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Laure Larkin, far right
Feature Article

Narrowing focus provides career with impact

A 'Women in Packaging' interview with Laure L. Larkin – M.Sci., CPP, Associate Director—Global Stability, R&D Analytical Science & Technology, Ethicon, Inc.
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Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Liaison, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)

Suitability for use—the basis for plastic packaging standards

Trends such as the increased use of biologic and parenteral drugs in patient care and the expanded use of plastic packaging systems to hold and administer drug products are prompting manufacturers to understand the potential for plastic packaging systems to interact and impact product quality and safety.
Materials Product Brief

Mocon: Oxygen permeation test system

See it at Interpack, Hall 5, Stand J03! Suitable for food, pharmaceutical, medical device, and material producers who need to test packaging structures for oxygen permeation, the new fully-automated and user-friendly OX-TRAN Model 2/22 H oxygen permeation test system from Mocon uses advanced technology and design enhancements to significantly reduce test times depending on barrier quality.
West's ConfiDose disposable auto-injector system

Packaging trends for biologics

As the trend toward self-administration continues, the need for careful consideration of primary container design and interaction with biologics, devices, and the patient becomes more critical.
Dr. Desmond G. Hunt

USP addresses moisture permeation in pharmaceutical packaging

Dr. Desmond G. Hunt, senior scientific liaison within the U.S. Pharmacopoeial Convention (USP), discusses USP’s pending revisions to USP General Chapter Containers—Performance Testing, concerning packaging and moisture permeation.
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HealthPack 2013 Louisville preview

Annual conference to help medical device packaging professionals includes two conference days and a UPS Worldhub tour.
Machine Product Brief

MOCON, Inc: Oxygen test system

Three new accessories for Mocon’s OpTech oxygen test system for food and pharmaceutical applications are now available: a portability kit; a needle attachment with fluorescing sensor material applied to its tip; and the new ImPULSE sensor that works with opaque materials as well as with retort applications.
One-Handed World Winners and Losers
Feature Article

'One-Handed World' research reveals keys to user friendly packaging

Kimberly-Clark, Kraft Foods and Avery Office and Consumer products confirm that simpler packaging can benefit all who have a hand tied-up driving, eating, texting, Web-surfing or holding a hand...
Feature Article

Ten ways packaging tech can optimize your supply chain

GlaxoSmithKline expert goes beyond the 'usual suspect' factors to offer technical tips for packagers.
Fabrico cold seal package
Feature Article

Examining cold-seal adhesives for medical and dental packaging

A look at cold-seal adhesives, and the role of the converter in creating cost-effective medical and dental packaging.


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