• Registration Opens for First of Its Kind PACK EXPO Connects

    Attendee registration is now open for the industry’s most engaging and innovative new web-based event, PACK EXPO Connects 2020, (Nov. 9-13) produced by PMMI Media Group.

    PACK EXPO Connects delivers the power of PMMI Media Group and the PACK EXPO brand to connect the packaging and processing industry during these challenging times. In creating this unique experience, PMMI Media Group combined its digital marketing expertise and extensive industry knowledge into one intuitive interactive platform making live engagement with exhibitors easy. With over 600 solutions-providers featuring state-of-the-art virtual showrooms, attendees can spend less time and effort searching for the latest innovations and more time fostering connections via live chats, live product demos and interactive educational opportunities.

    At the heart of PACK EXPO Connects is what attendees value most: technology in action. With more than 2,600 live product demos over five days, attendees will be able to watch demonstrations of machinery and products in 15-minute increments. Attendees can schedule one-on-one live chats with product and technical experts to find targeted solutions and expeditiously search for specific products among 12 targeted categories.

    “We recognize how busy today’s packaging professional is and made it our goal for PACK EXPO Connects to maximize attendees’ time, making it easy to connect with the right suppliers remotely,” says Joe Angel, president, PMMI Media Group.

    In addition to exhibitor interaction, PACK EXPO Connects offers world-class virtual educational opportunities covering the most pertinent industry trends. These include the daily Jumpstart to kick-off each day of the event, complete with a special Packaging and Processing Women’s Leadership Network session on Tuesday, Nov. 10, featuring Jan Tharp, president and CEO at Bumble Bee Foods. Innovation Stages, Trend Chats and The Solution Room will feature expert-led interactive educational sessions, and the Showcase of Packaging Innovations will feature a web portal full of the latest in award-winning packaging from PACK EXPO Connects partners. Daily Download sessions with PMMI Media Group editors will discuss each day’s PACK EXPO Connects highlights.

    Live showroom hours will run Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT. International demo hours have also been added each day, to expand PACK EXPO Connects global reach. International demos will be broadcasting at 10:00 a.m. China Standard time (9:00 p.m. CT) and 10:00 a.m. Greenwich Mean time (4:00 a.m. CT). These time slots will enable attendees who reside outside the Western Hemisphere to view solutions and enjoy live interactions with exhibitors. In addition, all educational sessions will be available on-demand for international attendees to watch at times convenient to them. Spanish language closed captioning will also be provided for the Jumpstart sessions.

    The MyConnects Planner will serve as the first stop for every attendee after registration, assisting in advance planning for the most efficient PACK EXPO Connects experience. An Outlook calendar integration is available for attendees to add events to their Outlook calendars for ease of reference, ensuring the most efficient use of time during event days.

    Preview Week (Nov. 2-6) will be the week before PACK EXPO Connects where attendees are encouraged to browse, add product demos, educational sessions and all items of interest, as well as finalize their MyConnects Planner, which will assist registrants with planning in advance of what to attend during the event. The planner helps to organize information and plan what sessions to attend, exhibitors to visit and more, ensuring the most productive use of time during event days.

    Gear up for PACK EXPO Connects and start browsing and building your MyConnects Planner.  For more information and free registration online, visit www.packexpoconnects.com

  • Aptar Beauty + Home Broadens their PCR Dispensing Portfolio in North America with Two New Airless Launches

    Micro ECO + Mezzo ECO incorporates up to 45% PCR* in the combined components and are Cotrep certified for eco-design. Aptar’s entire range of locally-produced airless solutions are 100% plastic and ECO-Cert certified, provide optimal formula protection, and are compatible for a multitude of application fields including skin, hair and body care, color cosmetics and hand sanitizer. Customers are able to convert the current Micro and Mezzo top-fill package in a multitude of colors and sizes through Aptar’s extensive PCR supply. “Our commitment to sustainability is broader than manufacturing products that are better for the environment. Through increasing our use of PCR in our core product lines we are able to help our brand partners achieve their sustainability goals, while doing our part towards a circular economy.” – Philippe Erhart, President, Beauty + Home, North America According to a global survey by Nielsen, 81% of respondents feel strongly that companies should help improve the environment. In alignment with the Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation, Aptar is committed to achieving 10% recycled content in all dispensing solutions for the beauty, personal care, and home care market by 2025. “Aptar is committed to the Science Based Targets initiative. In addition to promoting a more circular economy for our products, the use of more post-consumer recycled resin contributes to our SBTs by reducing emissions associated with raw material consumption.” – Beth Holland, Vice President, Operational Excellence, EHS & Sustainability, Aptar A full life cycle analysis completed on Micro ECO + Mezzo ECO proved to reduce CO2 emissions of up to 12.3% compared to our standard airless product range**. The product range is available in 15 – 75 ml, provides 90%+ evacuation of formula and comes in two ready to fill parts. For More Information Contact Us At: infobeauty.glo@aptar.com * Percentage of PCR is dependent on size. Range varies from 36.5% – 45.44%. Please contact us for additional information. **CO2 emission reduction is dependent on product and size. Range varies from 6.81% – 12.3%. Please contact us for additional information.

  • 360 and India PDA Joint Conference on Supply Chain Security in India

     

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    FINAL Agenda for Rx-360/PDA India Virtual Conference:

    Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Security and Patient Safety

     

    Attached below is the link for the session. Request you to be part of this session. 

    http://www.cvent.com/events/supply-chain-security-and-patient-safety-in-india-covid-19-and-beyond/event-summary-7542d14045ce42e0b8fc5ecc8fd44ddf.aspx.

     

     

    Day 1: October 13

     

    Topic

    Time (IST)

    Presenter

    Note

    Welcome from Rx-360

    3:00pm

    Jim Fries

    Live

    Welcome from PDA India

    3:15pm

    TBD

    Live

    Keynote Presentation: Healthcare Supply Chain, Pandemic Planning and a New Model  

    3:30pm

    Rob Handfield, PhD

    North Carolina State University

    Pre-Recorded: Professor of Supply Chain Management and Supply Chain Resource Cooperative

    Supply Chain Security and India: View from a Manufacturer

    4:30pm

    Aaron Graham

    (Boehringer Ingelheim)

    Pre-Recorded

    India Regulatory Initiatives

    5:15pm

    Mr. John Athayde, Head Quality Piramal India

    Live

    Quality Culture in the India Pharmaceutical Industry

    6:00pm

    Ran Bahadur Singh (GSK)

    Live

    Aspects of Culture in the Parenteral Manufacturing Domain

    7:00pm

    Dr. Sanjay Kumar Jain,
    President

    Amneal Pharmaceuticals India Operations

    Live

    Day One Close

    7:45pm

    Jim Fries or India PDA TBD

    Live

     

    Day 2: October 14

     

    Topic

    Time (IST)

    Presenter

    Note

    Welcome

    3:00pm

    India PDA TBD

    Live

    Pharmaceutical Materials: Auditing During and After COVID-19

    3:15pm

    Jim Fries Rx-360

    Live

    Remote Inspections in India

    4:15pm

    Vishal Sharma,

    President Elect

    PDA India Chapter

    Director- VIENNI TRAINING & CONSULTING LLP

    Live

    Human Rick Factors in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

    5:00pm

    Ran Bahadur Singh (GSK)

    Live

    Recent Trends in Regulatory Compliance and India Perspective

    6:00pm

    John Athayde

     (Piramal Enterprises)

    Live

    Utilizing the APEC Toolkit for Supply Chain Security

    6:45pm

    Reggie Jackson (Pfizer)

    Live

    Serialized Product Traceability – Industry’s Next Sea Change

    7:30pm

    Nikkhil Vinnakota and Calvin Chen from Amgen

    Live

    Conference Closing Remarks

    8:15pm

    Jim Fries Rx-360 and India PDA TBD

    Live

  • 360 and India PDA Joint Conference on Supply Chain Security in India

    PDA India Chapter in collaboration with RX360 is conducting a 2 days webinar on 13th and 14th of October 2020 on Supply Chain Security & Patient Safety in India:COVID-19 & Beyond . 

    We have a pool of speakers to discuss about Indian Regulatory initiatives , Quality culture of the Indian Pharmaceutical industry and remote inspection to name a few. 

    A picture containing drawing

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    FINAL Agenda for Rx-360/PDA India Virtual Conference:

    Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Security and Patient Safety

     

    Day 1: October 13

     

    Topic

    Time (IST)

    Presenter

    Note

    Welcome from Rx-360

    3:00pm

    Jim Fries

    Live

    Welcome from PDA India

    3:15pm

    TBD

    Live

    Keynote Presentation: Healthcare Supply Chain, Pandemic Planning and a New Model  

    3:30pm

    Rob Handfield, PhD

    North Carolina State University

    Pre-Recorded: Professor of Supply Chain Management and Supply Chain Resource Cooperative

    Supply Chain Security and India: View from a Manufacturer

    4:30pm

    Aaron Graham

    (Boehringer Ingelheim)

    Pre-Recorded

    India Regulatory Initiatives

    5:15pm

    Mr. John Athayde, Head Quality Piramal India

    Live

    Quality Culture in the India Pharmaceutical Industry

    6:00pm

    Ran Bahadur Singh (GSK)

    Live

    Aspects of Culture in the Parenteral Manufacturing Domain

    7:00pm

    Dr. Sanjay Kumar Jain,
    President

    Amneal Pharmaceuticals India Operations

    Live

    Day One Close

    7:45pm

    Jim Fries or India PDA TBD

    Live

     

    Day 2: October 14

     

    Topic

    Time (IST)

    Presenter

    Note

    Welcome

    3:00pm

    India PDA TBD

    Live

    Pharmaceutical Materials: Auditing During and After COVID-19

    3:15pm

    Jim Fries Rx-360

    Live

    Remote Inspections in India

    4:15pm

    Vishal Sharma,

    President Elect

    PDA India Chapter

    Director- VIENNI TRAINING & CONSULTING LLP

    Live

    Human Rick Factors in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

    5:00pm

    Ran Bahadur Singh (GSK)

    Live

    Recent Trends in Regulatory Compliance and India Perspective

    6:00pm

    John Athayde

     (Piramal Enterprises)

    Live

    Utilizing the APEC Toolkit for Supply Chain Security

    6:45pm

    Reggie Jackson (Pfizer)

    Live

    Serialized Product Traceability – Industry’s Next Sea Change

    7:30pm

    Nikkhil Vinnakota and Calvin Chen from Amgen

    Live

    Conference Closing Remarks

    8:15pm

    Jim Fries Rx-360 and India PDA TBD

    Live

     

  • Tarsus postpones Labelexpo/Brand Print India 2020

    Tarsus Group, organizer of Labelexpo India 2020 and Brand Print India 2020, has today confirmed that the upcoming editions of the co-located shows, due to take place at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR from 2 – 5 December, have been postponed in light of ongoing concerns over coronavirus/COVID-19. Lisa Milburn, managing director of Labelexpo/Brand Print Global Series, said today:
  • Pharma Pro&Pack Expo is a Leading show on pharma packaging and processing machinery

    Pharma Pro&Pack Expo is India’s leading trade fair that focuses on pharma manufacturing technologies. The exhibitor profile is a curated list of companies dealing in pharma processing machines, clean room technologies, packaging machinery, materials & consumables, water treatment plants along with, turn-key contractors and project consultants. Experts and professionals from engineering, packaging, production, operations, purchase, maintenance, technical, formulation, plant management, project teams among others, get an opportunity to witness the latest innovations influencing the market at Pharma Pro&Pack Expo.
  • As COVID-19 Concerns Continue, WWP Beauty Launches Line of Personal Protection Products

    A collection of moisturizing hand sanitizers that are available in three different formats. Florham Park, NJ – WWP Beauty, a global full-service supplier that provides future-focused solutions to the global beauty industry including a complete range of stock and custom packaging, formulation, accessories, design and engineering, has launched a Personal Protection line in response to the heightened demand for hygienic products brought on by the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Tjoapack Invests in Automated Packaging Capabilities

    The new fully automated packaging line for vials will start operations in Q1 2021 and will increase its capacity to over 12 million vials per year. Its pre-filled syringes (PFS) capabilities are expected to be fully operational by Q4 of 2021. The fully automated PFS packaging line will have an initial capacity for 7 million syringes per year and will be able to assemble, automate insertion of plunger rods and back-stops, carry out inline labelling and complete coding and vision control. “At Tjoapack we’re committed to ensuring we consistently bolster our offering and deliver the efficient and flexible services that our clients expect. The investment from Ampersand allows us to build on our strong foundations, expand our service offering, and ensure we continue to meet customer demand,” commented Dexter Tjoa, CEO of Tjoapack. “Our vision is to shape the pharmaceutical supply chain to be safer and more efficient and, as a result enable our clients to make the world healthier by facilitating their life sciences research, production and delivery of medicines to patients across the globe.” This latest addition to Tjoapack’s service offering follows a recent investment by private equity firm and healthcare specialists, Ampersand Capital Partners, and increased demand from existing and new customers for pre-filled and vial packaging in line with the prevalence of chronic diseases that require injectable therapies. “As new therapies emerge to address unmet patient needs for chronic ailments the demand for contract packaging organization that can handle syringes and vials will continue to rise,” Tjoa added. “Technological advancements, improving patient compliance, beneficial reimbursement policies, and the rise of biologics in the pharmaceutical market will also further propel the needs for service providers who can meet these requirements.”

  • 3M is developing the intelligent control inhaler

    When you know that up to 94% of inhaler users make mistakes using their devices, you have to think differently. When up to 60% of patients don’t adhere to their medication, you have to ask why. 3M, with its long history of expertise in inhalation, saw the need for a simple, intuitive, connected device that may help reduce mistakes in use, engage patients in self-care, and connect patients with their caregivers. 1 Lavorini et al., 2008. Respir. Med. 102(4):593-604. 2 Restrepo et al., 2008. Int. J. Chron. Obstruct. Pulmon. Dis.

  • New RFID pharma label enables prescription details to be heard through an app

    By the end of 2020, 1,500 CVS Pharmacy locations will be equipped to fix special RFID labels to prescription vials. When the RFID labels are scanned by Spoken Rx in the app, which can be accessed by users using Siri or Google Assistant on their phones, prescription label information will be spoken out loud. This information, which is important for patient safety and adherence, currently includes patient name, medication name, dosage and directions and will be enhanced to include additional information over the months to come. The feature will be available in all CVS locations by the end of 2021. Enrollment in the program is seamless and can be done either over the phone or in store where a pharmacist can ensure the patient's app is appropriately set up for the service. Spoken Rx is free to CVS Pharmacy patients and the app will read prescription label information aloud in either English or Spanish. "The in-app feature gives patients more flexibility, providing the relevant prescription information out loud wherever and whenever they need it," said Ryan Rumbarger, senior VP, store operations at CVS Health. "Spoken Rx provides a more seamless experience to our patients who are visually impaired." This announcement is the result of collaboration between CVS Pharmacy and the American Council of the Blind, which worked with CVS and tested the technology throughout its development. "Spoken Rx is a positive step that offers same-day, access for prescriptions filled in CVS stores, allowing for a greater level of privacy, safety, and independence for blind and visually impaired customers of all ages," said Kim Charlson, immediate past president of the American Council of the Blind." We're pleased about this addition to the existing braille, audio, and large print accessible prescription label offerings provided by CVS Caremark and CVS.com."

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