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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.
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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.
Extra Strength Tylenol bottle cap carries the message, 'Always read the label.'
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Tylenol cap warns about acetaminophen

In October, Extra Strength Tylenol bottle caps will carry a message instructing consumers to ‘Always read the label.’
Figure 1. Manufacturer A is probably acting as a contract manufacturer/packager on behalf of the NDA holder, manufacturer B.
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Working with CMOs under California e-pedigree

For different products, manufacturers may fill the role of an exclusive distributor, a contract manufacturing organization, or a repackager. Each of these would be treated differently under the California law with respect to pedigree origination and updating.
The cover of “Global Nano Packaging Market 2013-2023: Opportunities for Nanotechnology,” from Visiongain Ltd.
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Report assesses global nanotechnology packaging market through 2023

Global consumers, economic issues, emerging markets to influence nanotechnology growth in packaging in the coming decade.

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