Pharmaceutical

Serialization system for pharma
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Serialization system for pharma

A 6-camera Optel vision system is part of this side-serting and serialization bottle-tracking system from NJM.
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BCC Research projects the global market for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing, research, and packaging will ascend to nearly $374.8 billion by 2018, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.1%.
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Outsourcing seen as 'strategic competitive weapon' in pharmaceutical market

New report points to increasing price and cost pressures, regulatory changes, and patent expiries for 9.1% CAGR projection through 2018.
Pharma Technology: Capsule polisher/deduster
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Pharma Technology: Capsule polisher/deduster

Two machines to be displayed with metal detection systems at Supply Side West show in Las Vegas.
When implementing serialization, it’s important to consider handling partial containers.
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Serialization readiness: What about my partial containers?

When implementing serialization, it’s important to consider handling partial containers.
Reduce glass-on-glass pressure in pharma accumulation tables
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Reduce glass-on-glass pressure in pharma accumulation tables

As a replacement for rotary accumulation tables that are too likely to damage pharmaceutical containers, the RX 36 Infinity System from Garvey greatly reduces glass on glass pressure, which reduces damage to containers.
Left to right: Mark Lovell, Shire Pharmaceuticals; Bill Rambo, Panther Life Science Logistics; Arminda O. Montero, AbbVie Inc.; and Jack Rubarth, Gemalto Inc.
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Real-time monitoring in the cold chain

While a number of new tools exist that provide real-time monitoring of the cold chain, how much data is too much? And, what can be done when excursions are identified?
At the 11th Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum, some 80 companies had exhibits to showcase their products and technologies.
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Cold chain event embraces all links in the pharmaceutical supply chain

Cold Chain Global Forum acknowledges that all distribution and logistics stakeholders, from packaging suppliers to patients, must be involved in successful temperature management efforts.
JETT seeks volunteer help for its healthcare consortium.
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Wanted: Experts in equipment purchase and installation

JETT seeks volunteer help for its healthcare consortium. Organization offers numerous free tools that can be downloaded from its website.
The U.S. House passed a track-and-trace and compounding bill.
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U.S. House passes track-and-trace bill

H.R. 3204 now awaits Senate approval. If passed into law, the new bicameral bill would preempt California e-pedigree and give industry more time to comply.
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.

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