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Clinical trial logistics spend to rise

Independent market research study shows that the complexity of new drugs entering clinical development will increase their use of dedicated supply chain providers with temperature control capabilities, on-time delivery, and real-time shipment traceability.
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Global Healing, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing modern medical equipment and supplies to the developing world, announced that Minnesota Thermal Sciences (MTS), donated two Credo DURACUBE™ LT transportation containers for the safe delivery of blood products to rural Honduras.
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Hardshell shipper delivers blood products safely in Honduras

Credo DURACUBE LT mid-sized hardshell shipping container brings current technology to resource-constrained part of the world.
USP to focus on the topics of Good Distribution Practices (GDPs) for pharmaceuticals, quality management systems, environmental conditions management, importation/exportation management, and supply chain integrity and security issues.
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USP needs input from pharma industry experts: Mary Foster

USP to focus on the topics of Good Distribution Practices (GDPs) for pharmaceuticals, quality management systems, environmental conditions management, importation/exportation management, and supply chain integrity and security issues.
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Bosch Packaging: Sterilization tunnel

Bosch Packaging Technology introduces the new 6000, 7000 and 8000 series of the HQL drying and sterilization tunnel.
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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.
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SafeSkin Kids sports wrap brand repositioned

Kimberly-Clark refreshes its SafeSkin Kids sports wrap line, with new products and with packaging that uses kid-friendly graphics while communicating efficacy to moms.
Robotic system for filling and stoppering of vials
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Robotic system for filling and stoppering of vials

Bausch & Stroebel’s flexible two-robot system is designed for filling, stoppering, and crimp-capping of vials in the pharmaceutical industry. Handles syringes and cartridges, too.
MWV's Lee Miller describes the Shellpak Renew system at The Automation Forum 2014.
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Adherence pack 2.0 now reaching Walmart stores

As baby boomers continue to age and adherence packaging becomes more important than ever, one clever company built a 134-axis servo-driven system to crank out lots and lots of blister-style adherence packs.
The CPSC was brought up recently when Senator Charles Schumer of NY said that FDA and CPSC should use “flow restrictors” on children’s medicines to help prevent an estimated 10,000 annual emergency room visits.
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Healthcare Packaging goes to Washington: Part IV of a four-part series

A healthcare perspective on the Consumer Products Safety Commission from Bethesda, MD.
From left to right, Zachary Brousseau and Matthew A. Clark of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society speak with Jim Butschli, Healthcare Packaging Editor.
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Healthcare Packaging goes to Washington: Part III of a four-part series

An update on the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society in Rockville, MD.

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