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Package Design Gallery: Part 1 of 4

15 hours 36 min ago
Each year, the Healthcare Packaging editors evaluate an array of over-the-counter product packaging designs, assessing the pros and cons from a user perspective. Today we review Aspercreme, Navitas Organics and Blistex.

Counterfeiters Move from “Lifestyle Drugs” to “Life-Saving Drugs”

Fri, 2018-06-15 07:00
Drug counterfeiting used to primarily include ‘lifestyle drugs’ such as Viagra, but now fraudulent lifesaving drugs are increasingly being produced, putting more patients at risk.

Adents and Microsoft: End-To-End Traceability

Thu, 2018-06-14 15:00
NovaTrack utilizes blockchain, AI, internet of things and serialization functionalities that, when combined, bring visibility throughout product distribution chains & life cycles for performance and security but also governance and scalability.

3D Printed Tattoos Could One Day Power Wearables

Thu, 2018-06-14 11:00
Engineers at University of Minnesota have developed a technique to 3D print electronics on skin.

DSCSA Enforcement Readiness: Check

Thu, 2018-06-14 10:45
Pharmaceutical contract packager Reed-Lane works with consulting firm, machinery vendors on three key packaging lines to meet fast-approaching serialization enforcement deadline.

PDC: Customized Shrinksealer

Wed, 2018-06-13 12:59
The Model 50-E is ideal for pharma and medical device packaging engineers and automation companies requiring the specialized knowledge to integrate tamper evident equipment into large manufacturing systems.

Track-and-Trace Market Predicted to Soar Through 2025

Wed, 2018-06-13 11:55
DSCSA’s Nov. 26, 2018 deadline for unit-level product identifiers is fast-approaching, but serialization and track and trace will remain relevant for years to come.

New Nanorobots are the Street Sweepers of the Circulatory System

Wed, 2018-06-13 11:00
UC San Diego engineers have developed robots that swim through blood and perform the tasks of two different cells simultaneously.

These Days, Drug Compounding and Outsourcing Facilities Get FDA Scrutiny, Too

Wed, 2018-06-13 05:56
As with other additions to FDA’s legal powers, this one followed a tragedy.

New Blood Test Predicts Preemie Births

Tue, 2018-06-12 11:00
A team at Stanford has developed a blood test capable of determining if a pregnancy will end in a premature birth, and it’s 75-80% accurate.

Purdue Startup Develops IoT Medication Adherence System

Tue, 2018-06-12 06:13
Concordance Health Solutions’ Smart Med Reminder electronic monitoring system includes a connected prescription vial cap, companion mobile apps and a cloud-based service that reminds patients to take their medication and monitors their progress.

Multivac: Automatic Inspection

Tue, 2018-06-12 06:12
I 410 model offers an automatic inspection that is precise, fast, reliable, and saves space.

SP Thermoforming: Carousel-Designed Thermoforming Machines

Mon, 2018-06-11 14:59
Equipment line is suitable for pharmaceuticals, medical devices and food applications; design offers reduced footprint and labor costs.

Bill and Melinda Gates Enter Drug Development Industry

Mon, 2018-06-11 11:00
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation started a well-funded nonprofit biotechnology research institute in Boston.

Vision System Speeds Syringe Filling

Mon, 2018-06-11 03:37
Designed to aid compounding pharmacies in precise robotic picking of loose syringes, this Smart Table vision system is more than just an accessory.

World Courier: Passive Pallet Shipper

Fri, 2018-06-08 15:10
Composed of unique honeycomb vacuum-insulated panels, coupled with phase-change materials, Cocoon provides thermal protection and stability for temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products throughout long-distance deliveries.

Counterfeiting Results in DQSA Legislation Headaches

Fri, 2018-06-08 13:50
Drug counterfeiting used to include primarily ‘lifestyle drugs’ such as Viagra, but now fraudulent lifesaving drugs are increasingly being produced, putting the health of more at-risk patients on the line.

ISTA Proposes Lyophilization Standard

Fri, 2018-06-08 10:32
The market for pharmaceutical freeze drying—and its equipment—continues to grow with therapeutic advances. ISTA E55 group proposal aims to increase understanding and promote best practices.

Nasal Spray Recalled After Packaging Found to Contain Glass Particles

Fri, 2018-06-08 07:00
Apotex Corp. is recalling one lot of nasal spray due to the presence of small glass particles that could affect the functionality of the pump.

Bosch Packaging Technology: Injector and Pen Assembly Machines

Fri, 2018-06-08 06:03
Designed for standard four-piece disposable pens; auto-injectors can assemble either all single components or a combination of pre-assembled and single components.