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Regulations. Testing. Budget. Budget. Budget. Pharmaceutical and medical device packaging professionals share their biggest challenges during PMP News’s 2016-2017 Salary and Industry Outlook Survey. We asked these professionals to share their concerns anonymously about developing new packages and using packaging equipment, new and existing. We also...

By Andrew Manrique, CPLP (ISTA), Packaging Engineer, Nelson Laboratories LLC Ensuring pharmaceutical products and medical devices are sterile and free of contamination is a dividing line between meaningful treatment and harmful disservice. This concept applies to nearly every section of the medical device and pharmaceutical realm. In this battle...

“Even though FDA’s enforcement of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) has been pushed back a year, the illicit trade won’t stop,” warns Bob Miglani, speaking of pharmaceutical counterfeiting, diversion, and other criminal activity. Miglani spent 23 years working for Pfizer, and a year ago he joined Applied DNA Sciences to serve as chief of...

FDA is delaying enforcement of the upcoming product identifier requirement under the Drug Supply Chain Safety Act, but should this delay alter your plans? This past June, FDA announced that the agency “does not intend to take action against manufacturers who do not, prior to November 27, 2018, affix or imprint a product identifier to each package...

Pharmaceutical and medical device markets are growing fast. Right now the largest markets are located in the United States (about a 35% share of the world market) followed by the European big five (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) plus China and Japan. If we fast-forward just three years, the picture looks substantially...

Validation is a critical step in implementing serialization programs. Planning your validation approach early on can help you establish your solution objectives and work toward minimal production downtime and cost, explains Vito Pirrera, executive vice president, business strategies, for Vantage Consulting Group. Vantage is a New Jersey-based...

For easy validation, the Eagle blister packaging machine allows users to simply and exactly calibrate the system because they are able to remove the thermocouple and measure the actual temperature at the point of sealing. From Maruho Hatsujyo Innovations (MHI), and debuted for the U.S. market at EastPack 2017, the Eagle is a continuous-motion...

For medical devices and pharmaceuticals, joining the fight against counterfeiting and diversion could involve something as simple—and small—as a dust-sized particle.TruTag Technologies has developed TruTag microtags, or “TruTags,” dust-sized particles that can be incorporated into packaging or labels and even into the devices and drugs themselves....

Over the past number of years, there has been an increase in the number of medical device companies looking to outsource their manufacturing activities. With technologies such as 3D printing advancing at a phenomenal rate, the whole industry’s landscape is changing as a result. What once was just an idea for an innovative device can now be brought...

Medical device packaging has truly become a global endeavor. Given the international collaboration behind ISO 11607, many medical device packaging professionals have had a global view for years. But packaging requirements have been increasing around the world, thanks to the emergence of Europe’s Medical Device Regulations and the global interest in...