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Winning in the Pharmapack Awards' Quality of Life category was Nanopass 34, the World’s thinnest pen needle, which was developed by Japan’s Terumo and is notable because it minimizes discomfort or pain caused by injections.
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Responsible innovation and the 2014 Pharmapack Awards

Among the themes that echoed at Pharmapack Europe 2014 was that of responsible innovation.
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Tabletop discussions provided a launching point for healthcare and pharmaceutical professionals to discuss issues and trends at the Cool Chain Europe event, held Jan. 27-29, 2014 in Luxembourg.
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Cold Chain Europe: Quality, cost, communication, and compliance

More than 400 pharmaceutical and healthcare cool chain and controlled room temperature logistics professionals come together in Luxembourg to share best practices.
Luxexpo exposition center in Luxembourg hosted Cool Chain Europe 2014.
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Live from Cool Chain Europe: Champagne toast for Cool Chain Excellence Award winners

Awards recognize outstanding contributions in temperature control logistics and Quality Assurance in the pharmaceutical cold-chain industry.
At a well-attended tabletop discussion on day one of the Cool Chain & Controlled Room Temperature Logistics Europe conference in Luxembourg, Laurent Foetisch, Managing Director of Supply Chain Operations SA, shepherded participants through “The ‘Ten Commandments’ for Successful Supply of Temperature-Sensitive Products,” developed by Cold Chain IQ and Kaoutar Sahli Lenstra, Senior Cold Chain and Specialties Analyst for Pfizer and a member of the Industry Advisory Board for this year’s event.
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Live from Cool Chain Europe: The 10 Commandments of temperature-sensitive product supply

Brought down from the mountaintop of experience handling temperature-sensitive products, these 10 commandments summarize best practices in cold-chain logistics.
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Japan's packaging sector: still leaking, but weathering the storm

A well known consultant and industry observer of the Asian packaging supply chain brings an update on how Japan has fared since the devastation of the 2011 earthquake.
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Call for entries in DuPont Awards

This year the awards program in the 26th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation includes changes that reflect current trends in the packaging space.
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SAVE FOOD players unite under FAO umbrella

In the run-up to the global SAVE FOOD Congress in May 2014, the initiative’s representatives, both industrial and civilian, met at the Partnership Event for an initial exchange of ideas.
The audience during HealthPack 2013.
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HealthPack announces 2014 agenda

Medtronic’s Jackie Elkin will open the March 11-13 event in Albuquerque with a keynote address on unique product identification and medical device packaging.
Figure E.2 World Packaging Consumption by Region, 2012 vs. 2018 ($ billion). Source: Smithers Pira
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Revealing key trends driving the global packaging market

Smithers Pira projects global packaging sales to reach $975 billion by 2018, with Asia predicted to represent more than 40% of demand.
UPS: Top supply chain issues, North America.
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UPS survey examines healthcare distribution challenges

Survey respondents in the Asia-Pacific region push product security issues ahead of supply chain cost as top ‘Pain in the (Supply) Chain’ concern.

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