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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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....

Federal Mfg. Moving to New Facility

Federal Mfg., a Pro Mach company, is reporting that office personnel will move from the company’s Walker’s Point neighborhood plant in Milwaukee to its new 78,000-sq-ft headquarters and manufacturing facility in Pewaukee, WI, on August 25...

Almac Group Adding 348 New Jobs

The Almac Group will create 348 jobs over the next five years, after investments of more than £54 million, reports Arlene Foster, Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister in Northern Ireland. Invest Northern Ireland has offered the...

UDI: Are You Ready for September 24? GS1 Healthcare US's New Head Working to Support Medical Device Manufacturers on UDI and Other Changes

Michael Innes, former Kaiser Permanente Program Director, has joined GS1 US to lead GS1 Healthcare US. PMP News Editor Daphne Allen asks for details on how he and the organization will help medical device manufacturers prepare for UDI...