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Is a new innovation platform needed for the pharmaceutical industry?

Fastraqq President Dan Balan’s keynote address during the recent PACK EXPO International event in Chicago was an eye-opener.
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Kevin O'Donnell is Vice President, Cold Chain Standards, Practices & Compliance at BioLife Solutions, Inc., and is a Contributin
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Test your cold chain IQ

True or false questions about the handling of biologics and drugs in the supply chain.
ANNUAL MEETING. At PMMI’s Annual Meeting recently in Chicago, Greg Flickinger of Snyder’s-Lance laid out an eloquent argument fo
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How to develop an engaged workforce

Now being released by AIOE is ‘The Engagement Framework,’ a playbook of sorts on how to build a culture of actively engaged contributors.
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Anuga FoodTec 2015 poised to break records

Anuga FoodTec fair reinforces its status as the cross-industry expo for specialists and suppliers for all areas of the processing and manufacture of foods and beverages at its March 24 to 27 staging in Cologne, Germany.
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HCPC accepting entries for compliance packaging competition

Compliance Package of the Year Awards recognizes compliance/patient reminder pharmaceutical packaging.
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AIOE Guidance Document on hygiene

The Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence (AIOE), founded by PMMI in 2011, recently released "One Voice for Hygienic Equipment Design for Low-Moisture Foods."
DePuy Synthes, Stryker, Medtronic speakers highlight HealthPack 2015
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DePuy Synthes, Stryker, Medtronic speakers highlight HealthPack 2015

Topics to be covered March 3-5, in Virginia Beach will include technology for manufacturing innovation, package design, sealing process validation, and a local operating nurse panel.
The Amazing Packaging Race contestants.
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Winners of Amazing Packaging Race announced

The largest Amazing Packaging Race ever took over the PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 show floor on the last day, and five students from Team Five outlasted 27 other teams to win new iPads, courtesy of contest sponsor ASCO Numatics.
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Broader skill sets: the new face of the packaging professional?

Mike Marcinkowski, a packaging engineer at Gillette, explained in a recent IoPP webinar how the company reduced the packaging structures for its Venus brand of women’s razors from nine to two.
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Packaging Scholarship announced

Michigan State’s School of Packaging was the first of its kind, and now it’s been named the recipient of the 2015 Future Leaders in Packaging Scholarship.
Lovett receives Harris A. Smith Award at Clemson.
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Lovett receives Harris A. Smith Award at Clemson

Darius Lovett was recently named the Fall 2014 recipient of the Harris A. Smith Packaging Science Outstanding Senior Award at Clemson University’s Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences.
Outstanding senior at Clemson for Fall 2014.
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Outstanding senior named at Clemson

Samuel D. McGee has been selected to receive the Packaging World Packaging Science Outstanding Senior award for Fall 2014.
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FPA forecasts steady growth for U.S. flexible packaging

The Flexible Packaging Assn. envisions 2014 growth of 3.8%, for a total of $28.2 billion, making it one of the fastest-growing packaging segments in the U.S.
FDASIA strengthens agency’s authority
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FDASIA strengthens agency’s authority

Reviewing provisions of the legislation that impact drug product inspections.
PDA developing Technical Report on drug shortages
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PDA developing Technical Report on drug shortages

Parenteral Drug Assn. expects to publish report on the prevention and management of drug shortages by early 2015.
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.
'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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