From the Editors' Desk

New Shipping Option for Single-Use Biopharmaceutical Bags

UFP Technologies has developed a customizable insulated shipping container for its BioShell Suspension Pack for protecting single-use biopharmaceutical bags during storage, handling, and shipping. 

Tuna Sava, Manager of BioPharm...

Flow-Wrap FFS Machine Manufacturer Celebrates 50th Anniversary

In 1964, Formost Packaging Machines took the radical step of packaging bread in polyethylene bags instead of traditional waxed paper despite resistance from the food industry. This year, as Formost celebrates its 50th anniversary, its role in the...

Recycling Plastics? Enter the Innovation in Plastics Recycling Contest

The 2014 awards program for Innovation in Plastics Recycling is now open for nominations. Organized by the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the program honors North American companies, individuals, and government bodies (...

Growing Nutritionals Company Selects New Bottling Line

Experiencing tremendous growth upwards of 40%, nutritional supplement formulator and supplier Jarrow Formulas Inc. (JFI) is adding to its already extensive line up of products for bone and joint health, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular health,...

Collaboration and Partnerships Drive DNA Technology Use in Packaging

Hundreds of millions of folding cartons from DISC marked with ADNAS SigNature DNA exemplify industry partnerships in combatting counterfeiting of products in markets where authentication is crucial.

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Minivelle for Osteoporosis is the Smallest Estrogen Patch Ever

Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced Sept. 24 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new indication with a new dose of Minivelle (estradiol transdermal system) for the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis. The FDA initially...

India Renews Focus on Drug Quality
“Quality is one of the major focus for pharmaceutical exports from India.
GSK Fine to Hurt Growth in Global Pharma Market

From IBISWorld Global Pharmaceuticals analyst Sarah Turk:

Merck to Acquire Sigma-Aldrich to Enhance Position in Attractive Life Science Industry

Merck will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Sigma-Aldrich for $140 per share in cash. The agreed price represents a 37% premium to the latest closing price of $102.37 on September 19, 2014, and a 36...