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Bringing the kids to interpack

Some solutions are just too simple! If we want our kids to choose science, technology, engineering, math or manufacturing careers (STEMM), we need to expose them so that they understand why.
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Setting the pace at interpack: notable firsts in plastic and one remarkable servo application

Sardines in a plastic retortable can wasn’t the only interpack example of shelf-stable food in a plastic can.
Dr. Michael Drues, Vascular Sciences
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Welcome to the world of therapeutic foods

What do you think of when you think of food? Holiday meals with family? Things that taste good? A post-workout treat? What else could food be used for?
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MG America: Coding & verification unit for serialization of cartons

MG2’s ACE-CT400 provides track & trace capabilities reliably, efficiently and with a small footprint.
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Digital printing could make Heinz Aesop's Alphabetti possible.
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Technology advances at interpack

From new applications of digital printing to a robotic cartoner that needs no human involvement for EOAT change, technology breakthroughs were in no short supply at interpack 2014.
Industry report: Global traceability and serialization in pharma
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Industry report: Global traceability and serialization in pharma

Report presents the results of the latest Pharmaceutical Serialization & Traceability 2014 Survey.
Live from interpack: PMMI talks robotics and retail-ready innovation
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Live from interpack: PMMI talks robotics and retail-ready innovation

Online platform helps attendees locate more than 100 PMMI members showcasing processing and packaging innovation at the May 8-14 event in Düsseldorf, Germany.
WuXi PharmaTech aims to use covert security platform to address global counterfeiting.
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Invisible, edible barcodes for medications

WuXi PharmaTech aims to use covert security platform to address global counterfeiting.
Dirk Rodgers, who contributed to Healthcare Packaging’s Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook, is an independent consultant and founder of RxTrace.
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RxTrace: Is your drug exempt from the Federal Drug Supply Chain Security Act?

Understanding your product’s characteristics and reading certain provisions of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act are keys.
ISPE announces Drug Shortages Prevention Plan that aims to guide the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry in establishing reliable, robust, and resilient supply chains that provide quality medicines to patients without interruption.
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ISPE announces Drug Shortages Prevention Plan

Plan aims to guide the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry in establishing reliable, robust, and resilient supply chains that provide quality medicines to patients without interruption.
Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging.
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Packaging and opioid abuse

Make sure FDA knows how your packaging addresses opioid abuse.
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EastPack draws multiple industry sectors

This Canon Communications show focused on the Northeast comes to New York’s Jacob J. Javits Convention Center June 10 to June 12.
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Salary Survey forecast is partly cloudy

IoPP’s 2014 Salary Survey reveals a slight retreat in salaries, yet with clear optimism for this year and for long-term packaging careers.
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Expo Pack Mexico is a strong draw

Coming to Centro Banamex in Mexico City is a dynamic show that draws packaging and processing professionals from all the major Mexican states.
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Tips on interns

As you organize your summer packaging engineer intern program this year, these three steps are important to remember.
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OTC drug packagers: FDA mulls changes to unique program

If you’re an over-the-counter drug, it sometimes must seem like prescription drugs are your popular older sibling who gets all the attention.
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Retail, packaging trends provide opportunities in India

Major industries exist to create wealth; this is the general understanding.
The PharmaPort™ 360 from Cool Containers is an active hybrid container. What that means is that it’s designed to hold one pallet of product, and is set to maintain a temperature range for temperature-sensitive products. A client would lease the containers from UPS, and we would deliver them to the client pre-cooled. They would put their pallet load in there, close it, seal it, and make sure the temperature is set correctly. Then it is transported from origin to destination.
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Voice of the experts: Controlled room temperature packaging considerations

Healthcare Packaging (HCP) speaks with Mark Davis, UPS Healthcare Logistics Manager, who specializes in temperature-sensitive solutions, about packaging and shipping temperature-sensitive products.

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