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WestPack 2014: Touchscreen system
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WestPack 2014: Touchscreen system

Makes it easier for customers with validation needs. Demonstrates how machine seals pouch, then date-code, all in one step. Prevents operator from selecting incorrect setting, maintaining validation repeatability.
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WestPack 2014: Sterilizable medical device packaging
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WestPack 2014: Sterilizable medical device packaging

Kwikbreathe™ header bags, center strip bags, linear and snap-tear bags, Chevron pouches, formable films and top webs, as well as a variety of medical pouches, including the Kwikbreathe™ pouch that’s breathable and maintains peel and barrier advantages at reduced cost.
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A sneak peak into packaging for regenerative medicine

Rodney Bosley, President of ACell, Inc., describes this exciting medical technology and touches on the significance of packaging for the medical devices.
RAPS launches 2014 global regulatory survey.
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RAPS launches 2014 global regulatory survey

Survey asks regulatory pros about their jobs, backgrounds, and compensation. Results will be available in June.
Dr. Michael Drues, Vascular Sciences
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Printing medical devices at home is just the beginning: Part II

Is it time for a new business model for medical devices? And where does packaging fit into advanced 3D printing technology?
A return to innovation:  A holistic approach to sorbent selection
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A return to innovation: A holistic approach to sorbent selection

For in vitro diagnostic manufacturers, optimized traditional and intelligent sorbents, formulated with the assistance of pseudo-empirical modeling, play a critical role in maintaining the device’s integrity throughout its shelf life.
Gail E. Radcliffe, Ph.D., is President of Radcliffe Consulting, Inc.
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Regulatory issues factor heavily into the IVD market

In this question-and-answer dialogue, Gail Radcliffe of Radcliffe Consulting discusses in vitro diagnostics, focusing on regulatory and labeling issues.
FRONT VIEW. The front of the AFTCATS robotic bottling system shows the main touchscreen display, with the pick-and-place loading robot shown in the window.
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Cancer diagnostics firm automates bottle filling, capping, labeling

Dako’s compact robotic bottling system frees up vital production floor space, increases speed, and reduces labor costs, filling different bottle shapes and sizes with no mechanical setup between production runs.
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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.
This is one of 12 packages evaluated in a recent Affinnova audit.
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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.

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