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2019 Pharma Innovation Awards

This year's winners offer slices of innovation

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Ironically, the phrase used to praise an innovative new product — “the greatest thing since sliced bread” — has become so unoriginal that it’s cliché.In the 1920s, however, the convenience of commercialized pre-sliced bread was what the American food consumer wanted — and after the first machine appeared in 1928, equipment manufacturers and bakery industry experts got to task, improving and adding to the existing designs.This forward leap in the baking industry could not have happened without rethinking what equipment can do, and the persistent efforts of those looking to incrementally improve on this innovation.Here at Pharma Manufacturing, we understand…

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