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PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL returns in August 2015

PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2015, The 5th International Packaging and Printing Exhibition for Asia, will again offer the regional packaging and printing market an excellent sourcing and buying platform from August 26 – 29, 2015 at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Global healthcare cold chain market to reach $13.4 billion

An increase demand for a certain type of product is driving the growth, according to a new report.
Laetus: Packaging system
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Laetus: Packaging system

The MV-70 pack handling system provides secure serialization of folding boxes.
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Packaging, labeling play role in lawsuits

Plaintiffs file lawsuits alleging misleading labeling and packaging for Pfizer’s Advil and KAO USA’s Ban products.
Rockwell Automation: MES software
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Rockwell Automation: MES software

PharmaSuite MES Software is a single track-and-trace system for batch and discrete production.
Why your manufacturing environment may soon run in the cloud
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Why your manufacturing environment may soon run in the cloud

Learn why cloud computing is quickly becoming the dominant architecture from plant to supply chain.
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Meet the world's smallest pacemaker

This new device from Medtronic is less than one-tenth the size of a conventional pacemaker and is placed directly in the heart.
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Biosimilar naming system comes under fire

Industry groups, drug companies criticize proposals citing usability issues.
CombiMatrix selects Cryoport as logistics partner. Here we see a Cryoport shipper in transit.
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CombiMatrix selects Cryoport as logistics partner

Clinical diagnostic laboratory CombiMatrix teams with Cryoport for the distribution of its new CombiPGS™ genetic screening test.
EXPO PACK México
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Pharma market grows in Mexico

The Mexican pharmaceutical market is the now second largest in Latin America, increasing the demand for packaging.
Specialty pharmacies, says at least one group, represent the fastest-growing segment of the pharmaceutical market.
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Promising future for specialty pharmacies

Taking a quick look at the market and the challenges in what at least one group says represents the fastest-growing segment of the pharmaceutical market.
Domino and Datalase help 3C! Packaging think outside the (black) box
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Domino and Datalase help 3C! Packaging think outside the (black) box

3C! Packaging creates folding cartons for healthcare customers. They needed to find a way to print serialization coding without the "black box" panel. This four-minute video, narrated by managers at 3C!, reveals how partners Domino and DataLase Ltd. provided the ink formulations and laser technology allowing the company to solve this dilemma in a groundbreaking new way.
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World demand for caps and closures is projected to increase 5.6% per year to $58 billion in 2019 according to Freedonia.
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What’s behind rising cap and closure demand?

Freedonia report cites global market gains, more sophisticated closures for pharmaceutical and beauty products.
Chicago headlines PACK Gives BACK
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Bringing Chicago to Vegas

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing, announces legendary rock band Chicago for PACK Gives BACK at PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
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Allergy drug could help treat hepatitis C

The study showed the drug impaired the ability of the virus to enter human liver cells.
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Fast-tracking medical devices through the FDA

Starting April 14, the new program will help manufacturers of devices for life-threatening, or irreversibly debilitating, conditions get approval faster.
Graphic Security Systems: Customizable security
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Graphic Security Systems: Customizable security

BrandMark™ customizable security system uses an encoded icon that can be authenticated using a smartphone app.
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PMMI welcomes new members

The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies member rolls now exceed 725.

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