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Shown here is a pharmaceutical factory worker.
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The Fate of Pharma

The pharmaceutical industry is under pressure to lower drug prices, improve product quality and accelerate time to market. Here’s how Big Data and the Internet of Things will play an important role in the future.
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Liz Tierney, Publisher, Healthcare Packaging
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Liz Tierney Promoted to Healthcare Packaging Publisher

Tierney has developed new ad products and pioneered new markets for the brand, and she will continue as the lead sales contact in her new position as Publisher.
Medical device excise tax suspension
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Medical Device Excise Tax Suspension to Rejuvenate U.S. Market

GlobalData analyst says two-year suspension will provide relief to small- and medium-sized device makers.
PMMI offers a four-tiered certification in mechatronics that is recognized by both the U.S. DOL and NAM.
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Work-based learning—a strategy for business sustainability

By some estimates, over the next 10 years there will be a shortfall of more than 2 million technically skilled workers for manufacturing jobs. That’s why work-based learning initiatives are so important.
Progea’s Movicon SCADA system.
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Medical Devices Enter the Information Age

Despite increasing competitive and regulatory pressures, medical device manufacturers have an opportunity to seize a significantly growing market. Streamlining operations through automation will be key.
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Intertrans Carrier Co. Becomes a V3-Certified Company

Intertrans Carrier Company has become a “V3-Certified Company, joining nearly 370 large and small businesses across the Commonwealth of Virginia who are committed to hiring Veterans.
Pat Reynolds, VP Editor
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Taming SKU proliferation

Imagine a business model where it’s a good thing to have your employees poached away from you on a regular basis.
Banding pyramid.
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11 questions to help you protect pharma packaging personnel

Concerns over contamination often overshadow concerns for workers’ safety. Highlighted here are key questions to ask during your risk evaluation.
Ivette Larralde-Valdes
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Change in thinking needed for women in packaging careers

An interview with Ivette Larralde-Valdes, Sr. Q.C. Compliance Specialist, Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Laure Larkin, far right
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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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