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The coronavirus epidemic has a significant impact on the industry (photo: @padrinan –

Nanogate expects significant negative effects from coronavirus pandemic, applies for financial aid from KfW Promotional Bank

Nanogate SE (Göttelborn, Germany), a leading global technology company for design-oriented, multifunctional components and surfaces, is expecting the coronavirus pandemic to have significant negative effects on sales, earnings and liquidity in the 2020 fiscal year. To ensure the continued existence of the group, Nanogate is applying for financial aid from the promotional bank KfW and is planning considerable cost cutting, including government-subsidised short-time work.


RFID-labels from Schreiner MediPharm for syringes and vials, combined with Kit Check’s tracking solution, enable an automated medication management (photo: Schreiner Group)

Schreiner MediPharm and Kit Check offer automated medication management for hospitals

Error-free medication management in hospitals can save lives. Medicines equipped with RFID-labels can be tracked from the hospital pharmacy to bedside dispensing and their availability ensured. This presupposes that the RFID-Label and tracking system are perfectly matched. The new partnership between pharma label specialist Schreiner MediPharm (Oberschleißheim, Germany) and the US company Kit Check, a provider of RFID tracking software and hardware, is intended to ensure this in the future.


Sun Chemical has issued a statement concerning the situation of the supply chains during the ongoing coronavirus crisis (photo: @geralt –

Sun Chemical issues updated supply chain statement

As the Coronavirus (also referred to as COVID-19) spreads, Sun Chemical (Parsippany, New Jersey) continues to monitor the changing economic landscape and the impact to its global supply chain. In response, the company has issued the following statement from Jeffrey Shaw, chief supply chain officer.


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