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Ready meals benefit from in-pack microwave pasteurization.
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Ready meals launched in Japan

Konan Foods Co., Ltd, a food producer in Kochi, Japan, has launched a new line of ready meals whose refrigerated shelf life is extended thanks to in-pack microwave pasteurization.
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Novartis package features child-resistant design

Novartis Exforge HCT, for treating high blood pressure, is packaged by PCI, using the MWV Shellpak Renew child-resistant design to support patients in taking their daily medication.

Eli Lilly compliance pack earns honors

The 2014 HCPC Compliance Package of the Year First Runner Up was awarded to the Eli Lilly Strattera® Physician Sample Pack from PCI, which contains medication for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

HCPC Compliance Package of the Year

Astra Zeneca’s SEROQUEL XR® 14-Day Sample Kit for Acute Bipolar Depression is in a calendarized blister pack from MWV that promotes patient adherence for this medication’s complex dosing regimen.
•	2014 HCPC Compliance Package of the Year: Astra Zeneca SEROQUEL XR® 14-Day Sample Kit for Acute Bipolar Depression from MWV.
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Astra Zeneca, Eli Lilly, Novartis win HCPC honors

The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council unveils the most innovative pharmaceutical packages designed to improve patient adherence.
Case-ready meats
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Regulations hinder new packaging for meat, poultry, seafood

Regulations related to the manufacture, distribution, type, and category of meat, poultry, and seafood are stifling the entry of new players and packaging innovation, says report.
Barrier thermoformed trays have the appearance of casserole dishes.
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Ready meals in barrier trays

French ready meal producer Gendreau Group and its subsidiary VIF have launched a range of high-quality ‘country style’ ready meal items in a thermoformed barrier plastic tray.
CURVE PATTERN. The curve features aided retention of the curve in the devices during sterilization process.
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Voice of customer inputs key to catheter tray and lid combination

Boston Scientific’s catheter tray and lid provide numerous benefits, including a knurling pattern of grooves in the tray.
Enigma high-security thumb drive-sized encryption device
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Clear package protects, promotes encryption device

The new Enigma high-security thumb drive-sized encryption device uses a clear plastic tray-and-sleeve system that offers tamper-evidence and plenty of space for graphics.
Glenn Whiteside, CPP, MSIE, Packaging/Manufacturing Engineer, Sterile Pack Department, DePuy Synthes USA.
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Wish I had known earlier: vacuum packaging’s versatility

As packaging professionals, we all have things we know now that we wish we had known much earlier in our career. My “wish I had known earlier” relates to vacuum packaging.

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