From the Editors' Desk

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.

Printing on Flexible Packaging Materials

As medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers prepare to comply with FDA’s Unique Device Identification (UDI) and various other track and trace/serialization initiatives, they are evaluating the ability of existing printing systems to...

Locked4Kids Wins Packaging Award at CPhI 2014

A child-resistant carton is among the winners of the 11th annual CPhI Pharma Awards. The annual awards program, organized by CPhI Worldwide producer UBM Live, honors the pharma industry’s innovations. This year winners were celebrated in...

Packaging for Boston Scientific’s Lead Delivery System Wins AmeriStar Award

In this year’s AmeriStar Awards program, Boston Scientific Inc. (BSC) was recognized in the Medical Device category for its ACUITY Pro Lead Delivery System. Used for the next-generation ACUITY Pro product, the new rigid thermoformed tray and lid...

Low-Global-Warming Propellant from Honeywell Powers New Aerosol for Rash Treatment

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- Honeywell announced Oct. 2 that its low-global-warming propellant, Solstice® Propellant, is being used in a new diaper rash aerosol treatment for infants, toddlers and adults.