From the Editors' Desk

Holograms Market Expected to Grow in 2015

Product security concerns are likely to increase demand for technologies such as holograms, according to a press release issued by the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA).

“Anti-counterfeiting technologies will grow as...

Investing to Support Pharmaceutical Companies in Puerto Rico

Victor Dixon has been involved with the pharmaceutical and biotech packaging industry in Puerto Rico for a number of years, so he’s seen the island industry during its up and down cycles. He’s supplied these businesses in PR from companies...

Baxter Voluntarily Initiates U.S. Recall of Two Lots of Sodium Chloride Injection

Baxter International Inc. announced it voluntarily initiated a recall in the United States of two lots of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection USP in 100 mL MINI-BAG PLUS Container to the hospital/user level. The recall is being initiated as a result of...

Form-Fill-Seal Bagging for Cleanrooms

At Pack Expo International, Ravizza Packaging USA introduced and demonstrated to the U.S. market its form-fill-seal bagging machine, the Simplicita Bag Smart, which can be used in cleanrooms for clean packaging of medical...

Clondalkin Pharma & Healthcare Equipped to Serialize Cartons in Dublin

Clondalkin Pharma & Healthcare has installed equipment for serializing cartons at its Cherry Orchard facility in Dublin. The Atlantic Zeiser Digiline 300 will be used to support track-and-trace efforts for product movement as well as...

Romaco North America Opens Headquarters in New Jersey

Packaging and tableting technology supplier Romaco North America (N.A.), a subsidiary of Romaco Group, has opened its new headquarters in Hamilton, NJ. Romaco will use the location as a local base for sales, customer service, spare parts,...

Vetter Development Service Chicago adds Third Cleanroom for Clinical Syringe Projects

Expansion offers new manufacturing options and additional filling capacity.

 

 

Preparing for Item-Level Coding

Given the staggered deadlines for Unique Device Identification and a lengthy phase-in period for U.S.-market pharmaceutical item-level serialization, healthcare product manufacturers have time to address some of the challenges in implementation....

Flying Lessons

In the late 1970s, Paul MacCready led a team that won both the first (and later the second) Kremer Prize. The £50,000 award was set up in 1959 as a challenge to develop human-powered flight. In August 1977, cyclist Byron Allen completed a figure...