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Las Vegas hosts Amazing Packaging Race

Sixth edition of the annual event continues to support the processing and packaging workforce as it introduces students to the exhibitors of PACK EXPO Las Vegas & Pharma EXPO.
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What’s new in personalized medicine?

A new PwC/Personalized Medicine Initiative Green Paper describes patient benefits. Meanwhile, Grand View Research predicts the global genomics market value to top US$22 billion by 2020.
scanware electronic GmbH: Inspection systems
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scanware electronic GmbH: Inspection systems

Lynx-Capa CI and Lynx-Spectra 3D provide speedy inspection of packaging materials and products.
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CTT Returns to PACK EXPO Las Vegas

Center for Trends & Technology at PACK EXPO Las Vegas focuses on improving productivity, efficiency and agility.
Pharmaceutical market forecasts to 2020
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Pharmaceutical market forecasts to 2020

MarketsandMarkets predicts the pharmaceutical packaging market will be worth $80 billion by 2020, while Persistence Market Research analyzes the future of glass in pharma.
Ipack-Ima was heavily attended, including a strong showing by visitors from outside of Italy.
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Ipack-Ima exceeds expectations

IPACK-IMA 2015, a leading exhibition of processing and packaging technology held at Fiera Milano between May 19th and was well attended, and about one-fourth of those attendees came from outside of Italy.
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Selke named director of MSU School of Packaging

Susan E. Selke has been named Director of the Michigan State University School of Packaging.
Shown here in a photo supplied by Freudenberg-NOK is a seal.
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Addressing extractables and leachables

E&L Europe to revisit London this November; new study looks at interactions with pharmaceutical preparation, including the separation of components from an elastomer mixture.
PMMI's Andrew Dougherty
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Andrew Dougherty promoted to PMMI Vice President

PMMI promotes Dougherty to bolster member engagement and recruiting.
Jill Costelow, VP Operations and Supply Chain, Pressed Juicery, LLC
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Women in operations

Jill Costelow, VP Operations and Supply Chain for Pressed Juicery, LLC, a cold-pressed juice company in Fresno, CA, discusses her experiences as a female mechanical engineer in a male-dominated field and suggests ways CPGs and packaging organizations can encourage and support young women to pursue a STEM career.
Eric Greenberg
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GMO foods and labels: many angles, many squabbles

The ongoing debates about genetically modified organisms in food, especially over label statements saying a food lacks GMOs, seem to be everywhere all at once.
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Forecasting the healthcare packaging market from 2015-2025

Visiongain offers prospects for leading companies in over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals, and medical equipment.
Sustainability, convenience, barrier properties to fuel tube market growth
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Sustainability, convenience, barrier properties to fuel tube market growth

MarketsandMarkets report forecasts tube packaging market to reach $8.63 billion by 2020. Asia-Pacific region expected to grow the fastest in next five years.
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Winners of IoPP scholarships announced

The Institute of Packaging Professionals is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 IoPP Packaging Education Scholarship Fund.
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Complexity of e-commerce supply chain raises the stakes for manufacturers

With jumps in e-commerce volume and complexity, manufacturers must address challenges in shipping, communicating with third-party retailers, and secondary packaging marketing.
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Ipack-Ima addresses the future of packaging

Speakers at the opening ceremony for the 23rd edition of Ipack-Ima in Milan discuss emerging packaging technologies, including HPP, plant-based materials, and sustainability.
Dewey Scott of Scott Farms describes how automation and unique serialization have benefited his company.
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Unique serialization comes to fresh produce

Proudly representing the food industry at The Automation Forum, and the produce industry in particular, was Dewey R. Scott, Operations Manager at North Carolina sweet potato packer Scott Farms.
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Business intelligence is at your fingertips

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