From the Editors' Desk

Aesica Serializing Two Allergy Products for China

Global pharmaceutical contract developer and manufacturer Aesica reports that it has introduced serialization services and begun commercial production of two anti-allergy product lines for the Chinese market at its Pianezza site, Italy, for a global,...

Sterile Medical Packaging, Global Distribution on the Agenda at LifePack Forum Debuting in China

LifePack Forum Inc. will host a healthcare product packaging seminar and exhibitor showcase May 6 & 7, 2014, in Suzhou, China at the Suzhou Marriott Hotel, Gusu District. The event seeks to help solve the challenges faced by packaging...

FDA Approves Expanded Indication for Certain Pacemakers and Defibrillators Used to Treat Heart Failure
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved an application from Medtronic for revised labeling for two cardiac resynchronization pacemakers (CRT-P) and eight cardiac resynchronization defibrillators (CRT-D), expanding the indication for use...
Covidien Implements Voluntary Recall of its Pipeline Embolization Device and Alligator Retrieval Device
Covidien plc today announced that it has notified customers of a voluntary recall to address an issue with certain lots of its Pipeline™ Embolization Device and Alligator™ Retrieval Device where the polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coating...
Compliance Package Innovations Recognized by the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council

The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC) announced the winners of its annual Compliance Package of the Year competition at RxAdherence 2014. The annual competition celebrates package innovations designed to improve patient adherence.

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Focus on the End-User

Package usability was a distinct theme at HealthPack this year. Not only did attendees get to hear the “voice of the customer” during the event’s annual nurses panel, but also a few speakers...

Vetter launches new clinical syringe packages

Vetter, a leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), introduced two clinical syringe packages that make it easier to start syringe development earlier in the drug development process. Starting syringe work earlier, in full or...

Hovione Granted Patent for XCaps

Hovione has been granted a U.S. patent for a capsule-based, low-cost dry powder inhaler (DPI), the company reports. Proposed for most pulmonary disease treatments, including those for asthma, COPD, and infection, XCaps features two operating...

PETG Proposal to Be Discussed During ASTM Committee Week

A proposal to reclassify PETG could change the polymer’s resin identification code (RIC) from 1 to 7, also known as the (OTHER) category.

Under ASTM Committee D20 on Plastics, two work items have been balloted at subcommittee D20.95 on...

Vetter Offering Serialization Support Services

Contract developer and manufacturer Vetter has developed a flexible serialization service to support pharmaceutical and biotech companies with their own track-and-trace programs. The service will include printing of Global Trade Item Numbers...