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FDA issues guidance for repackaging

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Feb. 2015 Guidance for Industry titled, “Repackaging of Certain Human Drug Products by Pharmacies and Outsourcing Facilities,” that is being distributed for comment purposes only.
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Afrezza (insulin human) Inhalation Powder
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Sanofi launches Afrezza inhalable insulin for diabetes treatment

Global healthcare company Sanofi and biopharma-ceutical company MannKind Corp. announced that Afrezza (insulin human) Inhalation Powder is now available by prescription in U.S. retail pharmacies nationwide.
Carlos Daniel Stagnaro (right), Director, Global Business Development for kp’s Pharmaceutical Films Division, with Jim Chrzan.
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Pharma innovation center facilitates rapid packaging design

Klöckner combines BlisterPro® XCEL services with new innovation center to drive prototypes in as little as one week.
Kura 1
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Protein powder packaging taps into New Zealand origins

Packaging for new Smoothie Powder product containing New Zealand dairy protein uses clean, modern, and premium graphics, while telling the story of its origins, without feeling rustic.
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Ingredion completes Penford acquisition

Ingredion and Penford hope to generate annual cost synergies of at least $20 million.
Global Data forecast sees significant U.S. pharmaceutical market growth
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Forecast sees significant U.S. pharmaceutical market growth

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, faster FDA product approvals, and millions of previously uninsured people potentially entering the patient pool expected to help drive future pharmaceutical growth.

Hourglass-shaped bottle radiates energy

A shapely, easy to grasp, 4.75-oz bottle for XRCEL Sports Fuel micro-gel energy supplement delivers convenience and conveys vitality, with a silver shrink sleeve decorated with dynamic bands of color.
CURVE PATTERN. The curve features aided retention of the curve in the devices during sterilization process.
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Voice of customer inputs key to catheter tray and lid combination

Boston Scientific’s catheter tray and lid provide numerous benefits, including a knurling pattern of grooves in the tray.
Type 529 semi-automatic IV bag filling and closing machine
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Bausch Advanced Technology Group: IV bag filler

A new IV bag filling and closing system produces 1,600 bags/hr.
High-def printer for pharma and more
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High-def printer for pharma and more

Bell-Mark high-definition ink-jet printer does up to 600 dpi at up to 100 meters/minute. Originally designed for unique drug identification requirements in pharma, it can be integrated on a number of packaging machines where coding is required.

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