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Uhlmann Packaging Systems: Track-and-trace products
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Uhlmann Packaging Systems: Track-and-trace products

Track-and-trace systems address expanding global drug serialization requirements.
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Cargo theft was discussed at PDA Europe 2015.
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LIVE FROM PDA EUROPE: Measuring the true costs of pharmaceutical theft

The total cost of pharma cargo theft could be up to eight times your product’s value. Meanwhile, penalties for criminals remain light.
Cargo theft was discussed at PDA Europe 2015.
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Measuring the true costs of pharmaceutical theft

The total cost of pharma cargo theft could be up to eight times your product’s value. Meanwhile, penalties for criminals remain light.
Automated system for mail-order prescriptions
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Automated system for mail-order prescriptions

The Script Pack Sprint from Automated Packaging Systems and RX Automation Solutions takes vials of prescription medicine from infeed all the way through to digital printing of paperwork on a Xerox system, insertion of paperwork into a bag, Videojet printing of a label for the bag, Cognex scanning from beginning to end, and application of label onto bag.
Digital printing in CMYK
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Digital printing in CMYK

Digital piezo drop-on-demand printer offers monochrome or full color CMYK printing. Especially suitable for variable-printing requirements, the printer features UV-cured inks and prints on a wide variety of substrates.
A session from PDA Europe focused on air cargo challenges.
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LIVE FROM PDA EUROPE: Painting a bleak picture for air cargo

Errors by handlers, disconnects throughout the supply chain contribute to ‘perfect storm' for air shipments of pharmaceuticals in the ‘cold chain.’
A session from PDA Europe focused on air cargo challenges.
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Painting a bleak picture for air cargo

Errors by handlers, disconnects throughout the supply chain contribute to ‘perfect storm' for air shipments of pharmaceuticals in the ‘cold chain.’
Wide-format stick-pack machine
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Wide-format stick-pack machine

Offerings from Ropak at PACK EXPO Las Vegas included a wide-format five-lane stick-pack machine and a servo-driven 6000-per-minute high-speed packaging machine.
New thermal-transfer printers
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New thermal-transfer printers

Multiple interfaces are standard on the NX Series of thermal-transfer printers from Sato. Both 4- and 6-inch models are available.
Aggregation right through to palletizing
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Aggregation right through to palletizing

Serialization solution shown by OCS Checkweigher focuses on aggregation of bottles in multilayer cases. Aggregation is finalized when cases go onto a pallet.
New twist on anti-counterfeiting
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New twist on anti-counterfeiting

Romaco has teamed up with Nano 4 U in developing a new method of adding a hologram to a blister pack so that counterfeiters can be thwarted.
Amsterdam is the site for PDA Europe
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LIVE FROM PDA EUROPE: Watch for ‘smart coolers’ for patients

TR 72— Passive Thermal Protection Systems for Global Distribution: Qualification and Operational Guidance—now available for download.
Amsterdam is the site for PDA Europe
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Watch for ‘smart coolers’ for patients

TR 72— Passive Thermal Protection Systems for Global Distribution: Qualification and Operational Guidance—now available for download.
Cold Chain Technologies: Pallet shipping system
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Cold Chain Technologies: Pallet shipping system

KoolTemp GTS Evolution 1400L is designed for high-value, palletized pharmaceuticals.
Collaborative robot from Fanuc handles 35-g payload.
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Collaborative robot handles 35-kg payload

Among the highlights at PACK EXPO Las Vegas was the industry’s first 35-kg payload force-limited collaborative robot designed to work alongside humans without the need for safety fences.
Innovation Stage at record-breaking PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015.
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PACK EXPO Las Vegas sets attendance record

2015 event bests record show of 2013 by 4% as Pharma EXPO debuts in Las Vegas.
Ipack-Ima acquired by Fiera Milano.
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Fiera Milano acquires Ipack-Ima

Among the announcements made at PACK EXPO Las Vegas this week was the news that Fiera Milano has acquired leading packaging and processing show Ipack-Ima, which will be held again in Milan, Italy, in 2018.
Records fell at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015
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20th Anniv PACK EXPO Las Vegas Breaks Records

New highs set for attendees, exhibitors and net square footage

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