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“Spy” Virus Strategically Attacks Bacteria

Tue, 2018-12-18 11:00
A breakthrough discovery cold lead to viruses specifically engineered to target any bacteria.

Distribution Management Event in Southern California

Tue, 2018-12-18 03:15
The conference hosted by the Healthcare Distribution Alliance Mar. 10 through 13 will feature a traceability dispenser panel, lessons learned from hurricanes for emergency logistics and more. Distribution Management Award nominations accepted through Jan. 4.

FDA Calls Out Label Issue on E-Cigs Containing ED Drugs

Mon, 2018-12-17 11:00
The FDA issued a warning against e-cigarette liquids that contain the main ingredients in two popular male enhancement drugs.

Blood Collection Tubes Market Shows Positive 10-Year Outlook

Mon, 2018-12-17 05:45
TMR report notes blood collection tubes provide accuracy and precision, safety, ease of use and speed the diagnostic process; reports a preference for plastic.

Blister Packaging Yields Patient, Healthcare Benefits: Part III

Mon, 2018-12-17 05:24
Taking a deeper dive into Holyoke’s blister card filling process for its single and multi-dose applications.

Blister Packaging Yields Patient, Healthcare Benefits: Part II

Fri, 2018-12-14 11:12
Holyoke Health Center has transitioned to more advanced blister packaging that provides printed details in both English and Spanish, with pictorials for those who cannot read.

Innovative Electric Bandage Draws Power from the Body

Fri, 2018-12-14 07:00
Engineers at UW Madison developed a wound dressing that harvests energy from body movements to heal faster.

New Rotary Washer Boosts Efficiency for Aseptic Vial Filling Line

Fri, 2018-12-14 04:00
Pierre Fabre and Steriline collaborated in implementing a system to interoperate with a sterilization tunnel and reduce downtime as much as possible.

New Tool Provides Safe Remote Equipment Diagnostics and Assistance

Thu, 2018-12-13 12:48
Convened by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the OpX Leadership Network’s new Remote Equipment A

Convened by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the OpX Leadership Network’s new Remote Equipment Access: Options Analysis tool provides a common understanding of the industry methodologies for remotely accessing equipment installed in manufacturing facilities.

Infant Ibuprofen Recalled Due to Potency Issues

Thu, 2018-12-13 11:00
A popular infant ibuprofen sold at CVS, Family Dollar and Walmart was recalled over concerns that the concentrations may be too high.

Blister Packaging Yields Patient, Healthcare Benefits: Part I

Thu, 2018-12-13 09:04
Holyoke Health Center transitions to blister cards for multimed, personalized patient packaging.

Counterfeit Marijuana Packaging is Now a Problem

Wed, 2018-12-12 11:00
Cannabis vape cartridge manufacturers in California are beginning to experience the hurdles of counterfeiters.

Pharma can be Instructive on Food Track and Trace

Tue, 2018-12-11 13:27
While saying 'serialization' is coming to food isn’t quite right, and in fact is fraught with pitfalls, looking to pharma for lessons learned still will be critical.

Euclid Medical Products: Pharmaceutical Packaging Equipment

Tue, 2018-12-11 12:23
Vantage bagging machine, thermal printer and tabletop liquid unit-dose machine aim to increase operational efficiency in hospital, pharmacy and repackaging settings.

One Step Closer to Pig-to-Human Heart Transplants

Tue, 2018-12-11 11:00
A doctor at University of Munich successfully transplanted a pig heart into a baboon, a major step toward xenotransplantation.

Chain Drug Stores Account for 42.6 Percent of Sales for Pharma Distributors

Tue, 2018-12-11 10:33
The HDA Research Foundation’s new Factbook offers data and insight on healthcare supply chain trends. Additionally, over 70% of distributors used automated picking methods.

Robotics in Industry 4.0 – Five Major Challenges for the Packaging Industry

Mon, 2018-12-10 14:33
Smithers Pira identifies how the adoption of automation and digitalization platforms will revolutionize the packaging industry. Industry 4.0 has the potential to alter radically all stages of the packaging industry, with new efficiencies and unprecedented accuracy in data exchanges creating a leaner, more responsive, more engaged supply chain.

FDA Focuses on Compounded Drug Quality; cGMPs for Outsourcing

Mon, 2018-12-10 12:43
Agency updates its compounding priorities plan to address patient safety while revising cGMP draft guidance to make it more feasible for outsourcing facilities to fulfill requests for office stock while maintaining product quality.

Researchers Develop First Insect Vaccine for Bees

Mon, 2018-12-10 11:00
A team in Finland has created a vaccine to protect the struggling honeybee population from bacterial disease.

HILLSTRONG Makes Cannabis Packaging a Focal Point

Fri, 2018-12-07 15:41
Humboldt County, CA firm works with supplier partners to offer packaging that addresses changing regulations, barrier requirements and consumer appeal.

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