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No More Delays For Drug Pedigree Requirement

“While the new pedigree requirements will become effective on December 1, 2006, and RFID is an excellent way to comply with those requirements, FDA is not specifically mandating the use of RFID.”
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Around The Industry

Sonoco opens innovation center near P&G in Cincinnati Major consumer products manufacturers say they would be served more efficiently if their outsourcing partners located either adjacent to the product manufacturer’s facilities or in transportation hubs.
Many of Assemblies Unlimited's packaging projects require hand assembly because of custom packaging requirements that are cost-p
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Dimensions Of Turnkey Service: The'General Contractor'

Assemblies Unlimited positions itself as the ‘point’ for entrepreneurial marketers, using a national network of suppliers to deliver services from design to logistics.
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The looming impact of integration, WiFi, RFID

Technological advances have already driven dramatic improvements in manufacturing.
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Medical label design and production

PRISYM ID Inc.’s Medica software is developed to meet the FDA’s current requirements, in particular, 21 CFR Part 11 rules regarding electronic records and signatures.
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Printed RFID slows

A new report throws cold water on the near-term outlook for printed electronics for RFID tags.
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Congress sends wake-up call about containers

Starbucks, Dow Chemical are on leading edge of RFID-type seals.
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Packaging Lessons Learned

Readers share experiences of inventiveness, resourcefulness, and persistence.
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Streamfeeder: Continuous Feeder

The new V-1000 feeder from Streamfeeder offers continuous feeding for applications such as ink-jet printing, tabbing, and labeling. Feed belts can be repositioned with the use of single-knob adjustments, and belts can be replaced quickly.
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Dynamic Conveyor Corporation: Split Belt Conveyor

The new DynaCon Split Belt Conveyor from Dynamic Conveyor accommodates products for both top and bottom exposure. Top and bottom exposure can be used for viewing, labeling, printing, or bar code reading as product moves along the conveyor, eliminating the need for a second piece of equipment to allow bottom viewing.
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KEYS to package security

Industry experts disclose what it takes to secure packaged products in the supply chain.
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U.S. vintners bubbly over wine agreement with EU

“The Europeans will be out to force the grandfathered California wineries to cease and desist in their use of terms like champagne and bordeaux on their labels.”
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Getting schooled in RFID

It had been a while, but I went back to school earlier this year, attending Miles Technologies’ (www.rfidlabeling.com) RFID Essentials class at the company’s local Chicago-area facility in Itasca, IL.
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Combination products challenge packaging

Manufacturers must consider regulatory matters, materials, machinery, and sterilization methods when packaging these cutting-edge drug-device, drug-biologic, and/or device-biologic products.
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Diagraph, An ITW Company: Dual RFID Labeling Technology

Diagraph, an ITW Co. now offers a dual technology product solution using existing Diagraph coding and labeling systems to provide RFID tags on products and/or verifiable ANSI Grade C or better bar codes.

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