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Specialty drugs represent improved patient health and profit for manufacturers, but create an insurance conundrum.
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Xavier University FDA Conference: Insurance perspective

Specialty drugs represent improved patient health and profit for manufacturers, but create an insurance conundrum.
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Study: Consumers prefer aluminum closures for wine/spirits

Among the factors driving the preference for aluminum wine/spirits closures are reclosability and recyclability.
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Students recycle for playground equipment

In a new contest sponsored by Colgate, ShopRite, and TerraCycle, east coast schools compete for playground equipment by recycling Colgate packaging.
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Wooden block holds Wild Forest fragrance

Created to reflect the balance of urban cityscape and natural environment, packaging for men’s fragrance Wild Forest comprises a glass bottle held within a wooden container.
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Interbev Process to co-locate with Process Expo

The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and NüernbergMesse announced that they have signed an agreement to co-locate Process Expo and the newly relaunched InterBev Process in Chicago, beginning in 2015.
Sensors enable clear object detection. Source: Banner
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CPG manufacturers benefit from sensor technology advances

One trend in packaging machine design is to move from tool-less changeovers to automated changeovers, reducing the complexity and downtime related to product variation. Sensors of various types enable the automation.
Banner's IVu  is a vision sensor that can identify mislabeling.
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Sensor trends affecting packaging automation

Non-rigid packaging handling, quality control and trace-and-trace applications are being improved by advances in sensor technology. Here’s how.
Dr. Michael Drues is President of Grafton, MA-based Vascular Sciences, an education, training, and consulting company. He can be reached on Linkedin®, by phone at 508.887.9486, and by e-mail at mdrues@vascularsci.com
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10 questions for the future of medicine, circa 2024

The global healthcare community’s responses to these 10 questions could have a profound impact on the future of medicine—and its packaging.
HealthPack 2014 in Albuquerque included a number of exhbitor booths.
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Are medical device manufacturers overwhelmed with standards?

Medical device standards and regulations generate discussion at HealthPack 2014’s opening day.
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Daisy updates cottage cheese pack

Colored lids and updated graphics for Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese packaging highlights ‘The Daisy Difference’: high-quality ingredients.
Desmond Hunt addressed U.S. Pharmacopeia issues at PDA Europe 2014.
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PDA Europe addresses regulatory and standards issues

Regulatory and standards agencies must move forward to take into account complex biologics, single-use manufacturing, improved testing methods, etc.
New technology and trends revealed at PDA Europe, held in Brussels.
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New technology and trends revealed at PDA Europe

Bayer’s Dr. Joerg Zuercher points the way for future considerations in parenteral packaging.
BLISTER PACK. This compliance-prompting pack for a clinical trials application includes room for patient initials and date dispensed.
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The changing face of clinical trial services

A contract packager examines trends affecting the pharmaceutical industry.
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Bottle true to moonshine's roots

Profiled on reality show “Moonshiners,” Tim Smith’s Climax Moonshine whiskey goes legit, launching in a bottle that reflects his unique story and the culture of moonshining.
A special birthday edition package for iodized salt will be available for a limited time in 2014.
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Morton Salt Girl birthday brings brand refresh

Iconic Morton Salt packaging moves to a cleaner, simpler look to modernize the brand, while a limited-edition pack celebrates the Morton Salt Girl’s 100th birthday.
Eric Greenberg is Principal Attorney at Eric F. Greenberg P.C., a law firm that concentrates its practice in food and drug law, packaging law, and commercial litigation. He can be reached at greenberg@efg-law.com or at 312-977-4647.
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Packaging adds safety, other benefits

The recently passed DQSA law is an important part of the picture, but only part of the story of how packaging’s role in safety is increasing.
Printing or labeling your syringes or infusion bags brought comments from the audience at 2014 PDA (Parenteral Drug Assn.) Europe that were as varied as the attendees and the technology they support or buy.
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The trouble with inks, adhesives, and labels

Not even on the agenda at PDA Europe, the audience steers conversation to this controversial topic.
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New dishwasher rinse bottle saves the day

With a structure likened to a superhero silhouette, a new bottle for LemiShine Rinse dishwater detergent additive brings double-digit sales growth to the brand.

 

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