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WestPack 2014: Fabricator/converter for medical market
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WestPack 2014: Fabricator/converter for medical market

Company fabricates and converts materials for the medical market, including disposables. Focus on medical packaging, as well as the design and development of new product to specify correct materials and parts. Specialize in body-worn devices for stick-to-skin applications. Company also does lamination, die-cutting, and laser-etching for microfluidic applications, specialty packaging, and cleanroom converting.
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Winning in the Pharmapack Awards' Quality of Life category was Nanopass 34, the World’s thinnest pen needle, which was developed by Japan’s Terumo and is notable because it minimizes discomfort or pain caused by injections.
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Responsible innovation and the 2014 Pharmapack Awards

Among the themes that echoed at Pharmapack Europe 2014 was that of responsible innovation.
A PillPack dispenser.
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Convenient packaging helps PillPack launch in 31 states

Full-service pharmacy ships medications and vitamins in personalized packets, starting with patients taking multiple daily meds.
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'Oven Box' design delights Thelma's Treats

Company bakes homemade cookies fresh to order, delivering them in a keepsake folding carton that resembles and opens like an old-fashioned oven.
This is one of 12 packages evaluated in a recent Affinnova audit.
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Streamlined packaging key to future blood glucose monitor sales

Gaining diabetic patient adherence necessitates that meters and their packaging engage users by combining simplicity and functionality.
Off the Shelf: Thelma’s Treats uses ‘Oven box’ for cookie deliveries
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Off the Shelf: Thelma’s Treats uses ‘Oven box’ for cookie deliveries

The carton is not only printed with graphics to resemble a 1950s-style oven, it also include front carton flaps that open like an oven door to allow consumers to open it and retrieve the just-baked hot cookies.
President Obama recently signed into law H.R. 3204, which establishes national track-and-trace/serialization system and brings more federal oversight to large-volume compounding pharmacies that custom-mix medications in bulk.
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H.R. 3204 bill signed into law

Establishes national track-and-trace/serialization system and brings more federal oversight to large-volume compounding pharmacies that custom-mix medications in bulk.
Transparency Market Research report says global prefilled syringe market to reach $4.98 Billion in 2019
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Global prefilled syringe market to reach $4.98 Billion in 2019

Transparency Market Research report says growth will be triggered by biologics and other potent injectable drugs, as well as technical advances in prefilled syringe manufacturing and packaging.
Oatmeal-based beverages in aseptic cartons offer a healthful morning drink in a single-serve package.
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Not your mother's private label

Exhibitors at this year’s Private Label Trade Show prove that store-brand packaging has come of age, displaying structures and designs on par with those of their name-brand competitors.
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McDonald’s agrees to phase out foam cups

Amid pressure from advocacy group As You Sow, McDonald’s Corp. moves to replace its PS hot beverage cups with paper material.
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'McMission' AR app promotes McDonald’s sustainability efforts

McDonald’s Germany offers a new Augmented Reality app that allows users to learn about its sustainability initiatives through four interactive mini-games.
The design for Duane Reade/Walgreens’ Good n’ Delish brand combines gut feeling and market insights, giving New Yorkers just what they wanted—a New York brand image they could relate to.
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Create a benchmark-busting private-label brand

Go beyond national-brand ‘best practices’ to create a superior private-label brand by leveraging package design that is seen by consumers as having meaning and purpose.
Off-the-Shelf: Patient adherence package aims to meet patient and pharmacist needs by enabling greater portability and efficiency.
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Off-the-Shelf: Patient adherence package aims to meet patient and pharmacist needs by enabling greater portability and efficiency.

MeadWestvaco announced that its Shellpak Renew with Optilock technology adherence packaging will launch this summer at Walmart pharmacies with 11 medications from Mylan.
Bayer aspirin packaging.
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Connecting to consumers with OTC packaging

Bayer and Aleve serve as examples that satisfy consumers. Packaging needs to appeal to the 4 Es.
Tammy Reddy poses at the Bello Tea retail outlet in the French Market at Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center.
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In-store printing on demand benefits Bello Tea

With its new in-store printer, Bello Tea can print labels on demand rather than order large quantities of preprinted labels at its two Chicago retail outlets.
This summer, Walmart will offer 11 SKUs of Mylan medications in MWV's new Shellpack Renew with Optilock technology packaging.
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Mylan first to launch CR medication pack at Walmart

Mylan is working with Walmart to offer 11 SKUs packaged in MWV’s new Shellpak Renew with Optilock technology, and plans to launch additional SKUs in the future.
West's ConfiDose disposable auto-injector system
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Packaging trends for biologics

As the trend toward self-administration continues, the need for careful consideration of primary container design and interaction with biologics, devices, and the patient becomes more critical.
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Could packaging help McDonald’s address 'fast food' health concerns?

Shareholders meeting attendees call for foodservice retailer to leave hospitals, stop marketing to kids at company’s shareholders meeting.

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