Industry compliance to FDA Food Safety Modernization Act flying high

Industry compliance to FDA Food Safety Modernization Act flying high

One of the hats I’ve worn of late is that of Editor of Packaging World‘s 2014 Food Safety Playbook for 2014 (as well as the preceding, inaugural edition). Among the updates packed into the 101-page e-book were the results of a brief survey of U.S. food and beverage product packagers done in Q1, gauging industry readiness for the U.S. … Continue reading

Yummy science: 3D-printing of human ‘liver strips’

Yummy science: 3D-printing of human ‘liver strips’

3D printing of live, human liver? Yup. Same for tissue with blood vessels, as well as kidney, muscle and breast cancer.  It all holds promise for the future, and sure beats cranking out plastic guns for the betterment of humankind. Basically,  it’s  done by pushing living cells through what amounts to inkjet printer nozzles. Here’s an excerpt … Continue reading

iPhone app for prescriptions seeks to tap a new-ish $100 billion market

iPhone app for prescriptions seeks to tap a new-ish $100 billion market

Goin’ mobile: How many people never fill that first prescription? Not to worry; there’s an app on the way for that, too — GetMyRx — as we reported in this story at Pharmaceutical Commerce. Developer GetMyRx Inc.’s CEO Luis Angel says “at least a few hundred” scrips have been filled” since the iPhone app’s soft … Continue reading