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How Will Trump’s Tariffs Affect Mexican Medical Device Makers?

Mon, 2019-06-10 11:00
The President’s proposed tariff on imports could have a major effect on the medical device supply chain between the U.S. and Mexico.

MilliporeSigma’s Lofty New Goals Target Excess Packaging, Material Sourcing

Mon, 2019-06-10 10:35
Through its SMASH plan, the major life sciences supplier has set targets for deforestation, recyclability and package reduction by 2022.

Q&A: The Impact and Benefit of Serialization on Rare Disease Therapies

Fri, 2019-06-07 11:31
At FutureLink Barcelona 2019 in June, the serialization discussion will focus on the value of digital information sharing Can healthcare manufacturers use data to help patients and physicians?

Quick Hits from PMMI’s New Robotics Report

Fri, 2019-06-07 09:52
Despite challenges with justifying ROI, and a long learning curve, robots in packaging and processing are experiencing better-than predicted-growth. Here is a summary of findings.

Listerine Breath Strips Inspire New Vaccine Storage Technique

Fri, 2019-06-07 07:00
A team of engineers at McMaster University has devised a way to preserve vaccines for months without refrigeration.

Nordic Cold Chain Solutions: Drain-Friendly and Recyclable Gel Pack

Fri, 2019-06-07 03:30
Drain Safe gel packs use a proprietary and environmentally friendly refrigerant, and can be clipped open and the contents safely washed down the drain.

Vertical 2-to-1 "Bag Inject" Conveyor Built for a Precision Merge

Thu, 2019-06-06 15:06
Multi-Conveyor debuted a stainless steel constructed 2-to-1 vertical merge conveyor de-signed to transport individual bags of frozen food.

Good News: A Universal Snakebite Cure is Coming!

Thu, 2019-06-06 11:00
Scientists from five different countries are using HIV antibody techniques to develop a universal snakebite cure.

Herma: Wrap-Around Labeler With Motion Control

Thu, 2019-06-06 10:02
Designed to achieve 400 products per minute, Herma 132M Labeler now offers motion control for improved product handling.

Live from AIPIA: RFID Tags Could Save the U.K. National Health Service $500M/year

Thu, 2019-06-06 03:18
Diagnostic samples bound for one of the U.K.’s NHS pathology labs get low-cost RFID labels that save packaging, staff, and operational costs, among other benefits.

FDA Approves Most Expensive Drug in History

Wed, 2019-06-05 11:00
The FDA just approved a new drug to treat a rare and deadly genetic disorder, and it costs more than $2 million.

2019 IoPP AmeriStar Awards: 9 Healthcare and Device Packs Win

Wed, 2019-06-05 03:00
ORTHOFIX Medical Tray, Duallok cannabis packaging and an allergy relief spray among the many healthcare winners of the annual Institute of Packaging Professionals' AmeriStar Awards.

groninger: Air-Rinsing Machine

Tue, 2019-06-04 12:48
The FlexClean combines flexibility, quality and output with a modular approach. Achieving outputs of up to 180 bottles/min, the machine can accommodate different transport carriers and formats.

Genetically Enhanced Fungus is Killing Malaria Mosquitos

Tue, 2019-06-04 11:00
Scientists have created a genetically modified fungus that produces spider toxin to rapidly kill malaria-spreading mosquitos.

Growth of Flexible Packaging Brings Demand for Innovation

Tue, 2019-06-04 09:20
Creative packaging, specialty closures, and intelligent indicators are on the rise within the flexible packaging industry, according to the “2019 Flexible Packaging Assessment Report” by PMMI Business Intelligence.

Contract Packaging Organization Digitizes Supply Chain Operations

Tue, 2019-06-04 03:00
Central Pharma selected the Veratrak platform to help achieve digitized end-to-end visibility of the supply chain and improve collaboration.

HERMA 132M high speed bottle labeler

Mon, 2019-06-03 19:59
The HERMA 132M applies wrap around labels to vials and bottles from 0.57 to 3 inches in diameter at speeds up to 400 products per minute. The 132M is built ready to receive a wide range of print and vision systems and features a label reject system meaning that labels rejected by the vision system are dispensed onto a roller rather than being applied to the product.

Frugal Diabetics Are Making Their Own Insulin

Mon, 2019-06-03 11:00
Biohackers are counteracting soaring insulin prices by concocting a do-it-yourself version on the cheap.

Robot Use in Packaging is Booming, and the Future Looks Even Better

Mon, 2019-06-03 09:28
In the next five years, robotic functionality will drive a whole new system with richer algorithms, dynamic maneuverability, force control, and inherent safety, says a new report from PMMI Business Intelligence.

Supreme Court Sides with Merck on Warning Label Issue

Fri, 2019-05-31 07:00
The FDA blocked Merck’s attempt to add a femoral fracture warning to its osteoporosis drug Fosamax.

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