Smart medical packaging


Interactive packaging concept to improve compliance and the patient experience Instruction leaflets are confusing at the best of times. But they could be a matter of life and death if you’ve just been diagnosed with a chronic disease and suddenly need to learn fast how to inject yourself with vital medication. A new smart packaging …




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Lucideon to Host Medical Materials and Design Networking Lunch in Cambridge – 26 January 2017 


Lucideon, the international materials development and commercialization company, is pleased to announce it will be hosting an ‘Industry Networking Lunch – Medical Materials & Design’ in Cambridge, UK, on 26 January 2017. The networking lunch will bring together manufacturers, academia, and design and regulatory organisations from across the medical industry. Presentations will be delivered by …




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Arecor, CPI and FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies collaborate


Arecor, CPI and FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies collaborate to apply smart formulation approaches in the manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals under a grant awarded by Innovate UK Arecor, the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies have entered into a consortium to collaborate on a two-year R&D project entitled Improved Downstream Operation through Formulation Innovation, supported …




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Innovation in wearable tech


A novel smart textile that turns garments into active motion sensors Breakthrough optical technology from product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants has led to the creation of a new generation of wearable technology. XelfleX is a novel type of ‘smart’ textile that turns garments into active motion sensors. It can be used to make …




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Enval joins Defra-funded study to boost recycling of flexible packaging


Enval Limited, in partnership with LRS Consultancy (“LRS”), SITA UK, Nestlé UK & Ireland, Coca-Cola Enterprises and Tesco UK, has received funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to scope out viable approaches for collecting flexible packaging materials containing aluminium, such as toothpaste tubes and pet food sachets, to improve recycling …




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Royal Society of Chemistry and Cogent combine forces on future talent recruitment incentives


The Royal Society of Chemistry and Cogent have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to work in partnership to help small and medium-sized companies in the chemicals industry to recruit the best talent. The agreement will see the Royal Society of Chemistry provide £400,000 of funding in the form of grants to enable companies to provide …




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Foam breakthrough to shake up aerosols


New low-cost, environmentally-friendly foaming technology from Cambridge Consultants New foaming technology from product development firm Cambridge Consultants is set to banish potentially harmful emissions from aerosols containing everyday items such as shaving foam and hair mousse. It provides a low-cost alternative to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – a contributing factor to ground-level ozone, which has …




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