From the Editors' Desk

4 Ways Inserts Could Help Medical Device Manufacturers Reduce Costs

Medical device packaging teams may be asked to take a certain percentage of costs out of a given product each year. It may surprise you, but redesigning one component—the insert, often called the IFU (instructions for use)—may help....

Federal Mfg. Moving to New Facility

Federal Mfg., a Pro Mach company, is reporting that office personnel will move from the company’s Walker’s Point neighborhood plant in Milwaukee to its new 78,000-sq-ft headquarters and manufacturing facility in Pewaukee, WI, on August 25...

Almac Group Adding 348 New Jobs

The Almac Group will create 348 jobs over the next five years, after investments of more than £54 million, reports Arlene Foster, Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister in Northern Ireland. Invest Northern Ireland has offered the...

UDI: Are You Ready for September 24? GS1 Healthcare US's New Head Working to Support Medical Device Manufacturers on UDI and Other Changes

Michael Innes, former Kaiser Permanente Program Director, has joined GS1 US to lead GS1 Healthcare US. PMP News Editor Daphne Allen asks for details on how he and the organization will help medical device manufacturers prepare for UDI...

Amgen, Baxter, and Cubist Issue Recalls over Particulates

FDA has reported several product recalls involving visible particulates.

Do You Know Where Your Medical Device Is?

At this very moment, there’s likely billions of dollars of medical device inventory in the supply chain that has left manufacturer facilities, yet hasn’t been paid for yet. “About 70% of orthopedic devices, for instance, are out of...

3M Drug Delivery Systems Announces Collaboration with Presspart Group

3M Drug Delivery Systems Division today announces a new collaborative agreement with Presspart Group (a division of the German based Heitkamp & Thumann Group), a specialist medical device and pharmaceutical component manufacturer, whereby...

Microscan Celebrates 20 Years of Data Matrix Codes

RENTON, WA, August 13, 2014 – Microscan, a global technology leader in barcode, machine vision, and lighting solutions, celebrates the 20th anniversary of the two-dimensional (2D) Data Matrix code. The Data Matrix was invented in 1994 by International...

Pharma Shipper Provider Advocates Recycling instead of EPS Bans

Multiple cities in California and around the United States have already banned expanded polystyrene (EPS) food containers, and some are now eyeing EPS packaging materials. Our sister publication Packaging Digest, for instance, published a...

Understanding new U.S. Federal requirements for prescription traceability

This guide and update by expert William Fletcher will help you make sense of the new U.S. federal requirements in light of the Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013 for prescription track-and-trace...