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Daphne Allen, PMP News Editor Honored by AIM


SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AIM has recognized several professionals during its Awards Gala at its annual Summit on September 10, 2012 in Chicago. Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News Editor Daphne Allen was among the winners, having been recognized by AIM with the 2012 Bert Moore Excellence in Journalism Award. AIM represents providers and users of Automatic Identification and Mobility hardware, software, and solutions.



AIM also recognized other winners that night, including the following professionals:

  • Percival Award – George Wright, Sr., president, PIPS
  • Dilling Award – Arvin Danielson, CTO, Intermec Technologies
  • Williams Award – Kevin Berisso, PhD, professor, Ohio University
  • Gilligan Award – Stu Crouse, retired, Tobyhana Army Depot

The journalism award was originally established in 2006 by AIM's Educational and Public Policy committee as the Excellence in Journalism Award to recognize a journalist or a media representative in the automatic identification industry whose work exemplifies the qualities of honest, educational, and unbiased reporting of the automatic identification and mobility industry. The award was renamed in 2012 to honor the late Bert Moore, AIM's director of communications and media relations, who was a past recipient of the honor. Moore most recently served as editor of RFID Connections and AIM Connections and had been named a member of the AIDC 100, which recognizes individuals who made significant contributions to the AIDC industry. He formerly was chairman of the AIM International technical committee, secretary for the ANSI MH10.8 shipping container standards group and executive director of the Federation for Automatic Coding Technologies (FACT).

"I am honored to accept this award from AIM and to receive the very same recognition Bert himself received for his valuable contributions to the AIDC industry," says Allen. 

"Given FDA's proposed Unique Device Identification rule and the upcoming deadlines for California's electronic pedigree law, the automatic identification industry is an exciting field to cover," she adds. "I expect significant changes in how pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and other healthcare products are identified, traced, and tracked throughout the supply chain. Healthcare supply-chain efficiencies as well as product and patient safety stand to benefit."

In 2012, Allen moderated a June Webcast featuring AIM North America's committee on Unique Device Identification (UDI) and joined the committee before the audience at the AIM Summit in September. During these events the subcommittee discussed the proposed UDI rule. Allen has also written numerous articles on AIDC technology and related regulations and standards. She has covered healthcare product manufacturing and packaging issues for more than 18 years and has served as editor of Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News since 1998.

"I am grateful that AIM has recognized our editor, Daphne Allen with the 2012 Bert Moore Excellence in Journalism Award," states Steve Everly, Brand Director, Packaging for UBM Canon. "Daphne's dedication to the packaging industry and her talent are key to the success of our packaging brands, namely pharmaceutical and medical packaging."

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About Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News
Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News (PMP News) is a comprehensive resource for medical and pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals who need focused, reliable, and timely information to make intelligent packaging decisions. PMP News reaches 77,000 packaging professionals in the healthcare product packaging market via print, online, digital editions, enewsletters, webcasts, whitepapers, and UBM Canon packaging trade shows. For more information, go to

About AIM
Since 1972, AIM has actively led the way in industry standards, education, and outreach. AIM is the international trade association representing automatic identification and mobility technology solution providers. Through the years, industry leaders continue to work within AIM to promote the adoption of emerging technologies. AIM actively supports the development of AIM standards through its own Technical Symbology Committee (TSC), Global Standards Advisory Groups, and RFID Experts Group (REG), as well as through participation at the industry, national (ANSI) and international (ISO) levels. AIM is the leading authority on: Bar code, Radio frequency identification (RFID), and Enterprise mobile computing. AIM members are also leading solutions providers of: Voice systems, Magnetic stripe, Mobile computing, OCR, and Contact memory. AIM delivers accurate and unbiased information on AIM technologies, standards, and applications. Through support of the Education and Public Policy Committee (EPP), AIM is able to provide an unbiased technology perspective to legislators, media and consumers. More info, visit:

About UBM Canon
UBM Canon, the leading B2B media company dedicated exclusively to the global $3.0 trillion advanced manufacturing sector, helps support the flow of information, commerce and innovation in such sophisticated segments as medical devices and pharmaceutical development. UBM Canon also addresses cutting-edge developments in broader areas of advanced engineering design and manufacturing, and manufacturing processes and packaging. UBM Canon is part of UBM plc (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

About UBM plc
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to


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