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Merck, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca pros to speak at PPF

The Pharmaceutical Packaging Forum 2007, sponsored by the publishers of Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging magazines, will be held March 29 at The Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia.
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HEALTHCARE ISSUES. Validation and FDA-related issues continue to have significant impact on manufacturers.
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Checking up on healthcare packaging

Vital issues include validation, FDA regulations, counterfeiting, and the challenges of shipping pharmaceuticals and biologics through the cold chain.(Part I of II)
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Security breaches include the Internet

A new report points to Internet activity as a growing portal for counterfeiting. What are the packaging implications?
MULTI-LAYERED PROTECTION. West Spectra™ RFID, a West Pharmaceutical Services' product, provides drug manufacturers with mul
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California dreamin'

Drug ‘pedigree' compromise in Golden State has RFID vendors expecting wider drug industry adoption.
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Tamper-evident RFID

It's another sign of the times we live in that authentication technologies, including RFID tags, may themselves need to be made tamper-evident to indicate when they've been messed with.
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Graphic Packaging Intl.: Graphic Packaging Intl.: Secondary motion servo rotary vacuum placer

Minnesota Automation Products of Graphic Packaging International introduces its new secondary motion servo rotary vacuum placer that offers the versatility to pick lids up to 4" deep and randomly place them onto a continuous motion stream of product for the food industry at speeds to 125 packages/min.
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Secure track-and-trace container debuts

A modular system with user-specified features can secure valuable products through the supply chain.
MICROWAVE CONVENIENCE. An internal steam vent in this stand-up pouch permits self-venting in the microwave oven.
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The incredible flexible pouch

Economies of scale drive pouch costs down, while shelf appeal and convenience features deliver on the marketer's need to differentiate.
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Packaging in India: "It's more than packs. It's package engineering."

In India, the retail boom has just started and is catching on rapidly across the east, west, south, and north zones. At the beginning of this decade, organised retailing accounted for a mere $US 2.9 billion, just 1.25% of the estimated total retail market. By 2010, it is estimated to be a $US 33-billion industry. The retail sector in India is expected to grow by 20% each year in the next 10 years.
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Summit introduces Pharmaceutical Packaging Forum 2007

Presenters from Merck, Schering-Plough, and Cardinal Health will help Summit Publishing launch the Pharmaceutical Packaging Forum 2007 (www.packworld.com/ppf), scheduled at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia Thursday, March 29, 2007.

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