Pharmaceutical Packaging

Persistent Systems Launches PaxPharma Compliance-based Packaging Automation System

The system is designed to help pharmaceutical packaging firms manage the entire print and production cycle.

Persistent Systems, the global leader in software product and technology services, today announced the immediate availability of PaxPharma, a compliance-based, Design to Print (D2P) automation solution designed specifically  for pharmaceutical  packaging and product lifecycle management (PLM).  The company unveiled the solution at this year’s Pharma Packaging and Labeling USA 2013 conference being held February 26 and 27 at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue Hotel.

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Interstate Plastics to Show Medical-grade Plastics at MD&M West

The company will present a wide range of products at the event, scheduled Feb. 12 to 14 in Anaheim.

Interstate Plastics Medical Division will be at the MD&M West Exposition at booth 2870, February 12th through 14th, highlighting advancements in medical grade plastics and their wide and growing range of applications in the industry.

Interstate Plastics Medical Division will be present at the MD&M West Exposition, February 12th through 14th, highlighting advancements in medical grade plastics and their wide and growing range of applications in the industry. Attendees can learn more by visiting booth 2870 from 10AM to 5PM.

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Rondo-Pak Names Dixon President and COO

The pharmaceutical packaging firm has tapped Victor Dixon to oversee day-to-day operations and business development.

Rondo-Pak, a leading provider of quality folding cartons to the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries, has hired packaging veteran Victor Dixon as its new President and Chief Operating Officer.  In this role, Mr. Dixon will oversee the company’s business development and promotional strategies, focusing not only on day-to-day operations but also growth potential, market positioning and a branding initiative that will be rolled out incrementally in 2013. 

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Pharma, Personal Care Products Among Most Counterfeited in U.S.

About $83 million worth of counterfeited pharmaceutical packaging, drugs and personal care items were seized by U.S. Customs last year.

Approximately $1.26 billion worth of counterfeit goods originating overseas were seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in 2012. Each seizure averaged $10,450 worth of counterfeit goods. The value and the number of seizures changes dramatically each year due to the products sold and the success of CBP operations. The value of handbags and wallets seized in 2012 rose 142% compared with the previous year.

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Intelsius Expands Cold-chain Pharma Packaging Line

The ORCA 2.0 range of products includes high-performance thermal protection for pharmaceuticals and other sensitive products.

Intelsius, a DGP company, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of temperature-controlled packaging solutions based in York, UK, announced the addition of its ORCA™ 2.0 range of products.  The announcement was made today at the IQPC Cool Chain Logistics conference.

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Report: Healthcare Jobs Rising Despite Industry Challenges

A recent market study suggests medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotech companies are hiring a steady stream of sales staff, despite a tough market.

The healthcare industry continues to grow, adding 45,000 jobs last December, but the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors are facing challenges - namely increasing taxes and fees - that industry representatives say are sure to slow growth. The recently implemented medical device tax, increased user fees, and pricing pressures are certainly weighing on the industry, but a new report from suggests the healthcare sales job market has not seen strong repercussions.

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Smart Cameras Lead to Serialization Success

One vendor’s integrated solution aims to help pharmaceutical packaging operations avoid counterfeiting affordably, effectively and simply.

Manufacturers concerned about the proliferation of counterfeit drugs are working to implement serialized packaging to support full traceability, product integrity, supply-chain security and patient safety. Conventional serialization solutions multiplex cameras from an industrial PC to distribute vision at multiple points on the production line. Maintenance and validation can be expensive because of the need to deal with a complex operating system and custom software.

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ULURU Releases Altrazeal 0.75-g Blister Pack in U.S.

The pharmaceutical packaging and product are intended to give medical staff a convenient option for treatment of small, chronic wounds.

ULURU Inc. (OTCQB: ULUR) announced today the availability in the U.S. market of Altrazeal® in an innovative 0.75 gram blister pack.The development of this innovative packaging system was in response to requests from wound care practitioners. This packaging configuration overcomes the concerns expressed by users, including excessive waste of product, inability to see the product during application and unit cost for the treatment of small chronic wounds.

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SPI Publishes Updated Guide to Regulatory Considerations for Drug Packaging Materials

The guide is designed to provide information useful to the entire pharmaceutical supply chain.

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association is pleased to announce the publication of an update to its 2003 Guidelines for the Development of Type III Drug Master Files.  This manual, prepared by the SPI Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Applications Committee, is a guide to the regulatory considerations and procedures to be taken into account when establishing a Type III Drug Master File.  The new updates reflect procedural changes at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and "best practices" amassed by the law firm of Keller and Heckman.

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Roche Diagnostics to Open Learning and Development Center

The facility will focus on developing new diagnostics and diabetes care technologies.

Mayor Greg Ballard today joined Roche Diagnostics President and CEO Jack Phillips as well as other Roche executives and community leaders to break ground on the company's new Learning and Development Center. The center is the first element of a $300 million site transformation investment that was announced in June 2012. The city of Indianapolis and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Roche tax abatements, tax credits and training grants to support Roche's investment.

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