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Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, May/June 2015

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3 May/June 2015 Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News • A UBM Canon Publication ® ® COVER STORy Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News (ISSN 1081-5481) is published six times per year (January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, Septem- ber/October, and November/December) by UBM Canon LLC, 2901 28th St., Ste. 100, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310/445-4200; FAX 310/445-4299. Periodi- cals postage paid at Santa Monica, California, and at additional mailing ofåces. SUBSCRIPTIONS—Free to qualiåed subscribers as deåned on the subscription card. Basic subscription price $150 (one year). Delivery outside United States by air service. For telephone inquiries regarding subscriptions, call 800-869-6882. CHANGE OF ADDRESS—Notices should be sent promptly to P.O. Box 47461, Plymouth, MN 55447. Please provide old mailing label as well as new address. Allow two months for change. EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS—Unsolicited manuscripts should be submitted in triplicate and should be accompanied by stamped return envelopes. Copy will receive every reasonable care; however, the publishers assume no responsibility for safety of artwork, photographs, or manuscripts. NOTICE—Every precaution is taken to ensure accuracy of con- tent; however, the publishers cannot accept responsibility for the correctness of the information supplied or advertised or for any opinion expressed herein. POSTMASTER—Send address changes to Pharmaceutical & Medical Packag- ing News, P.O. Box 47461, Plymouth, MN 55447. Printed in U.S.A. ©2015 by UBM Canon LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission is prohibited. MAy/jUne 2015, VolUMe 23, IssUe 3 28 26 36 FEATURES PACKAGING RESOURCE CENTER DEPARTMENTS/COLUMNS Cover images (clockwise from top left) courtesy of Presspart, Duoject, Nemera, Comar, and Aptar Pharma. Stock images by eabff, Adelevin/iSTOCKPHOTO.COM. 36 CoVer story Pharmapack north America by Daphne Allen and Matthew Sanderson Join the brightest minds in the pharmaceutical packaging and drug-delivery industry. 6 Editorial 8 News 16 Supply Chain 18 Viewpoint 34 Packaging Resource Center: Bags & Pouches, Blisters, Cartoners, and Shippers 40 Show Coverage: MD&M East, EastPack, and more 42 Ad Index 24 CArtons & lABels Can Cartons and labels Come to your rescue? by Daphne Allen New solutions for damage, tampering, and migration are underway. 26 DesICCAnts Developments in Desiccants by Daphne Allen Embedding desiccant material in blister packaging could help protect against moisture ingress. 28 fIllIng Mounted Vertical Wall Advances filling by Matthew Sanderson Customers have been demanding this line for compliance, efficiency, and optimization. 30 HeAt seAlers reducing errors through Automation by Daphne Allen A new system employs automatic pouch handling and optional product loading to reduce operator-related errors.

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