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Firstronic Staffs Up With Development Grant

With the assistance of a development grant, Firstronic LLC is planning to invest $2.45 million in infrastructure, and add 110 new jobs.

FDA: Mislabeling Leads to Permanent Injunction against Repackager

Failures in labeling quality control procedures reportedly have led to a permanent injunction. FDA is reporting on its Web site that "federal judge Algenon L. Marbley of the Southern District of Ohio has approved a consent decree of permanent...

UFP Technologies Adds Cleanroom in IL to Further Support Medical Device Manufacturers

UFP Technologies Inc. is expanding to meet increased demand by medical device manufacturers (MDMs). The company, which produces specialty packaging and custom-engineered components and products, achieved ISO 13485:2003 certification in 2011...

California State Board of Pharmacy Announces Agenda for Next E-Pedigree Meeting

The California State Board of Pharmacy will be holding an E-Pedigree Committee Meeting in El Segundo, CA, on September 26, 2013. The meeting is open to the public and it will also be broadcast via a Webcast.

The CA BoP reports it will address...

PCI Builds Out Cold Chain, Serialization Capacity
Packaging Coordinators, Inc. has expanded cold chain storage capacity and built out serialization services for pharmaceutical companies moving forward with serialization this year and next.
JHP Pharma To Produce Late Stage Ophthalmic Product
JHP Pharmaceuticals has announced that it has entered into a manufacturing agreement with an undisclosed pharmaceutical company which has developed proprietary products that provide sustained and localized drug...
Schneider To Show Hydraulic-Free Pallet Dispenser/Stacker
Schneider Packaging Equipment Company is introducing the Automatic Pallet Dispensers/Stackers at Pack Expo 2013, Las Vegas. The new next generation model replaces the hydraulic drive system with heavy-duty electronically powered mechanical...
Kimberly-Clark and Novation Forge Agreement on Sterilization Wrap

Kimberly-Clark's Kimguard Sterilization Wrap products will be supplied under a single-source, three-year purchasing agreement with Novation. It will now be available to more than 65,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital...

FDA Approves Rehrig Reusable Sharps Container
Rehrig Healthcare, a division of Rehrig Pacific Company, has announced that its SharpsTank Reusable Sharps Container Model TS received FDA approval to market the device as an FDA 510(k) cleared Class II medical device...
ESS Technologies To Show Robot-Loading Blister System
At Pack Expo 2013 in Las Vegas, ESS Technologies will feature a fully automatic system for loading and sealing blister packages with a TaskMate Robotic Blister Loading System integrated with...