Editor’s note: Conference agenda as of Nov. 18, 2016, subject to change. Check www.healthpack.net for the latest information.
Tuesday, March 7
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tour of packaging areas at the University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO (limited to the first 50 registrations)
4:00-5:00 p.m. IoPP Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee meeting (general conference room)
5:00-7:00 p.m. Welcome reception, Denver Marriott City CenterSpeakers from Cardinal Health, J&J and DePuy Synthes Nurses and Technicians Panel and Live Audience Polling Session highlight March 7-8, 2017 program in Denver.
On November 16th, Nutra Manufacturing, Inc. announced a nationwide voluntary recall of one lot of GNC Women’s Ultra Mega Time Release. The product, UPC 048107158910 and lot number 3044FQ2024, may contain milk, a major undeclared food allergen. It could cause a life-threatening allergic reaction if consumed by those with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk.Bad news for lactose intolerant women: your dietary supplement may accidentally contain milk.
OSHA published a notice in the Federal Register on October 4th, 2016, that it intends to remove the word “unexpected” from the lockout/tagout requirements in 29 CFR 1910.147. As Bruce Main, President of design safety engineering, inc., explained in a presentation at Pack Expo, this is a significant change that will impact many companies in many industries. He urged attendees to review the change and submit comments to OSHA.
Lockout/Tagout and Proposed ChangeChair of ANSI Safety of machinery expressed concern that the new proposal threatens the use of technology solutions in the U.S.Tags: OSHAsafetylockout tagoutLOTO
Dow Corning® MG 7-1010 Soft Skin Adhesive bridges the gap between the company’s high-adhesion pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) and gentle-adhesion SSAs to deliver strong attachment for today’s wearable medical devices.Aims to bridge the gap between the company’s high-adhesion pressure-sensitive adhesives and gentle-adhesion SSAs, to deliver strong attachment for wearable medical devices.
Who’s not looking for the “next big thing?”
In the areas of cosmetics and skin care manufacturing and packaging, Northwest Cosmetic Labs treats this search as “a way of life that envelopes every aspect of our company,” according to its trustncl.com website.
Driven by innovation, the Idaho Falls, ID-based contract manufacturer recognizes the significant role packaging plays in its efforts “to push the boundaries of the cosmetic industry,” says the website, “allowing NCL to become a trendsetter.”
A recent Yale Daily News story covered Teleflex’s 66-lot recall of their nasal spray device that administers naloxone. First responders use naloxone, commonly referred to by its brand name Narcan, to quickly combat the effects of opioid overdose. The device can actually cause adverse effects, as the drug particles are too large to be absorbed through the nasal spray.Teleflex voluntarily recalls device used to administer medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose.
On the 60th Anniversary of its debut, PACK EXPO International and the co-located Pharma EXPO served as the world’s largest and most comprehensive processing and packaging show in 2016.Largest show in history welcomes record number of exhibitors.