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LIVE FROM PHARMAPACK: Tamper verification
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LIVE FROM PHARMAPACK: Standard Helps Pharma Companies Meet New Tamper Verification Requirements

Manufacturers must equip products with a tampering verification feature by 2019 to comply with the EU Falsified Medicines Directive. European Standard 16679 is providing much-needed guidance.
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Hapa 862 machine.
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Hapa: Swiss Printing Technologies

Modular and fully digital system for roll-fed materials benefits lean production processes.
Pharmaceutical packaging equipment.
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Generics Factor Into Pharmaceutical Packaging Equipment Market Growth

By 2020, this market will be worth US$7.24 billion, says new report, although cost-cutting measures will slow growth.
Sonoco ThermoSafe: Quarter PMC Pallet Shipper Platform
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Sonoco ThermoSafe: Quarter PMC Pallet Shipper Platform

Shipper’s revolutionary design for temperature-sensitive bulk air shipments optimizes cargo capacity, maximizes air freight savings for shipping biologics and pharmaceutical products.
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P&G, J&J, Unilever, and L'Oreal collaborate on major quality audit standard effort

The Foundation for Strategic Sourcing (F4SS) and consumer goods giants unveil AuditOne. It promises a single industry-wide standard for brands and a single, annual audit for logistics co-pack and other service providers.
Terminalization sterilization testing.
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Navigating Terminal Sterilization of Pharmaceuticals

Sterilization is a complex process, with requirements varying based on product, package type and numerous additional factors. Here’s how to stay on the safe side.
Vimal Kumar, Contributing Editor
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Rapid Growth Projected in India’s Healthcare Market

Foreign Direct Investment in the medical device sector, gains in medical equipment and diagnostics expected to drive 15% annual growth through 2015.
Embedded Technologies to Boost Anti-Counterfeiting Packaging Market
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Embedded Technologies to Boost Anti-Counterfeiting Packaging Market

MarketsandMarkets forecasts the anti-counterfeit packaging market value will be worth US$153.95 billion by 2020.
ESS Technologies: Pharmaceutical Serialization Equipment
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ESS Technologies: Pharmaceutical Serialization Equipment

Cartoners, case packers and robotic palletizers easily integrate with off-the-shelf serialization system to meet pharmaceutical mandates.
Schreiner MediPharm: Flexi-Cap Protect
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Schreiner MediPharm: Flexi-Cap Protect

Originally designed for oncological products, label and two caps combination guards against glass breakage and contamination.
Walgreens Approves Print Packaging Supplier
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Walgreens Approves Print Packaging Supplier

3C! Packaging receives Graphic Measures International (GMI) Print Packaging Supplier Certification for Walgreens.
Shown here is a pharmaceutical factory worker.
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The Fate of Pharma

The pharmaceutical industry is under pressure to lower drug prices, improve product quality and accelerate time to market. Here’s how Big Data and the Internet of Things will play an important role in the future.
Credo Xtreme in a warehouse environment.
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Three Life Science Cold Chain Trends to Watch in 2016

Driving down costs, growth in biologics/biosimilars, and passive bulk shippers identified by cold chain veteran as key issues.
Eric Greenberg
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FDA un-regulates pizza packaging products: A good example or a bad one?

Today’s lesson: What’s true today might not be true tomorrow.
Alex Guillen, Director, Fisher Clinical Services’ Global Cold Chain
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Biologics, 'cold chain' among key issues in clinical trials packaging

Fisher Clinical Services’ Global Cold Chain Director Alex Guillen discusses developments in clinical trials packaging, including sustainability and cost issues.
Epson sample label
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Pharmaceutical Trends Enhance Label Significance

The value of color labels as a communications tool provides benefits in patient adherence, serialization, regulatory and marketing.
Covectra: Unit-Level Serialization
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Covectra: Unit-Level Serialization

Entry-level serialization system for multiple industries offers affordability and enables regulatory compliance.
PET pharmaceutical growth
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Drug Delivery Devices Strengthening PET Pharmaceutical Growth

At the same time, regulations, global challenges and increasing packaging costs will hinder market growth, says new report.

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