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Create the future of the cold chain industry

Innovation, performance, demographics, and environmental factors addressed in new survey on logistics and temperature-sensitive healthcare products.
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Ghost watermark thwarts counterfeiters in cost-effective process; wins FPA honors
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Ghost watermark thwarts counterfeiters in cost-effective process; wins FPA honors

Technology employs a repeating watermark embedded in a flexible or semi-rigid package to address counterfeiting and help ensure brand protection.
Dirk Rodgers, who contributed to Healthcare Packaging’s Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook, is an independent consultant and founder of RxTrace.
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The future of healthcare supply chain security

We know more about how healthcare supply chain security will work in 2024 than looking forward in any previous 10-year period.
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Report forecasts pharmaceutical packaging growth

Research and Markets’ “2013 Report on the International and U.S. Pharmaceutical Packaging Market—Trends & Forecast to 2018” is now available.
Equate Beauty Acne Foaming Wash, a premium Walmart brand, won the Best Pharmaceutical Tube Award. For this tube, MJS worked with Essel Propack America to create a silver foil decoration along with the flexographic printing with hot foil to achieve a special look.
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Two pharmaceutical tubes win awards

Tube Council competition awards Equate and Rexall tubes, constructed through a partnership between MJS Packaging and Essel Propack.
3D printing offers exciting possibilities for medical device developments.
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Medical device developments that pack the 'wow' factor

With two considerable medical device packaging events just around the corner, intriguing medical device announcements center on everything from engineered human organs to 3D printing to talking apps.
Pfizer Global Supply to conduct trial of thermal imaging system that offers 100% inline inspection without touching the package, offering a technology development for nondestructive packaging seal inspection.
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Pfizer Global Supply to conduct trial of thermal imaging system

Thermal imaging system offers 100% inline inspection without touching the package, offering a technology development for nondestructive packaging seal inspection.
Schreiner-Medipharm's Needle-Trap. It’s a pressure-sensitive label solution for syringes that addresses the problem of sharps. Included here is a photo of (from left to right) three labels still on their release liner, a freshly labeled syringe with its protective needle sheath in place, and a post-injection syringe with its needle safely trapped in plastic with no opportunity whatsoever for harm to healthcare personnel. All that’s left is disposal into the nearest sharps container. According to Schreiner M
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Packaging technology on display at Pharmapack Europe 2014

Aseptic packaging, drug delivery systems, and syringe label that addresses sharps stand out as new venue enjoys successful debut.
Winning in the Pharmapack Awards' Quality of Life category was Nanopass 34, the World’s thinnest pen needle, which was developed by Japan’s Terumo and is notable because it minimizes discomfort or pain caused by injections.
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Responsible innovation and the 2014 Pharmapack Awards

Among the themes that echoed at Pharmapack Europe 2014 was that of responsible innovation.
A PillPack dispenser.
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Convenient packaging helps PillPack launch in 31 states

Full-service pharmacy ships medications and vitamins in personalized packets, starting with patients taking multiple daily meds.

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