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Plastic bottles used in a pharmaceutical application.

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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Figure 1. Manufacturer A is probably acting as a contract manufacturer/packager on behalf of the NDA holder, manufacturer B.

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.
In early July, Packaging Coordinators, Inc. changed signage at its Rockford, IL, facility to PCI, from the former AndersonBrecon.
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PCI invests in packaging's future

Drug delivery developments and pending serialization justify this contract packager's capital equipment, facility, and personnel investments.
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T.H.E.M. adds to leadership team

To enhance its position as a single-serve packaging manufacturer, Technical Help in Engineering and Marketing (T.H.E.M.), the company credited with commercializing stick packaging in North America, has announced three additions to its leadership team.
How will the new HHS law impact your business?

August 21 Webinar: Calculate the impact of 'Obamacare' on your business

Webinar on Affordable Care Act will teach 'five steps' for avoiding penalties, and provide step-by-step instructions for calculating the law's impact.
This Uhlmann blister-packaging machine is one of the new machines in operation at PCI's Rockford, IL, facility.
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PCI invests in facilities, packaging equipment

Drug delivery developments and pending serialization requirements justify this contract packager’s capital equipment, facility, and personnel investments.
Supplier News

CPA Welcomes new faces with a new board, new members

The Contract Packaging Association has installed its 2013-14 Board of Directors, which will serve the association through the current fiscal year, running from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.
Big-brand co-packing at GENCO
Supplier News

GENCO co-pack operations become new business unit

Company employs 200-plus IT staffers to integrate ‘product lifecycle logistics’ more deeply into the co-packing value chain.
1,000th co-packing plant a fait accomplit. Left to right: Thomas, Augustyn and Terry Allen, Sealed Air territory sales manager for Southern California.
Supplier News

Co-Packer Connection database tops 1,000 facilities milestone

Database-driven service helps manufacturers and marketers reduce research, travel, resources and time to market.
Supplier News

Ryt-way, Hearthside merger creates $1-plus billion food/CPG contract service provider

Consolidated companies, owned by Wind Point Partners, expands services across 19 U.S. manufacturing and packaging sites.


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