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Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Liaison, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
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Suitability for use—the basis for plastic packaging standards

Trends such as the increased use of biologic and parenteral drugs in patient care and the expanded use of plastic packaging systems to hold and administer drug products are prompting manufacturers to understand the potential for plastic packaging systems to interact and impact product quality and safety.
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PMMI announces 2014 Packaging Hall of Fame commission

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announces the 2014 Packaging Hall of Fame Commission.
Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging.
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Tanning product order colors understanding of law

Shedding light on how and why FDA can regulate sunlamp products.
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Processing and packaging groups converge at Pack Expo

PMMI, owner and producer of Pack Expo International 2014, is pleased to announce more than 30 leading packaging and processing professional associations from all over the world will be on hand at Pack Expo International 2014 November 2-5 at Chicago's McCormick Place.
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What's next in active and intelligent food packaging?

Among the types of active and intelligent packaging most commonly researched is antimicrobial food packaging. But when will we see commercialization and true marketplace impact?
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Pondering packaging possibilities for pot products

There are so many surprising, fascinating aspects of the rapidly disintegrating illegality of marijuana in America.
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From MSU to UPG—views of a freshly minted grad

John Herzig, a 2013 graduate of the Michigan State University's School of Packaging, is now Associate Packaging Engineer at United Pet Group. He talks about how MSU prepared him for a career as a packaging professional.
How Sanofi will save $3 million in packaging costs
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How Sanofi will save $3 million in packaging costs

Through a partnership with Sonoco ThermoSafe, Sanofi meets multiple challenges in its international shipping, saving labor costs, time, and gaining versatility.
PMMI has announced the sudden passing of A.J. Janosko.
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PMMI announces passing of A.J. Janosko

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has announced the sudden passing of A.J. Janosko, Director of Expositions for PMMI, who passed away June 23 as a result of an accident over the weekend.
Frankfurt to host global roundtable on open architecture for track and trace: Defining global track-and-trace standards for the pharmaceutical industry is a key goal of the Sept. 24, 2014 event in Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt to host global roundtable on open architecture for track and trace

Defining global track-and-trace standards for the pharmaceutical industry is a key goal of the Sept. 24, 2014 event in Frankfurt.
Inventory counting is a benefit gained by Sharp Packaging.
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Sharp Packaging to gain 10-month ROI on tablet counter

A successful validation study leads to a pharmaceutical contract packager’s use of tablet counters on all its bottling lines and small-quantity bottle filling.
Kellen Company names Healthcare Packaging exclusive media partner of HealthPack 2015: HealthPack 2015 will be held March 3-5 at the Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, VA.
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Kellen Company names Healthcare Packaging exclusive media partner of HealthPack 2015

HealthPack 2015 will be held March 3-5 at the Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, VA.
GlobalData report says patent expirations of branded biologics and regulatory changes will help biosimilars gain market share from biologics.
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Biosimilars to erode biologics market beyond 2019

GlobalData report says patent expirations of branded biologics and regulatory changes will help biosimilars gain market share from biologics.
The 12th Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum will provide a new focus when the show runs in Boston Sept. 29-Oct. 3: a shift towards supply chain integrity. This is a photo of Boston's Beacon Hill.
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Cold chain and logistics forum heads to Boston

Sept. 29-Oct. 3 event to shift focus to supply chain integrity as it moves back to 'the center of the life sciences industry.'
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Packaging Hall of Fame nominations welcome

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of the Pack Expo family of trade shows, is accepting nominations for the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
UK-based Child Safe Packaging Group notes that by 2015, the need for child-resistant packs will increase, and more package testing may be required.
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Forthcoming CLP regs expected to increase need for child-resistant packaging

UK-based Child Safe Packaging Group notes that by 2015, the need for child-resistant packs will increase, and more package testing may be required.
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Clinical trial logistics spend to rise

Independent market research study shows that the complexity of new drugs entering clinical development will increase their use of dedicated supply chain providers with temperature control capabilities, on-time delivery, and real-time shipment traceability.
Report outlines 3D printing opportunities and disruptions
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Report outlines 3D printing opportunities and disruptions

Early study on 3D printing—or additive manufacturing—shows that the technology opens the doors to the “lot of one” model, yet presents some implementation barriers.

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