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 •  September 22

FILED IN: Applications > Healthcare > Biologics Automated system at the company’s Netherlands facility provides precise handling of sensitive products with novel 3D technology. “Better safe than sorry” can refer to any number of subjects. But for a large biotechnology firm’s Netherlands-based facility, that phrase takes on critical importance in...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  September 22

According to the ISO8404 standard, child resistance should be considered the last line of defense, no the first. Regardless of the level of child resistance, medicines should always be kept out of sigh and reach of children. 2. Senior-Friendly Child Resistance With regard to design, there’s a fine line between letting seniors (50-70 years of age)...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  September 21

FILED IN: Trends and Issues > Regulatory > European regulations Questions still linger about the EU's MDR and its effects on packaging. What challenges lie ahead? In May, the European Parliament approved the final version of its Medical Device Regulation (MDR)—repealing the existing Medical Device Directive—with the goal of developing a regulatory...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  September 21

A recent PharmPro article discussed the role of braille in pharmaceutical packaging and the differences between the U.S. and Europe. While the U.S. has proven progressive with regard to rules and regulations designed to aid the handicapped, they’ve fallen short in the arena of pharmaceutical packaging by not requiring braille labeling. When the EU...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  September 21

While the debate over the pros and cons of self-driving trucks expands, regulations are likely to play a key role in their potential future use. The idea of self-driving automobiles continues to capture more widespread media attention. But what about self-driving trucks, or even self-driving forklifts? What impact might such technological...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  September 20

An agreement with Enterprise System Partners expands project management support for Syncade MES to meet the pharma industry’s need for faster drug development. As pharmaceutical companies focus on precision medicine coupled with the need to accelerate drug development, technology suppliers are looking at ways to support the industry...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  September 15

Despite FDA’s recent one-year delay in DSCSA product identifier enforcement, the pharmaceutical industry continues to press forward with serialization strategies. But some companies may face consequences if they do not meet compliance deadlines. That possibility surfaced in the Aug. 18, 2017 RxTrace.com blog, “How Long Until You Are Fully...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  September 15

The 15th Annual Global Forum is September 25-29 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago. End user pharma and bio manufacturers are eligible for Exhibit Hall Only Passes that come with a variety of perks. Here’s what to expect: The mobile app and all of the event materials, content & networking opportunities The General Session Room for the...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  September 14

The FDA has approved Novartis’ “first gene therapy” in the U.S. designed to treat blood and bone marrow cancer in children and young adults. A recent article from MIT Technology Review discussed the FDA’s approval of a groundbreaking gene therapy for cancer that uses genetically engineered immune cells. The process, developed by Novartis, is known...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  September 14

FDA’s Office of Manufacturing Quality (OMQ) at CDER evaluates compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) for drugs based on inspection reports and evidence gathered by FDA investigators. The office also develops and implements compliance policy and takes advisory actions to protect the public from adulterated drugs in the U.S....