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Thoro Packaging Releases 2015 Sustainability Report

Folding carton manufacturer Thoro Packaging has released its 2015 Sustainability Report prepared by NatureOffice.

“Thoro is committed to not only reducing our impact on the environment and natural resources, but also...

Consider Blow-Fill-Seal Packaging for Injectables

Catalent Pharma Solutions continues to develop its in-house processes and product portfolio for ADVASEPT technology, a glass-free, polypropylene vial produced by blow-fill-seal (BFS) operations that is suitable for a range of biopharmaceuticals and...

Innovative Team Takes WorldStar Award

The packaging for Nasacort Allergy 24HR has been recognized with a 2015 WorldStar in the Pharmaceutical & Medical packaging category. The package is a fold-over carded blister intended to differentiate the product from other nasal sprays as well...

New High-Pressure Pharmaceutical Packaging Cleaning System Helps Eliminate Contamination and Product Residue

The safety of employees and patients comes first for pharmaceutical companies. Consequently, the exterior cleaning of containers after filling and closing plays an important role.

FDA Approves Treatment for Inhalation Anthrax
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Anthrasil, Anthrax Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), to treat patients with inhalational anthrax in combination with appropriate antibacterial drugs.
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Abbott Continues International Roll Out of Korean Serialization Project

Recipharm, the leading contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO), is pleased to announce further serialization success with the completion of a complex serialization...

Using Bar Codes to Track Vaccines

A pilot program employing GS1 Data Matrix codes yields “positive results.”

Bar codes are being used to transform the vaccine supply chain in Tanzania.

TNT to Help Medical Devices Reach 96% of European Hospitals

Express delivery company TNT is opening an international transport hub in Heerlen, the Netherlands, enabling it to make next-day deliveries of medical devices to 96% of Europe’s 16,000 hospitals.

Situated near the European...

IoPP Partners with Australian Institute of Packaging, Extends Certified Packaging Professional Program

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) is partnering with the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), a step in IoPP's plans to extend the Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) designation internationally.

IoPP and AIP will mutually...

Is Marijuana Medicine? What the Medical Community Says

While many states have pushed for new laws to legalize the use of marijuana for medical reasons, there are few well-controlled studies that demonstrate its effectiveness.  As such, most major state and...