Trends and Issues

Geoffrey Glauser poses with officials from the College of Medical and Health Sciences and an Arktek container.
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The Complexity of Modern Medicine In a Third World Country

Ebola vaccine clinical trail pushes cold chain, logistics and packaging limits.
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Optel Vision: Serialization Printer
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Optel Vision: Serialization Printer

The Manual Print Station prints and verifies serialized codes on cartons.
Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging.
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Dietary supplement sweep

They’re really not unregulated.
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.
GPO's Thailand site. (Source: The Gov't Pharmaceutical Org.)
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Thailand’s GPO Implements PAS-X MES system

First implementation of its kind in the Thai pharmaceutical industry interfaces to ERP, LIMS, and eQMS for efficiency and compliance.
With open-mold thermoforming, Senagral can manufacture its shaped ‘ball cups’ in-house at a reduced cost.
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Ball-shaped yogurt pots thermoformed in-house

French yogurt producer shows how open-mold thermoforming technology can be used to produce custom-shaped yogurt containers for the same cost as straight-walled cups.
Happy Holidays from PMMI Media Group
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PMMI Media Group invites you to take a music break

Enjoy this beautiful recording of a contemporary favorite.
Deadline for entry is March 11.
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Enter the AmeriStar competition

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) reminds all in the packaging business that the entry deadline for the 2016 AmeriStar competition is March 11.
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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.
Refrigerated foam bricks.
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Fisher Dishes on Global Clinical Trials Markets

Technology is advancing so fast that unless you have full-time people keeping track of it, a company's capabilities can become quickly obsolete and they will fall behind their competitors.
Ibuprofen patch development.
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Ibuprofen Patch Developed to Deliver Pain Relief Directly Through Skin

University of Warwick (U.K.), and its spinout firm Medherant say the patch will deliver the drug through the skin to where it’s needed, and at a consistent dose rate. Commercial use expected in about two years.
3M’s ‘4 in 1’ package wins WorldStar Award
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3M’s ‘4 in 1’ package wins WorldStar Award

TricorBraun design includes Spackle, primer, putty knife and sandpaper in single pack to simplify life for do-it-yourselfers in repair projects.
Examining Global IVD Market Factors
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Examining Global IVD Market Factors

Market research indicates optimism for the future for global IVD markets, yet industry consolidation, reimbursement, and excise taxes could slow growth.
e-pill Medication Reminders: Pill Dispenser
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e-pill Medication Reminders: Pill Dispenser

e-pill MedTime Safe guarantees patients have access to the right medicine at the right time.
DuPont: Cargo Covers
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DuPont: Cargo Covers

Tyvek cargo covers protect pharmaceuticals from high temperatures and airborne contamination.
PVC glove production line.
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3D Printing To Boost Global Growth in Plastics Processing Machinery

Freedonia report anticipates the global market for plastics processing machinery will advance 4% annually through 2019 to $35.8 billion.
Refrigerated Transportation: A Critical Link in ‘Cold Chain’ Logistics
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Refrigerated Transportation: A Critical Link in ‘Cold Chain’ Logistics

The localization of perishable commodities, growing population, coupled with rise in freight transportation due to economic development fuels the market for refrigerated transportation.
End-to-end serialization.
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Industry Collaboration Sheds Light on Serialization

Serialization in pharma packaging is a complicated undertaking for anyone, but CMOs and their customers face additional challenges because responsibilities aren’t always clear-cut. A trend toward industry collaboration, even among competitors, is helping to shed light as companies share their successes and lessons learned.

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