From the Editors' Desk

European Packaging Leaders Discuss Aging Workforce, New Business Methods

The first European Conference on the Future of Business Education in Packaging on April 23 explored new methods in business education and a better, internationally comparable description of the job qualifications in packaging needed to prevent a...

Pharmapack North America Exhibitor Tekni-Plex Announces Acquisition

Tekni-Plex Europe NV announced the acquisition of Gallazzi's Italian-based pharmaceutical blister film (Tradate, Varese, Lombardia) and adhesive tape substrate film (Gallarate, Varese, Lombardia) businesses...

Groninger to Feature New Products in Aseptic Lines and Sterilization at Achema 2015

Groninger, the German custom-built pharmaceutical machine manufacturer, will showcase several products at Achema 2015 in Frankfurt from June 15 through June 19, including the latest from its aseptic line for nested containers, aseptic line with in-...

Schott Debuts New Polymer Prefillable Syringe at Interphex

Specialty glass and glass ceramics technology developer Schott released its new polymer prefillable syringe, the ToPac SD, at Interphex 2015. It is designed to improve the safety and stability of sensitive drugs, according to a...

E-pill Medication Reminders Launches Accutab Personal Pill Box for the Apple Watch

Boston-based E-pill Medication Reminders released a pill box for smart watches, which, with the recent release of Apple’s Watch, is an early entrance into the next phase of medication reminder smart technology.

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Ypsomed, Sanofi Partnership to Take on Added Injection System Production Line Late 2016

Pharmaceutical group Sanofi and the Ypsomed Group announced a new project to add to its longstanding partnership. Ypsomed will begin manufacturing injection system components on an additional...

Autotest VIH Self-Administered HIV Test Set to Debut

The French company AAZ has announced that it has received the CE 0459 mark for the first self-administered HIV blood test which will be manufactured in France under the name “autotest VIH”.

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Nelipak Debuts NX-T1 Table-top Tray and Blister Lid Heat Sealers

The newest custom-made sealing machine designed and built by Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging is optimized for Class 7 cleanroom use. Suitable for medical device and pharmaceutical operations, Nelipak’s PLC-controlled NX-T1 machine  seals...

Catalent Reveals ADVASEPT Lock Expansion at Interphex

New Jersey-based Catalent announced the expansion of its ADVASEPT Lock delivery technology during this month’s Interphex conference in New York. It is...

Vetter Serializes the First Product for South Korea

Fill and finish contract manufacturer Vetter announced Tuesday the production of the first commercial batches with single-use identification numbers for product in South Korea. Vetter now implements product serialization for...