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Diagnostic market growth expected to reach $65 billion by 2018

Human genome project, advances in functional genomics, bioinformatics, and miniaturization helping to grow market, says Kalorama report.
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Pharmacy automation systems market to predicted to grow 7.6% annually
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Pharmacy automation systems market predicted to grow 7.6% annually

Need for cost reduction, lower medication errors, and time for patient care to help drive market worth to $4,566.2 Million by 2019, says report.
Machinery to take center stage at Pharma Expo in Chicago
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Machinery to take center stage at Pharma Expo in Chicago

Co-located with Pack Expo Intl., the event will showcase next-generation production line advances in automation.
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.’s SmartDose electronic patch injector system technology includes a Daikyo Crystal Zenith® polymer cartridge, a plunger with Flurotec® barrier film, a telescoping plunger rod, and an electronic drive and control system. It has been designed and tested to ensure patient-friendly delivery of high volumes of medication over an extended period of time, and is currently available to support customer clinical studies.
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Designing for the patient journey

Design and packaging of drug delivery products requires insights into the cognitive, physical, and emotional needs of patients during the course of treatment.
RIVA, an automated compounding system from Intelligent Hospital Systems, prepares IV bags 50 mL to 1,000 mL, and can also prepare low-concentration dilution bags for pediatric dosing.
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GHS automates sterile IV compounding

A new pharmacy is equipped with two automated compounding systems that serve the South Carolina health system’s five locations, improving patient safety as well as internal productivity and efficiency.
RIVA automated compounding technology from Intelligent Hospital Systems compounds syringes and IV bags in an ISO Class 5 environment that enhances the safety of compounded medications while reducing cost and waste.
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How RIVA works at Greenville Hospital Systems

A detailed look at how self-contained RIVA equipment automatically compounds IV syringes or bags for improved patient safety, productivity and efficiency at Greenville Hospital Systems in SC.
HIGH-IMPACT. Jack Link’s new  laminated paperboard cartons provide  high-quality, gravure-printed graphics without the lines associated with microflute corrugated packaging; structural strength is the same and less material is used.
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Jack Link’s shows 'Wild Side' with retail-ready, club-store carton

Meat snacks provider switches from PVC canister to retail-ready laminated paperboard carton for club-store sales that provides greater shelf pop and improved sustainability.
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Foodservice packaging recycling myths dispelled

A survey of 700 material recovery facilities uncovers those factors affecting the acceptance of foodservice packaging.
E-tailers called out for sloppy packaging
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E-tailers called out for sloppy packaging

In its financial report, FedEx Corp.’s Fred Smith takes e-tailers to task for packaging.
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.
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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