From the Editors' Desk

Marchesini to Unveil New Counting Line at Pack Expo

Marchesini Group will be attending in Pack Expo in Las Vegas this year Sept. 28-30 to showcase its newest counting line, the Compact 24 Synchro, for the United States market. It is a monoblock able to run high production speeds, combined with top...

Careful About the Pennies

In 2015 the U.S. economy has shown signs of recovery, and respondents to PMP News’s 2015 Industry Outlook and Salary Survey are reporting some gains. “Business is growing with new products and market share,” writes one professional. “...

Industry Outlook: Balancing Requirements with Innovation

Serialization and track and trace. Changes to U.S. Pharmacopeia packaging chapters. Changing regulations for global distribution. Development and validation costs. Post-approval regulatory changes. Changeover. Cost and budget constraints. Adapting...

Mayne Pharma Expanding Manufacturing, Packaging Operations

Mayne Pharma, both a manufacturer of branded and generic products and a provider of contract development and manufacturing services, is investing $65 million to expand facilities and equipment at its site in Greenville, NC. ...

Insulin-Delivery System Recalled

In July, Insulet Corp. began recalling more than 40,000 boxes of the OmniPod (Pod) Insulin Management System in July because of the risk of interrupted insulin delivery,...

Material for High-Speed Production of Inserts and Outserts Now in Stocked Products

Appleton Coated is now offering its Pharmaceutical Insert (PI) Opaque line in stocked sheet and roll products. PI Opaque is designed and manufactured specifically for high-speed production of pharmaceutical insert and onsert projects in both...

Sterigenics to Increase Gamma Processing Capacity

Sterigenics International is investing $10 million to expand its Gurnee, IL, facility. The provider of contract sterilization, gamma technologies, and medical isotopes will add a new gamma cell, and the irradiator will be ready for customer...

European Tubes Honored in 2015 Tube of the Year Awards

Innovations in dispensing, decorating, and materials were honored by the European Tube Manufacturers Association (ETMA) as it announced the winners of its Tube of the Year 2015 awards, including a tube for ultrasound procedure gel.

Understanding ASTM F2638

As one of the independent laboratories testing packages and materials in the Medical Packaging Transition Project (MPTP) for DuPont Tyvek, Nelson Laboratories has deepened its knowledge of ASTM F2638, “Standard Test Method for Using Aerosol Filtration...

Gerresheimer to Show User-Friendly Pharma Primary Packaging at CPhI

Gerresheimer will be exhibiting a range of usability engineered standard and specialty packaging products in glass and plastic at CPhI Worldwide from Oct. 13 to 15 in Madrid. Visitors can talk to Gerresheimer’s international experts at CPhI booth 4F30...