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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...

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...

Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging Relocates to Expansive New Production Facility

Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging, St. Louis, MO, a...

Rollprint Introduces New High-Barrier Clear Film for Pharma and Other Applications

Rollprint Packaging Products Inc. has developed a new film for pharmaceutical and other chemically-sensitive products that need packaging with high barrier and clarity. The new Exponent film consists of Rollprint’s ClearFoil, a barrier...

Pelican BioThermal LLC Highlighted as New Division at IQPC's Cold Chain Event

At IQPC’s 2014 cold-chain event in Boston, Pelican BioThermal LLC showcased new technology and its new name unifying the two companies acquired by Pelican Products, Minnesota Thermal Science (MTS) and Cool Logistics.

Oregon Compounding Centers, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Unexpired Sterile Products in Oregon and Washington Due to Lack of Sterility Assurance

October 9, 2014 - Wilsonville, Ore. – Oregon Compounding Centers, Inc., dba Creative Compounds, is voluntarily recalling certain unexpired human and veterinary sterile products to the consumer level due to lack of sterility assurance.