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Healthcare Packaging

 •  December 15

A December 8th Pharma’s Almanac article noted that Vetter Pharma is expanding its German packaging facility in order to service the increasing demand for complex packaging solutions. Bernd Stauss, Vetter’s Senior Vice President of Production and Engineering, noted that contract packaging service providers are in high demand due to the increased...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  December 15

For the past five years, PMMI Media Group has created a holiday music greeting for our customers, subscribers and friends. This year, PMMI Media Group Vice President of Digital, Dave Newcorn, offers his cover of “We Three Kings,” inspired by a version he created several years ago with his jazz band. We invite you to take a few minutes to enjoy the...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  December 14

Even with FDA’s one-year delay regarding DSCSA product identifier enforcement, serialization demands continue to challenge pharmaceutical manufacturers. Imagine meeting those deadlines on more than 80 global packaging lines. That’s the task PCI Pharma Services is facing head-on. Because DSCSA regulations call for serialization on the “unit of...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  December 14

No one likes getting a shot, but a recent article from MIT News discussed a new device that could exonerate some of the anxiety associated with it. An MIT spinout called Portal Instruments developed a jet-injection device that delivers drugs via a high-pressure stream that’s as thin as a strand of hair. It penetrates the skin with little to no...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  December 13

FILED IN: Applications > Healthcare > Pharmaceutical Understanding your product, material, machinery, and transport needs will help manufacturers address the challenges now unfolding in the pharmaceutical industry. In the global pharmaceutical industry, the efficient transport of drugs not only depends on the means of storage and mobility but...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  December 11

The total number of U.S. pharmaceutical sales that went to market through pharmaceutical distributors increased to nearly 95.7% in 2016 (nearly two percentage points over the previous year), according to a new report published by the HDA Research Foundation. The Foundation released this new statistic in its 88th Edition HDA Factbook: The Facts,...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  December 11

FILED IN: Applications > Healthcare > Pharmaceutical The Novoheart is a tiny beating heart-like structure composed of stem cells. It's used for drug testing and is changing the way drugs make it to market. Taking a drug from initial concept to clinical trial takes about a decade and a billion dollars. A recent CBC News article discussed a new...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  December 8

FILED IN: Trends and Issues > Automation Support from the FDA, industry groups and automation suppliers is helping pharmaceutical companies break the batch habit in favor of a continuous approach to drug production. In November 2016, Continuus Pharmaceuticals was awarded a $4.4 million contract by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  December 7

OPTEL GROUP announced it is expanding its traceability offering through the acquisition of Verify Brand.​ Strategically, this acquisition allows the leading global provider of traceability systems for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries to not only complete its traceability offering and provide end-to-end solutions, but also expand its...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  December 7

Expect gene-based therapies, ocean shipments and cost issues to have an impact on temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals and biologics in 2018. 1. In 2018, expect a more patient-centric approach to temperature-sensitive transportation, focusing on delivering gene-based therapies, a movement toward ocean shipments, and a scramble to serve growing...