Trends and Issues

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Dude! Gluten rules!

Gluten rules, as the surfers might say, but not in the way they might mean it. It rules the lives of those who have to avoid it for health reasons, and even some who avoid it for the wrong reasons.
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Dan Balan
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Is it time for a socratic examination of packaging?

The Greek philosopher known for his wit and wisdom, Socrates came to fame by asking questions.
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.
Anti-counterfeiting packaging market worth $128.6 billion by 2019
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Anti-counterfeiting packaging market worth $128.6 billion by 2019

Authentication technologies to grow the highest within this market due to increasing awareness of counterfeit products.
Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging.
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Packaging leads to CPSC action

Commission says some Dr. Reddy’s packaging failed to meet ‘special packaging’ that is resistant to children but openable by adults.
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Solutions on tap at Center for Trends & Technologies

Once again the Center for Trends and Technologies will be a terrific educational resource for attendees on the Pack Expo International show floor.
Dr. Michael Drues is president of Grafton, MA-based Vascular Sciences (www.vascularsci.com), an education, training, and consulting company. He can be reached on Linkedin®, by phone at 508.887.9486, and by e-mail at mdrues@vascularsci.com
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The Future of Medicine: Biomedical nanotechnology

The smaller the thing, the bigger the challenge for nanotechnology, for medical treatment, for packaging, and for regulatory.
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies and owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, announced that Gerardo Barajas has been hired as director of EXPO PACK Events. In this new role, Barajas will have oversight of EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, PMMI’s trade shows in Latin America.
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PMMI welcomes Gerardo Barajas as EXPO PACK Event Director

Barajas will have oversight of EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, PMMI’s trade shows in Latin America.
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Packaging Hall of Fame 2014

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, congratulates the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
Steady growth forecast for U.S. flexible packaging
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Steady growth forecast for U.S. flexible packaging

Flexible Packaging Assn. envisions 2014 growth of 3.8% to $28.2 billion, making it one of the fastest-growing packaging segments in the U.S.
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AIPIA Congress comes to Pack Expo

The Active and Intelligent Packaging Association (AIPIA) will survey the role active and intelligent packaging technology can play in profitability during AIPIA’s Congress (Nov. 2–4) during Pack Expo International and Pharma Expo 2014 (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place, Chicago).
'Cold Chain Chronicles' delivers thought-provoking insights
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'Cold Chain Chronicles' delivers thought-provoking insights

New book authored by Kevin O’Donnell provides practitioner’s outside-the-box perspectives on the importance of temperature-sensitive drug stewardship.
Map of India
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An insider’s look at the healthcare market in India

The latest on India’s pharmaceutical and medical device markets, with a perspective from Vimal Kumar, Senior Specialist and Head Solutions/Medical Electronics for Tata Elxsi, a design engineering service provider in Pune, India.
EcoBliss introduced Locked4Kids, a child-resistant pharmaceutical carton.
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Innovation on display at interpack

New developments in pharmaceutical and medical device packaging exemplify the innovation on display at interpack 2014 in the Düsseldorf Exhibition Center.
Machine Product Brief
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Omega: Manual case aggregation system

See it at Pharma EXPO, Booth #703! Designed for pharmaceutical companies and contract packagers, Omega Design Corporation’s Intelli-Pac Manual Case Aggregation System for serialized cartons or bottles processes loose or bundled bottles and cartons to integrate layered aggregation technology.
Pharmacy automation systems market to predicted to grow 7.6% annually
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Pharmacy automation systems market predicted to grow 7.6% annually

Need for cost reduction, lower medication errors, and time for patient care to help drive market worth to $4,566.2 Million by 2019, says report.
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.
Materials Product Brief
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Rondo-Pak: Digital watermarking for folding carton packaging

See it at Pharma EXPO, Booth #683, with Korber MediPak! Using mobile technologies such as InvisiMarc (IM) code, imperceptible Digital Watermarks for folding carton packaging from Rondo-Pak provide multi-media customer engagement via smartphones without taking up print space on a package, and brand authentication and anti-counterfeiting strategies as an added layer of protection.

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