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Single Use Medical Instruments: Why Healthcare Systems Should Make the Switch July 5, 2018 What are Single Use Medical Instruments? Single use medical instruments are devices, usually made of plastic, created to be used once on a single patient during a single procedure and then disposed. Examples include: Hypodermic needles, syringes, applicators, suction catheters, and surgical sponges. The Benefits of Single Use vs. Reusable Medical Devices: Safer for Patients Single use devices guarantee a more complete sterilization. They are packaged only once to minimize human contact and are then disposed of after use, controlling infection and eliminating contamination. More Cost Effective for Hospitals Sterilizing reusable instruments is an ongoing cost, even if there is...

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Comar Announces Recapitalization with Morgan Stanley Capital Partners June 19, 2018 Comar is excited to announce its successful recapitalization with Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP). Through the recapitalization, MSCP along with several members of the Comar management team and other investors purchased Graham Partners’ interest in Comar. Our new partnership will afford us with a world-class advisory board and additional strategic operating resources. Mike Ruggieri, CEO of Comar, commented, “Over the past several years we have made strategic investments to enhance our ability to deliver exceptional quality, service, and value driven creative solutions. As we look forward to this next phase of growth with MSCP, we remain thankful to our prior...

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3 CDC Medication Safety Initiatives & the Importance of Embracing Change June 5, 2018 Nearly 60,000 children are brought into the Emergency Room each year because they accidentally ingested medicine when a parent or guardian wasn’t looking. Enhanced child safety packaging and error prevention for prescription and OTC drugs are a primary concern for the pharmaceutical industry, from the scientists developing the drugs to the packaging manufacturers. Together, we can effectively reduce the number of children poisoned by prescription and OTC drugs by embracing the well-developed medication safety programs and initiatives put in place by the CDC. What is the CDC The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a federal agency that researches,...

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What Is PCR and Why Should You Consider Using It for Your Packaging? May 1, 2018 When it comes to determining the best material for your next product packaging project, how do you choose?   TIP: The Pros & Cons of Common Custom Packaging Materials   Among all of the potential packaging options out there, PET plastic is by far the most popular for a variety of reasons. It leads the pack with overwhelming durability and affordability, but the environmental impacts of plastic disposal is a major drawback for the industry and concern among the growing Millennial consumer base. That’s where post-consumer resin (PCR) comes in. Improvements in the recycling/reprocessing of material result in higher quality...

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5 Reasons The Creative Brief Is Critical To Custom Packaging Design March 22, 2018 In this day and age, it takes a little something extra to really stand out from your competitors on crowded grocery store or pharmacy shelves, no matter how big your brand name is. That ‘something extra’ is an expertly designed and well-thought-out custom packaging design creative brief. While consumers will rarely ponder the process your company went through to arrive at the packaging design they hold in their hand, they will naturally reach for a product that offers a more attractive and fundamentally functional package than one that is bland or clunky. “I strive for two things in design: simplicity...

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7 Simple Ways to Avoid a Trip to the ER with Your Child March 19, 2018 If you’re like most people, you probably haven’t given much thought to where you store medicines in your home. But for parents, it’s important to consider what medicine looks like through the eyes of your child. Medicines left on counters, nightstands, in purses and bags, or on the ground are easily within reach of a curious, young child. And many medicines are brightly colored and look like candy, making them appealing to children. Did you know approximately 60,000 young children visit the emergency room each year because they got into medicines that were left within reach? That’s one child every...

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