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Articles by Hallie Forcinio

What's Next In: Packaging

Dec 2, 2007

Although the highly regulated pharmaceutical industry tends to be more like the tortoise than the hare when it comes to adopting new ideas, pharmaceutical packaging will be dramatically different 30 years from now in 2037.

Sustainable Packaging Resources

Oct 2, 2007

When it comes to designing and sourcing sustainable packaging, there are no simple answers. Sustainable packaging depends on a complex interaction of environmental, social, and economic considerations, which are influenced by geography and other factors such as renewability, compostability, biodegradability, weight, and performance.

Packagers Pursue Sustainability

Nonpharmaceutical manufacturers find ways to make environmentally sound packaging.
Oct 2, 2007

Nonpharmaceutical manufacturers find ways to make environmentally sound packaging.

Printing Digital Labels

Going digital can produce high-quality, full-color labels at potentially lower cost.
Sep 2, 2007

Going digital can produce high-quality, full-color labels at potentially lower cost.

Protecting the Cold Chain

Makers of temperature-sensitive products constantly seek to ensure proper conditions during shipping and storage.
Aug 2, 2007

Makers of temperature-sensitive products constantly seek to ensure proper conditions during shipping and storage.

Innovations Enable Packaging to Play Many Roles

Drug packaging performs functions such as ensuring patient well-being, providing information, preventing tampering, blocking counterfeiting, and improving compliance. Since 1977, packaging innovations have occurred in four major categories. The author provides an overview of major packaging improvements that have emerged in the past 30 years.
Jul 2, 2007

Drug packaging performs functions such as ensuring patient well-being, providing information, preventing tampering, blocking counterfeiting, and improving compliance. Since 1977, packaging innovations have occurred in four major categories. The author provides an overview of major packaging improvements that have emerged in the past 30 years.

Interphex Showcases Packaging Innovations

Exhibitors' products prevent counterfeiting, provide child resistance, protect product quality, and improve packaging-line efficiency.
Jun 2, 2007

Exhibitors' products prevent counterfeiting, provide child resistance, protect product quality, and improve packaging-line efficiency.

RFID Moves Forward

Many radio frequency identification projects are moving beyond the pilot stage, supported by new hardware and software tools.
Apr 2, 2007

Many radio frequency identification projects are moving beyond the pilot stage, supported by new hardware and software tools.

Packaging Trends

Security, the environment, aging populations, the bio-boom, and cost control are just a few of the drivers that will influence pharmaceutical packaging for the remainder of this decade.
Mar 2, 2007

Security, the environment, aging populations, the bio-boom, and cost control are just a few of the drivers that will influence pharmaceutical packaging for the remainder of this decade.

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