Healthcare Packaging News and Top Issues July 2023

Tornado destroys Pfizer warehouse, Tyvek pouch for steam sterilization, USP packaging updates, ISO 11607 Part 2 insights, more.


Packaging departments of medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers need to keep up with regulatory updates, sustainability solutions, new technologies, and major issues impacting their packaging decisions. On a regular basis, Packaging Digest finds and reposts related healthcare packaging news, videos, and opinions found on social media, with the most recent “find” at the top.

Here is the stream of curated news and developments from July 2023. Click here to see the latest additions for the current month.

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Tornado rips through Pfizer plant storing raw materials, packaging supplies, and medication.


Tyvek peelable pouch for steam sterilization.


SBA addresses how to open sterilized packaging.


AI-created heat- and chemical-resistant proteins could benefit medical packaging.

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Watch your language.

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PDA revises report on glass container manufacturing.

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USP committee to vote on pharmaceutical packaging updates.

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Pharma packaging global forecast to 2027.

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New Viridian vials reduce waste and carbon emissions.

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Pharmaceutical packaging testing equipment market to reach $4.7 billion.

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ISO 11607 Part 2 through the lens of packaging verification and validation.

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Upcoming trends in medical packaging films.

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Today’s medical waste is tomorrow’s packaging.

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For earlier Healthcare Packaging News and Top Issues items, click here.

About the Author(s)

Lisa McTigue Pierce

Executive Editor, Packaging Digest

Lisa McTigue Pierce is Executive Editor of Packaging Digest. She’s been a packaging media journalist since 1982 and tracks emerging trends, new technologies, and best practices across a spectrum of markets for the publication’s global community. Reach her at [email protected] or 630-272-1774.

Kassandra Kania

Freelance Writer

Kassandra Kania is a freelance writer based in Charlotte, NC. She has written extensively about healthcare packaging for a variety of publications.

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