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Nurses med device input
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Nurses, medical pros help drive device packaging improvements

Medical device companies use input from nurses and professionals to develop packaging that opens easier and works harder in the field.
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Materials out of the box
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Wanted: Suppliers offering packaging material innovation and expertise

Hard-pressed to do more with less, manufacturers rely on suppliers with industry knowledge, with an eye on sustainability and validated processes.
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Solving the marketing disconnect

Sales & marketing want a new package; engineering & production say it can't be done. Here's how to address the conflict.
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Regulated categories: Designing with one hand tied behind your back

Designers who proactively incorporate government, industry, or corporate mandates into their design strategy can make like Houdini and escape the confines of design drudgery.
Logistics and packaging
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Inviting packaging to the product development table

Bringing packaging to the product development process benefits package design, patient compliance, and patent expiry issues.
V-8 Fusion Sparkling Drinks uses a slim can to emphasize the brand message.
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Great package design is a core brand value

Forget good design: Go for great. Great package design substantially increases the value perception of a brand, building consumer loyalty and commanding a higher retail price.
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Five steps to great design with flexible film

How to execute a flexible package design that allows for attractive aesthetics, protects the product and improves bottom-line results.
Gordon Plotkin, founder and principal, Inwork, Inc.
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Narrowing the interpretation gap between design and commercialization

Because package design is just as much art as it is science, there can be a wide interpretation gap between design exploration and the actual print run, unless you account for certain variables upstream in the process.
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Insights on eye tracking

Beyond knowing what consumers shop, here's how you an use the power of eye tracking to give your package its best chance of getting noticed on the shelf.
OTC pack
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FDA considering waiving some prescription requirements

Agency to seek public input on allowing popular meds to switch from Rx-to-OTC to improve patient access to certain meds, which could impact package design and labeling.

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