H.B. Fuller (St. Paul, MN) introduces new adhesives for medical device packaging that contain no natural latex or solvents. SolarCure(TM) radiation-curable and hot melt polyester-based p-s adhesives may be roll-coated or pattern-applied (either gravure or screen-printed).
FANUC Robotics (Rochester Hills, MI) has introduced the A-520i Washdown, a robot designed for precise, high-speed operation in harsh washdown environments, including food and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.
Rexam Closures (Evansville, IN) visited area elementary schools to teach students about the proper handling of medicines, household cleaners and other poisonous products during National Poison Prevention Week (March 15-21).
FDA plans to revise its regulatory requirements for the pregnancy section of pharmaceutical labeling. An advanced notice of proposed rulemaking will put forth "preliminary proposals for changing the current requirements and will invite comments on all aspects of the notice." This is a long-term action and FDA gave no timetable.