New Packaging Consultancy Formed by PMP News Editorial Advisory Board Member
D. Bruce Cohen, an industry leader in pharmaceutical packaging for more than 35 years, is now owner and principal of PackTechPlus LLC. Cohen has held positions at Alcon Laboratories, BBL, Boehringer Mannheim Diagnostics, Sterling Drug Inc., Glaxo Inc., and GlaxoSmithKline.
Cohen's expertise includes packaging materials, primary and secondary packaging process equipment, labeling/graphics design process and equipment, serialization, and more than 25 years of anticounterfeiting strategy and tactical process design. His experience spans the diagnostic, prescription, and consumer healthcare industries.
Cohen designed, implemented, and directed a packaging graphics system that created, produced, and supplied production artwork for all GSK USA packs for 22 years without a recall attributed to artwork. He is familiar with FDA (cGMPs, bar codes, RFID & anticounterfeiting), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and industry groups (PhRMA, HDMA, NACDS, EFPIA, ASTM, and GS 1). Packaging materials and processing experience includes blow molded and injection molded components, glass, metal, films, paperboard, and corrugated. He assisted the creation of one of the prescription drug industry’s first validated electronic specifications systems.
He has a degree in Package Engineering from Michigan State University and holds several patents on component designs. He is a member and past chairman of the Drug & Pharmaceutical Packaging Committee of IoPP, past chairman of the PhRMA Bar Code Technical Committee and the PhRMA Paperless Labeling Task Force. Cohen is also a member of the editorial advisory board of Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News.