Trends and Issues

Sharp Clinical Services chart.
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Not your grandparents’ clinical trial

Everyone from the FDA to professional associations are investing time, money, and resources into upping the stakes when it comes to clinical trials.
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ZSpine Orthopaedics, LaMaster Medical tracking
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ZSpine Orthopaedics, LaMaster Medical using medical device tracking

Software helps track medical devices and biologics from manufacturer to patient.
MG America and Cos.Mec: Bin mixer
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MG America and Cos.Mec: Bin mixer

A double-inclination wheeled bin mixer is designed for mixing powders and granules.
This photo shows the SAVSU containers for temperature-sensitive shipments.
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Assessing trends in temperature-sensitive biologic shipments

In this 'First Person' Q&A, Mike Rice, President & CEO, BioLife Solutions, Inc., discusses the role of a smart shipping container and a related cloud-hosted ‘cold chain’ management app.
Open-SCS addresses packaging serialization standard
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Open-SCS addresses packaging serialization standard

Aims to accelerate compliance for healthcare counterfeiting regulations.
PACK EXPO Las Vegas turns 20.
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Triple the size in 20 years

PACK EXPO Las Vegas is three times larger than 1995’s inaugural PACK EXPO West.
Ddrupa runs May 31 to June 10 in Dusseldorf.
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Packaging to be addressed at drupa cube

Featured again at drupa 2016, the world's leading trade fair for print and cross-media solutions, will be the drupa cube, a special conference connecting print professionals, creative agencies, and marketing and brand owners across a variety of vertical markets.
Sofrigam: Temperature-controlled packaging
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Sofrigam: Temperature-controlled packaging

Igloo allows patients to transport heat-sensitive medicines from pharmacy to home.
Flonase OTC launch—Secondary Pack, from GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.
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IoPP announces AmeriStar award winners for 2015

GlaxoSmithKline’s Flonase, Microdermis’ Provodine, and Biogen’s Factor Hard Pack win Drug & Pharmaceutical awards.
The Showcase highlights packaging from around the world.
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Dow does it again

The Dow Chemical Company continues as Showcase of Packaging Innovations® Sponsor at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO.
Eric Greenberg
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Pot marketers eating up opportunities, shaping regulation

The swift emergence of legal marijuana, for medical or merely recreational use, continues to be a story of fascinating challenges.
Pat Reynolds, VP Editor
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Consortiums worth knowing about

Since packaging is such an essential function of modern society, wouldn’t it be nice to know that packaging professionals around the world are collaboratively engaged in optimizing packaging in ways that are socially beneficial?
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Designing packaging for medical marijuana presents unique challenges

Marjorie Fischer is Brand Manager at Auntie Dolores, an Oakland-based leader in the medical cannabis movement and a producer of medical edibles sold through licensed dispensaries. She talks about what it’s like to develop packaging for such a new industry.
Cyber security
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Plant floor cyber security—is it on your agenda?

What is the cyber landscape for Consumer Packaged Goods companies? How great is the risk of getting hacked? Maybe it’s time we took a closer look at cyber security.
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Amcor and Kezzler announce global partnership

The two companies team up to provide MaXQ serialized packaging for consumer engagement and anti-counterfeiting solutions.
The Beverage Cooler Lounge
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ISBT endorses Beverage Cooler Lounge

Society champions networking hub for beverage industry for fourth consecutive year
Report: American manufacturing is alive and well.
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Report: American manufacturing is alive and well

Talk that America’s manufacturing might has severely declined over the last few decades and only low-wage jobs remain is a myth, says a report from Ball State University and Conexus Indiana.
The Baking-Snack Break Lounge is the show hub for the baking and snack industry.
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A Baking-Snack break at PACK EXPO

The Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturer’s Association hosts Baking-Snack Break Lounge at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015.

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