain in the (Supply) Chain’ concern.
Packaging helps ACell deliver regenerative products.
Feature Article
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Packaging helps ACell deliver regenerative products

Its next-generation MatriStem products for wound care and soft tissue repair are packaged on multiple lines with shelf life ranging from six months to two years.
Affinnova Design Audit: Diabetes meters included 600 nationally representative diabetes patients, who evaluated the 12 U.S. brands: Accu-Chek Aviva, Accu-Chek Compact Plus, Accu-Chek Nano, Breeze 2, Contour USB, Freestyle Freedom Lite, Freestyle Insulinx, OneTouch UltraMini, OneTouch UltraSmart, ReliOn, True2Go, iBG Star.
News
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Affinnova releases package design audit for diabetes blood glucose monitoring systems

A study of 600 diabetes patients reveals gap in brand perception vs meter packaging design.
Sealed double-barrier trays are placed into a folding carton, supplied by Barger. The FORZA packaging consists of a total of four thermoformed PETG trays; one inner tray, two sizes of inner retainer trays, and an outer tray sealed with coated Tyvek lidding material.
Package Case Study
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Double-barrier tray accommodates 700 spinal implants

Medical device maker Orthofix works with its packaging supplier to fit some 700 spinal implant products into four trays with retainers.
Package Case Study
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Pipette provider rewards reuse by planting trees

Rainin Instrument works with American Forests to plant a tree every time one of its service return kits is reused, with a minimum commitment of 5000 trees in 2013.

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