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Global medical packaging market and current affairs

The Global Medical Packaging Market is expected to grow at an annual growth rate of around 6.3% during the forecasted period 2017-2023. A study published by the Market Research Future analysts suggests that the global medical packaging market is growing at a moderate growth rate. This is partly due to the rising demand for the packaging materials from the pharmaceuticals… Continue Reading

Psychosis patients aren’t getting the best care

  Research suggests that underfunding is leading to a lack of care for those with severe mental health conditions in England. If someone is experiencing a first episode of psychosis they should be seen within two weeks. However, Liberal Democrat research shows that even though more people are being seen on time, only a few of them get the correct… Continue Reading

FMP to introduce new 6 colour printing machine in Quarter 1 2018

Sachet manufacture

News As part of our continual investment programme, we have purchased a new 6 colour in line flexo printer for flexible roll stock. The new printer will be operational by the end of Quarter 1 2018 and will be located, along with our existing in-line flexo machine, in a new dedicated print suite at our Morecambe site. The addition of… Continue Reading

Are cosmeceuticals for you?

The term “cosmeceuticals” may be entirely new to you, but they’re a class of products that are growing massively in popularity. The word is formed from cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, and refers to any cosmetic product that claims to have a drug-like effect on your body. These can range from anti-wrinkle creams to hair strengthening shampoos. An important and controversial aspect… Continue Reading

Trends in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry

In the past few years, the pharmaceutical and medical device packaging industry has been increasing. In 2015, the revenue in this industry reached around $1.1 trillion (pharmaceuticals) and $350 billion (medical devices). The reason for this increase in the global demand is because of a jump in the use of pharmaceutical and medical devices, an aging population and the rising middle… Continue Reading

Creative packaging design could improve patient outcomes

Sterile packaging is vital to infection prevention, but hand washing and other hygiene procedures are still essential to avoid hospital-related infections. At a US conference on medical & healthcare packaging and manufacture was told creative packaging design can encourage medical staff to take the steps necessary to maintain a sterile environment. Dr. Carlos Nuñez told September’s MEDevice San Diego that… Continue Reading

The various benefits of nutraceuticals

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Nutraceuticals are a rapidly growing part of the global medical market, and a new report has highlighted how they boast various Health Benefits and promote longevity. Future Market Insights found that demand for nutraceuticals is expanding rapidly in the Asia-Pacific region, although the US and Europe are still currently the largest markets. Nutraceuticals can be split into three distinct groups… Continue Reading

Beta-Carotene Market Expected to Reach £478 million by 2024

Medical Packaging at Flexible Medical

The global beta-carotene market is expected to reach million by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rise in demand for the naturally-sourced products in food & beverages and dietary supplements industry is expected to remain a key driving factor for the global market. Growing health concerns across all age groups and the adverse effect of… Continue Reading

Nutraceuticals for diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a deadly disease that affects many millions worldwide. It is a well known fact that many of these cases are caused by an unhealthy lifestyle, and could be avoided. What many people do not know is that many cases of diabetes can also be managed with a healthy diet and lifestyle. Those diagnosed with pre-diabetes may… Continue Reading

Waiting times at hospitals show sharp rise

NHS

Waiting times Once of the NHS Current Issues is the NHS Referral Waiting Times in hospitals have drastically deteriorated according to studies. The Health Foundation review of the NHS data between 2011-2012 and 2016-2017 has found that longer waits for cancer, A&E and routine operations. However, the conservative party have stated that they intend to improve services through investment. A spokesman added… Continue Reading

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