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HealthPack 2017 to Address Hot-Button Medical Device Issues and Trends

Tue, 2016-11-22 09:33
Nurses and technicians evaluate medical device packages.

Editor’s note: Conference agenda as of Nov. 18, 2016, subject to change. Check 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 Center

Speakers 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.

GNC Women’s Dietary Supplement Recalled

Tue, 2016-11-22 09:30
GNC Women's Ultra Mega Time Release

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.

Comment Period for OSHA’s New Lockout/Tagout Proposal Ends December 5th

Mon, 2016-11-21 14:01
Comment Period for OSHA’s New Lockout/Tagout Proposal Ends December 5th

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 Change

Chair of ANSI Safety of machinery expressed concern that the new proposal threatens the use of technology solutions in the U.S.Tags: OSHAsafetylockout tagoutLOTO

Statement on FDA’s Final Guidance Delay for Lab-Developed Tests

Mon, 2016-11-21 09:30
Chairman Alexander

On November 18th, Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate health committee, gave a statement regarding the FDA’s decision to delay making final guidance on lab-developed tests:

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander weighs in on FDA pushing final guidance to next administration.

Integrated Cartoner with Coding and Verification for Efficient Serialization

Fri, 2016-11-18 14:07
Integrated Cartoner with Coding and Verification for Efficient SerializationThe balcony-style Cariba C222 cartoner—with quick 15-minute changeover—connects to the MG2 ACE CT/400 coding and verification unit from MG America for precise indexing and transport of blister packs.

Vertical Form/Fill/Seal Stick Pack Machine for Granules, Powders and Liquid Products

Fri, 2016-11-18 14:06
Vertical Form/Fill/Seal Stick Pack Machine for Granules, Powders and Liquid ProductsIMAR i6000 series from Key International accommodates a variety of stick pack widths, lengths and fill ranges. The machine offers four to 20 lanes to meet capacity needs and can also be integrated with a cartoner for a complete packaging line.

Dow Corning: Silicone Soft Skin Adhesive

Fri, 2016-11-18 13:32
 Silicone Soft Skin Adhesive

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.

Machine Vision Inspection and Automatic Identification

Fri, 2016-11-18 13:00
Machine Vision Inspection and Automatic IdentificationNew product integrations of machine vision and smart cameras used for both inline and offline and barcode and data matrix readers/verification. Systems are configurable and are used by customers in validated industries, such as pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Rebuilt Packaging Systems

Fri, 2016-11-18 12:57
Rebuilt Packaging SystemsCompany takes older Uhlmann equipment, such as blister machines and cartoners, and updates them with more advanced controls, servo drives, tooling etc., offering companies a more economic option to new machinery.

Serialization Software

Fri, 2016-11-18 12:54
Serialization SoftwareRobust software addresses pharmaceutical counterfeiting and diversion; works with variety of camera and coding/marketing systems to create serialized numbers and then inspects codes printed onto packaging materials.

Serialization expert talks progress, challenges and successful outcomes

Fri, 2016-11-18 12:45
Serialization expert talks progress, challenges and successful outcomesOptel Vision’s Jean-Pierre Allard discusses the training challenges companies face, as well as how serialization and aggregation are improving customers’ operations.

Compact cartoner and labeler offer speed and flexibility for Track & Trace requirements

Fri, 2016-11-18 12:43
Compact cartoner and labeler offer speed and flexibility for Track & Trace requirementsMarchesini Group's MA 80 cartoner for vials, blisters and more reaches speeds of up to 120 cartons per minute while the BL A420 CW labeler features an integrated load cell for accurate positioning and checkweighing in a compact footprint.

Filling Equipment Benefits Prove Far More Than Cosmetic

Fri, 2016-11-18 12:13
Groninger’s lite-F filler.

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 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.”

Added capacity and a quick ROI allow contract manufacturer Northwest Cosmetic Labs to more efficiently deliver their ‘Cosmovation’ process to global customer partners.

Rigid Medical Packaging Options

Fri, 2016-11-18 10:11
Rigid Medical Packaging OptionsEastman’s Eastalite resin material is used by Pacur for extrusion into sheet used for thermoforming by Plastics Ingenuity, which produces trays that yield multiple benefits for medical device manufacturers.

Digitally printed cartons and specialized labels for pharma

Fri, 2016-11-18 07:34
Digitally printed cartons and specialized labels for pharmaCCL Label touts a number of healthcare packaging advances for better inserts, outserts, detachable section labels, extended content labels, temperature indication and brand protection.

Compact Blister Pack Tester Detects 7-Micron Holes

Fri, 2016-11-18 07:27
Compact Blister Pack Tester Detects 7-Micron HolesThe compact SEPHA VisionScan leak detecting system from Tasi Test takes five seconds to test blister packs thoroughly for leaks without affecting the package in any way.

Opioid Overdose Device Recalled

Fri, 2016-11-18 07:00
LMA MAD Intranasal Mucosal Atomization Device

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.

Basket Carrier Erector

Thu, 2016-11-17 15:40
By Line: Pat ReynoldsBasket Carrier ErectorFrom Wayne Automation Corp. comes the WBC Basket Carrier Erector, which is only 6 feet long and erects paperboard carriers in an upright position to simplify insertion into corrugated cases.

Integrated Multi-Lane Printer Serves Single-Serve Market

Thu, 2016-11-17 13:30
By Line: Anne Marie MohanIntegrated Multi-Lane Printer Serves Single-Serve MarketDiagraph's new Allen MLi-TE multi-head thermal-transfer printer, accommodating up to 12 printheads, replaces traversing technology or multiple coders for printing on single-serve sachets or stick packs, for faster speeds, reduced maintenance, and less cost.

PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO Exceed Highest of Expectations

Thu, 2016-11-17 12:00

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.