Almac’s Clinical Services business unit has added refrigerated reusable shippers to its services supporting the management and global distribution of temperature controlled clinical supplies. Available as an option to replace single-use shippers for refrigerated shipments held at 2°C to 8°C, the reusable shippers can significantly reduce shipping and storage costs while maintaining payload capacity, it was reported.
Clondalkin Group is reporting that its Chief Executive Officer, Norbert McDermott, will be retiring on December 31, 2013. Clondalkin Group manufactures secondary healthcare packaging as well as flexible packaging using foils and laminate materials.
Mark Burgess has assumed the role of Executive Chairman.
Masterbatches provide a means of fighting counterfeiting and diversion. PolyOne Corp. is now offering Percept Authentication Technologies, a family of covert, overt, and forensic technologies.
A company spokesperson tells PMP News that Percept "is delivered to the polymer via a masterbatch. Plastics processors combine the masterbatch with natural (uncolored) polymer to color and provide functional additives to the final mix prior to molding it into a net-shape part."
Organizers for HealthPack Europe 2013 have announced that Julian Carroll, Packaging Management Consultant/Public Policy Specialist and former longtime Managing Director at EUROPEN, will deliver the keynote at the conference. On December 3, Carroll will present “Packaging a Healthier and Safer Europe: Amending EU Medical Device Regulations.”