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Validation, compliance and documentation

Dirk Rodgers, who contributed to Healthcare Packaging’s Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook, is an independent consultant and founder of RxTrace.
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The case for and against RFID in pharma

Reaching necessary read accuracies remains a challenge in pharmaceuticals, but RFID could still prove useful.
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PharmaExpo tracks will be divided into Manufacturing Operations, Compliance Trends, and Pharmaceutical Packaging.
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Full conference program announced for Pharma Expo

Tracks will be divided into Manufacturing Operations, Compliance Trends, and Pharmaceutical Packaging.
U.S. pharmaceutical firm orders auto injector production. Shown here is the fully automated insertion of a spring into a plastic auto injector component.
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U.S. pharmaceutical firm orders auto injector production

Consisting of 14 plastic components and three metal parts, the auto injectors are used for the treatment of moderate to severe active psoriasis arthritis.
Dirk Rodgers, who contributed to Healthcare Packaging’s Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook, is an independent consultant and founder of RxTrace.
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Congress should have mandated randomization

Congress should have mandated randomization of drug serial numbers, but they did not, so it is up to each manufacturer to recognize the importance it would bring to the protection of their brands and of the supply chain.
Inventory counting is a benefit gained by Sharp Packaging.
Machine Case Study
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Sharp Packaging to gain 10-month ROI on tablet counter

A successful validation study leads to a pharmaceutical contract packager’s use of tablet counters on all its bottling lines and small-quantity bottle filling.
An update on the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention in Rockville, MD. In this photo, Theresa Laranang-Mutlu (far left) and Dr. Desmond Hunt (far right) of the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention talk with Healthcare Packaging Editor Jim Butschli.
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Healthcare Packaging goes to Washington: Part II of a four-part series

An update on the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention in Rockville, MD.
The PharmaPort™ 360 from Cool Containers is an active hybrid container. What that means is that it’s designed to hold one pallet of product, and is set to maintain a temperature range for temperature-sensitive products. A client would lease the containers from UPS, and we would deliver them to the client pre-cooled. They would put their pallet load in there, close it, seal it, and make sure the temperature is set correctly. Then it is transported from origin to destination.
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Voice of the experts: Controlled room temperature packaging considerations

Healthcare Packaging (HCP) speaks with Mark Davis, UPS Healthcare Logistics Manager, who specializes in temperature-sensitive solutions, about packaging and shipping temperature-sensitive products.
Healthcare packaging seminar May 6-7, 2014 to address challenges faced in China, including medical package design, validation, and regulatory issues.
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First LifePack Forum slated for Suzhou, China

Healthcare packaging seminar May 6-7, 2014 to address challenges faced in China, including medical package design, validation, and regulatory issues.
BLISTER PACK. This compliance-prompting pack for a clinical trials application includes room for patient initials and date dispensed.
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The changing face of clinical trial services

A contract packager examines trends affecting the pharmaceutical industry.
Controls Product Brief
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Global Vision: Cloud-based packaging inspection

Global Vision’s Proofware an all-in-one, cloud-based packaging inspection suite allows users instant access to everyone involved in the security of their brand copy and artwork throughout the enterprise, securing their packaging end-to-end with advanced quality control tools to inspect text, artwork, spelling, Braille, and barcodes, and enables annotation.

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