Pharmaceutical

VIAL STOPPER. This image shows a continuous ink-jet code on a vial stopper.
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Comparing UDI and DSCSA coding

Although there are differences between the medical device Unique Device Identification (UDI) regulation and the Pharmaceutical Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), Videojet Technologies’ Tim Kearns finds many common aspects across both.
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Walmart announces plans to incorporate Keystone Folding Box Co.’s Ecoslide-RX 2.0 compliance package into its pharmacies nationw
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Walmart first to adopt next-generation compliance/adherence package

Walmart announces plans to incorporate Keystone Folding Box Co.’s Ecoslide-RX 2.0 compliance package into its pharmacies nationwide beginning in 2015.
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HCPC accepting entries for compliance packaging competition

Compliance Package of the Year Awards recognizes compliance/patient reminder pharmaceutical packaging.
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administartion, “Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Final Rule,” 12/3/14
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FDA updates drugs/biologics labeling system

Includes major revisions on pregnancy and breastfeeding, with labeling changes taking effect June 30, 2015. Prescription drugs and biologic products approved after June 30, 2015, will use the new format immediately, while labeling for prescription drugs approved on or after June 30, 2001, will be phased in gradually.
MG2's FlexiLAB capsule filler delivers for Hovione 100% low dosages and extreme precision in-process net weight control for specialty inhalation drug production.
Machine Case Study
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Hovione, MG2 partner to develop inhalation drugs

FlexiLAB capsule filler delivers 100% low dosages and extreme precision in-process net weight control for specialty inhalation drug production.
An Innovative and Sustainable non-foil push-through Blister Lidding from Winpak
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An Innovative and Sustainable non-foil push-through Blister Lidding from Winpak

A non-foil based lidding designed for easy push-through of medication and an ideal replacement for aluminum foil that seals to most commonly used blister films.
Smallest pharma shrink wrapper in the world
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Smallest pharma shrink wrapper in the world

According to Polypack, its Pharma 16 shrink packaging machine is the smallest in the world, at less than 8-ft long. Targeted at pharmaceutical packaging applications, the machine can handle 4-, 6-, or 8-pack round or square products at 20 cycles/min.
Michelangelo robot offers less obstructed work area
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Michelangelo robot offers less obstructed work area

The patent-pending articulated boom robot from IASE presents a high-speed, four-axis alternative to the delta robot, with isolated driving machinery and minimal intrusion into the working envelope.
Flexible, reliable blister line
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Flexible, reliable blister line

This Mediseal CP400 P1600 blister line in the medium performance range (up to 400 blisters/min), demonstrated by MediPak and Korber, represents a reliable, flexible system incorporating a blister and cartoning module, quick format changes and a simple operating concept.
Contract packaging with a focus on pharma
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Contract packaging with a focus on pharma

Reed Lane specializes in prescription and over-the-counter contract pharmaceuticals, both branded and generic.

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