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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.
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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.
Transparency Market Research report says global prefilled syringe market to reach $4.98 Billion in 2019
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Global prefilled syringe market to reach $4.98 Billion in 2019

Transparency Market Research report says growth will be triggered by biologics and other potent injectable drugs, as well as technical advances in prefilled syringe manufacturing and packaging.
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A resource you should know about: GS1

GS1 US administers bar-code standards, but did you know about all these GS1 education, support, online tools, standards and events?
TRAXSECURE UNALTERED. The TraxSecur™ security feature is printed, without a requirement for any special inks, as a background that looks similar to those seen on security paper, except that it is created as a unique “instance” relating to a single time and place, which inextricably links an individual package to its unique corresponding track-and-trace information; this is Serialized Security™.
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Update on serialization and unique device identification regulatory developments

Key regulatory developments could preempt California e-pedigree and provide clarity for manufacturers and packagers of pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices.
The first new EU guidelines for GDP of medicinal products for human use since 1994 include new information on quality risk management, transportation, and more.
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New EU GDP includes new/enhanced guidelines

The first new EU guidelines for GDP of medicinal products for human use since 1994 include new information on quality risk management, transportation, and more.
UPS survey shows supply chain issues in North America.
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UPS survey finds global healthcare executives driving supply chain transformation to reach new markets

Investments planned in areas such as technology amid growing concerns over product protection, global regulatory environment.
The cover of “Global Nano Packaging Market 2013-2023: Opportunities for Nanotechnology,” from Visiongain Ltd.
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Report assesses global nanotechnology packaging market through 2023

Global consumers, economic issues, emerging markets to influence nanotechnology growth in packaging in the coming decade.

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