A transformative approach to growing the next generation of American engineers and manufacturers is taking place in three counties in the Tampa Bay area, and it includes opportunities in pharmaceutical packaging and medical device production.
As the number of patients who self-administer using drug-delivery devices continues to grow, with more patients being introduced to injection and pulmonary devices, it is of paramount importance to provide proper packaging to further the education. Recent user studies show that approximately 84 percent of patients are failing to follow all of the steps within drug delivery.
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 skills gap in Europe’s industry, according to a news release from the NVC Netherlands Packaging Centre.
The NVC is an association of companies that addresses the activity of packaging throughout the supply chain of packaged products.
Packaging Engineering at Rutgers University received another major boost at a November 7th fundraising event organized by the Rutgers Packaging Engineering Advisory Board (RPEAB). The second annual banquet drew 120 people including School of Engineering faculty, department chairs and students, as well as representatives of packaging companies that raised $150,000, a nearly 40 percent increase over last year’s amount.