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STRAIGHTLINE CONFIGURATION. The EnVeo R next-generation Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) System from Medtronic is
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Medtronic’s new TAVI system wins DuPont award

DuPont honors medical device manufacturer and Prent for Excellence in Technological Advancement and Enhanced User Experience.
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Global Life Technologies and James Alexander bring Nozin nasal sanitizer to market to reduce the risk of the spread of infection
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Packaging partnership ‘delivers’ Nozin® antiseptic

Global Life Technologies and James Alexander bring Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® to market to reduce the risk of the spread of infection, without antibiotics.
Personal care packaging to exceed $38 billion by 2019.
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Global growth for personal care packaging market

PMMI’s latest study explores personal care packaging trends; PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 deliver solutions.
HealthPack 2016 will be held March 15-17 at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans.
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Medical device packaging takes center stage at HealthPack

HealthPack 2015 focused on exclusive survey and package design. Meanwhile, HealthPack 2016 venue is established.
This image shows surgical devices in an operating room theater.
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Medtronic employs ethnographic research for new package

HealthPack 2015: Using ethnographic research leads to the development of medical device packaging.
Mark Atwater, Director of Vendor Relations, CARiD.com
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Packaging materials reduce damages for wheel/tire shipments

Mark Atwater, Director of Vendor Relations, CARiD.com, discusses the importance of packaging, and how working with the UPS Package Design and Test Lab reduced parts damage during distribution.
Pat Reynolds, VP Editor
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ISTA’s Advocate Program

The rise of e-commerce and the steady growth of the global marketplace are among the reasons why package design and test protocols need to be reexamined.
Total Compensation in 2014
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Earnings, satisfaction rise, reveals 2015 Salary Survey

Average earnings jump 3.54% in 2014 compared with the previous year. Compensation increases for 74% of respondents, with an average bump of 3.7%.
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Automated data collection to boost packaging line OEE

The topic of equipment effectiveness through root cause analysis took center stage at PACK EXPO East in Philadelphia.
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Validation is a useful tool for most disciplines

Because the FDA requires validation of package and process in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, it’s tempting to think that validation is somehow less applicable to other industries.
Eric Greenberg
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Updating nanotech a little

The still-emerging science of nanotechnology is especially relevant to packagers because many early adoptions of this exciting new technology are for packaging and food uses.
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PACK EXPO Welcomes the Center for Trends & Technology Back to Las Vegas

PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center; Sept. 28–30) welcome back the Center for Trends and Technologies: Improving Production Through Innovation (CTT) (Booth C-4829), sponsored by Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork Program.
Seniors represent lucrative market opportunity
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Seniors represent lucrative market opportunity

Euromonitor says the over-60 group will account for 18% of the global population by 2030.
Schematic of Cryoport’s liquid nitrogen dry vapor shipper.
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Sanaria uses logistics partnership to support Malaria vaccines

Cryoport, Inc. a provider of advanced cryogenic logistics products for the life sciences industry, is enhancing its cryogenic logistics support of its Sanaria partnership, which includes Sanaria’s production of malaria vaccine as well as its research and development efforts.
Recipharm completes Korean serialization project for Abbott
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Recipharm completes Korean serialization project for Abbott

Recipharm a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), announced the completion of a complex serialization project for Korea for one of its leading customers, Abbott. The initiative commenced in April 2014.
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USA Pavilion at FoodPex 2015

At FoodPex 2015, International Trade Fair for the Food Processing and Packaging Industries, Messe Düsseldorf North America (MDNA) will organize a US Pavilion with the support of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA).
Contract development and manufacturing organization completes first commercial serialization project for South Korea.
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Serialization first in South Korea

Contract development and manufacturing organization delivers identifiable labeling for a top-10 pharmaceutical company.
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PMG supports packaging education at 30th Annual Packaging Jamboree

Every year, packaging students from around the country come together to network with peers and professionals from the packaging industry at the annual Packaging Jamboree, an event that focuses on connecting packaging students with the industry they hope to join upon graduation.

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