From the Editors' Desk

NASPO to Develop New Standards, Expand Training on Security Measures to Combat Counterfeits

The North American Security Products Organization (NASPO), an ISO and ANSI accredited standards developer, is developing new initiatives along with a rebranding strategy. NASPO Chairman Rick Ward stated in a press release that the organization is...

Envirotainer's RKN e1 Container Earns FAA Approval

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the RKN e1, an active heating and cooling container from Envirotainer. U.S. based airlines, and any other airline regulated by the FAA, can carry the RKNe1 container onboard their aircraft,...

Thermoform-Fill-Seal Machine Can Replace Tray Lidding Equipment

When a healthcare product packaging company asked potential suppliers for a thermoform-fill-seal machine that could process high-impact polystyrene, the initial answer was no. The material is typically too rigid for thermoform-fill-seal machines. But...

First Generic Transdermal Testosterone Gel Debuts in Three Convenient Configurations

Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., Maple Grove, MN, announced July 2 the launch of Testosterone Gel (1%), the generic of the newly Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vogelxo™ (testosterone) gel 1%, for topical use, CIII, and the first and...

Double-Sterile Barrier Packaging in Tube Format Wins Multiple Awards

Two tube packaging systems for medical implants have been recognized with multiple awards. The systems are unique because medical implants are usually placed in pouches or thermoformed packages, says Olivier Richart, CEO and President at Selenium...

Applying 8D Methodology to Recalls

The main goal of 8D methodology is to improve quality by eliminating the root cause of a problem. Recently...

Consider Smart Packaging for Patient Education

Patients managing chronic conditions are often self-administering therapy, so their success often rests upon how well they understand such therapy. Education is essential.

When it comes to educating patients, product labeling has...

Aesica Pharmaceuticals and QAD Collaborate to Meet China's New Serialization Requirements

Aesica Pharmaceuticals S.r.l, the Italian division of contract development and manufacturing organization Aesica, is launching an integrated serialization system from QAD for two pharmaceutical products for the Chinese market. The project at Aesica's...

How’s Your OOBE?

How can we get better at keeping patients engaged when a new medication, therapy, preventative treatment, or monitoring routine is first introduced? Even more pertinent to the...

Avoiding Heat-Related Delamination in Induction Seals

A new high-temperature wax technology has been developed by Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex company, to promote the stability of two-piece induction seals that are stored or distributed in challenging high-temperature conditions.

When exposed to high...