Where's the Pain in Your Supply Chain?

When it comes to the supply chain, healthcare industry executives continue to be concerned about regulatory compliance, cost, and product security, report respondents to the 7th annual UPS "Pain in the (Supply) Chain" (PITC) survey. More than 530 executives in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Asia, and Latin America were interviewed during the blind phone survey conducted by TNS, on behalf of UPS, between January and March 2014.

Three Ways to Reduce Cost in Medical Device Packaging

When it comes to medical devices, packaging is sometimes an afterthought. While there are outstanding packages that win high-profile awards, some companies fail to recognize the importance of this factor until late in the game. In worst-case scenarios, this can impact the quality and safety of the device. More often, however, the result is financial, because companies neglect to take steps to reduce packaging costs.

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DuPont Releases First Industry Summary Report on Tyvek Transition

More than 70,000 packages from 40 medical device manufacturers have been tested under the DuPont Medical Packaging Transition Project (MPTP), and results continue to indicate functional equivalence, reported members of the DuPont team during a Webcast...

Acquisition of Pro Mach Complete, Company Prepares for Pack Expo International

Pro Mach Inc.'s acquisition by AEA Investors LP (AEA) is now wrapped up, just in time for Pack Expo International, where the provider of packaging machinery and integrated systems will showcase its global family of brands. The company will be...

PDA Offers Help in Applying Single-Use Systems to Bio/Pharma Operations

The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) announced the completion of guidance on the application of single-use, or disposable, systems in the manufacturing operations for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products with the publication of Technical...

Vial2Bag DC Device from West Gains FDA Clearance and CE Mark

 West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a global provider of innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, has received 510(k) clearance of the Vial2Bag® DC device from the United States Food and Drug Administration, and also the CE...

Where's the Pain in Your Supply Chain?

When it comes to the supply chain, healthcare industry executives continue to be concerned about regulatory compliance, cost, and product security, report respondents to the 7th annual UPS "Pain in the (Supply) Chain" (PITC) survey. More...