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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
High-speed, high-resolution printer is UDI ready
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High-speed, high-resolution printer is UDI ready

The InteliJet HD printer from Bell-Mark offers high-speed, high resolution printing (600 dpi) on the fly. It is designed to produce A-B quality bar codes on flexible packaging and is also suitable for the upcoming UDI mandate for medical devices.
Label printer/applicator that sends text messages
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Label printer/applicator that sends text messages

Fox IV's latest label printer/applicator includes a modular print engine and a Rockwell PLC that facilitates integration with warehouse control systems. Unique texting option lets the machine send text messages to machine operators, maintenance technicians, and others who need to know machine conditions.
Seal quality test using airborne ultrasound technology
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Seal quality test using airborne ultrasound technology

Seal-Sensor® 512 ultrasound seal-sensor technology detects the quality of the seal with a pass/fail rating. This year, Seal-Sensor® 512 received accreditation from ASTM Test Method F3004-13 for testing the final seal.
FDA issues final ruling on UDI.
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FDA finalizes new system to identify medical devices

Agency says the rule will help to improve patient safety.
Plastic bottles used in a pharmaceutical application.
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Report forecasts growth for plastics in healthcare packaging

Compound annual growth rate of 5.6% predicted through 2018 by BCC Research.
Video: Matrix showcases the Toyo Jidoki premade pouch filler sealer
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Video: Matrix showcases the Toyo Jidoki premade pouch filler sealer

The Toyo Jidoki fill and seal pre-made pouch machine is rated at up to 55 flat, standup, or press-to-close pouches per minute and offers a stainless steel, wash-down construction. The new machine is ideal for packaging frozen foods, seafood, snacks, rice, pet foods, medical devices, and other products.
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A control room overlooking one of the MSU HcPIE simulations.
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MSU event to demonstrate how packaging impacts health outcomes

Healthcare Packaging Immersion Experience (HcPIE) creates learning experience with simulated ER and home healthcare learning experiences.

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