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How Sanofi will save $3 million in packaging costs
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How Sanofi will save $3 million in packaging costs

Through a partnership with Sonoco ThermoSafe, Sanofi meets multiple challenges in its international shipping, saving labor costs, time, and gaining versatility.
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Bosch Packaging: Intermittent horizontal cartoning machine

Designed for use with pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food products, the CUT 1405 intermittent horizontal cartoning machine from Bosch Packaging Technology features standard modules that can be flexibly combined to accommodate a variety of products (such as bottles, vials, syringes, ampoules, etc.) and packaging, and the latest servo and safety technology at reduced costs.
Frankfurt to host global roundtable on open architecture for track and trace: Defining global track-and-trace standards for the pharmaceutical industry is a key goal of the Sept. 24, 2014 event in Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt to host global roundtable on open architecture for track and trace

Defining global track-and-trace standards for the pharmaceutical industry is a key goal of the Sept. 24, 2014 event in Frankfurt.
Inventory counting is a benefit gained by Sharp Packaging.
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Sharp Packaging to gain 10-month ROI on tablet counter

A successful validation study leads to a pharmaceutical contract packager’s use of tablet counters on all its bottling lines and small-quantity bottle filling.
Machinery to take center stage at Pharma Expo in Chicago
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Machinery to take center stage at Pharma Expo in Chicago

Co-located with Pack Expo Intl., the event will showcase next-generation production line advances in automation.
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Clinical trial logistics spend to rise

Independent market research study shows that the complexity of new drugs entering clinical development will increase their use of dedicated supply chain providers with temperature control capabilities, on-time delivery, and real-time shipment traceability.
USP to focus on the topics of Good Distribution Practices (GDPs) for pharmaceuticals, quality management systems, environmental conditions management, importation/exportation management, and supply chain integrity and security issues.
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USP needs input from pharma industry experts: Mary Foster

USP to focus on the topics of Good Distribution Practices (GDPs) for pharmaceuticals, quality management systems, environmental conditions management, importation/exportation management, and supply chain integrity and security issues.
Robotic system for filling and stoppering of vials
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Robotic system for filling and stoppering of vials

Bausch & Stroebel’s flexible two-robot system is designed for filling, stoppering, and crimp-capping of vials in the pharmaceutical industry. Handles syringes and cartridges, too.
MWV's Lee Miller describes the Shellpak Renew system at The Automation Forum 2014.
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Adherence pack 2.0 now reaching Walmart stores

As baby boomers continue to age and adherence packaging becomes more important than ever, one clever company built a 134-axis servo-driven system to crank out lots and lots of blister-style adherence packs.
The CPSC was brought up recently when Senator Charles Schumer of NY said that FDA and CPSC should use “flow restrictors” on children’s medicines to help prevent an estimated 10,000 annual emergency room visits.
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Healthcare Packaging goes to Washington: Part IV of a four-part series

A healthcare perspective on the Consumer Products Safety Commission from Bethesda, MD.

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