Think Twice Before Saying These Statements about Users

Human factors engineering ensures safe, effective, usable products, David Hirning told attendees at a recent meeting of the Southern California Chapter of the Institute of Packaging Professionals. “User experience testing validates that the right product is being delivered, and user-centered participatory design ensures products are profitable,” he explained to an audience largely made up of professionals from the medical device industry.

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Convenience Sterile Surgical Packs Recalled

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Report Forecasts High Worldwide Demand for Pharmaceutical Packaging to 2018
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American Airlines Cargo Constructing a Pharma Facility in Philadelphia

American Airlines Cargo is building a new 25,000-sq-ft facility that will be dedicted to pharmaceutical handling in Philadelphia, PA. The new location will be able to handle a full range of temperature-sensitive products being shipped in and out...

4 Ways Inserts Could Help Medical Device Manufacturers Reduce Costs

Medical device packaging teams may be asked to take a certain percentage of costs out of a given product each year. It may surprise you, but redesigning one component—the insert, often called the IFU (instructions for use)—may help....