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Materials Product Brief
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Constantia Flexibles: Aluminum container for pharmaceutical devices

Constantia Flexibles’ Safemax deep-drawn aluminum container for pharmaceutical devices protects pharmaceutical devices against moisture ingress during global distribution, and features a conveniently peelable lidding foil that makes it easy to open.
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Healthcare Packaging Publisher Jim Chrzan.
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FDA continues to stress manufacturing excellence

PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference says global supply chain will require unprecedented cooperation.
Machine Product Brief
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Romaco: Tablet press, strip packaging for pharma products

See them at Pharma Expo, Booth #637! Available in three configurations – one each for the production of mono-layer, bi-layer and core tablets (tab-in-tab) – Romaco’s Kilian KTP 420X Tablet Press features high-speed production, easy format changeovers, and minimal product loss; the Siebler HM 1 Strip Packaging Machine is designed for heat sealing pharmaceutical solids that require protection against humidity, air, and light exposure.
ROC IT Solutions: Serialization software
Controls Product Brief
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ROC IT Solutions: Serialization software

A Print, Apply, and Verify module offers low-cost serialization and fast implementation in pharmaceutical packing operations.
Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Liaison, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
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USP to roll out information chapters on Good Distribution Practices

Five new general chapter standards related to GDP to become official next year, when three new chapters will be proposed.
'Explosive growth' projected for cold chain logistic services
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'Explosive growth' projected for cold chain logistics services

Events in Boston and Frankfurt, Germany to reveal late-breaking developments in temperature-controlled packaging, distribution, and logistics.
PDA’s Universe of Pre-filled Syringes & Injection Devices Conference and Exhibition will be held October 6-7 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, CA. The exhibit hall will be open from 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6, and from 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7. For more information, contact PDA at 301/656-5900.
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Universe of pre-filled syringes and injection devices

Parenteral Drug Assn. conference and exhibition features top packaging companies.
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Report: 19 million Americans abuse prescription drugs

Novus Medical Detox believes that more education is needed. Can packaging play a role in reducing prescription drug abuse?
Machine Product Brief
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Triangle: Vf/f/s bagger with enhanced sanitation features

See it at PACK EXPO, Booth #S-2014! Designed to meet rigorous hygiene standards for applications such as infant formula, pharmaceutical powders, whey, and other dairy powders, Triangle Package Machinery’s Model XYS08 with Spee-Dee Sanitary Auger is a high-speed compact vf/f/s bagging machine that is also suitable for packaging nuts, rice, powders, small fresh-cut produce, and confectionery products.
Dirk Rodgers, who contributed to Healthcare Packaging’s Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook, is an independent consultant and founder of RxTrace.
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The case for and against RFID in pharma

Reaching necessary read accuracies remains a challenge in pharmaceuticals, but RFID could still prove useful.

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