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New trends in pharmaceutical packaging

26/07/2016

The falsified Medicines Directive requires all packaging in the pharmaceutical sector in the EU to bear an individual serial number by 2019. This obliges packaging service providers for the pharmaceutical sector to implement measures for the serialisation of medicine packaging within 3 years
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Convenient removal of product leaflet from separate compartment. © Gerresheimer AG

Will electronic displays take the place of paper labels in future?

30/05/2016

Interactive displays instead of printed instructions for use on paper: this packaging solution might turn into reality very soon. More and more drug and food companies are relying on this innovative technology hoped to both support patients and prevent counterfeiting.
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Temperature monitoring for goods liable to cooling. © UPS

It’s a patient, not a product - Drugs liable to cooling are subject to special provisions

06/05/2016

"It’s a patient, not a product" says the sign on the wall of UPS Healthcare’s packaging hall. And this is precisely the point for highly sensitive drugs. From production to arrival at their destination some goods travel for weeks, especially in international shipping. An uninterrupted cool chain is ensured by appropriate packaging.
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Now also available in colour: the safe 'FlexiCap' for bottles. © Schreiner MediPharm

Innovative pharmaceutical packaging: beautiful, safe and sustainable

25/04/2016

Once a year employees of the Internet platform Healthcare Packaging recognise outstanding pharmaceutical packaging designs. For 2016 the results are in – and below we introduce you to seven of the 20 particularly user-friendly, sustainable, innovative or original winners.
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© PHAGRO | Bundesverband des pharmazeutischen Großhandels e.V.

Narrow temperature limits for the transport of medicinal products

16/02/2016

Since 2013 the so-called GDP Guideline have been in force in the EU they govern the transport conditions for chilled medicinal products, to name but one product. Special insulated cool packs are designed to make sure that drugs reach patients at the right temperature.
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© Dusan Kostic / fotolia.com

Keeping cool with wool

05/02/2016

The new LifeGuardian box is 100 per cent wool-based and designed for transporting and storing temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products at 2-8°C for up to 150 hours without loss of efficacy.
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©Takeda Pharma Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG

Firmly glued - for safer drug packaging

29/01/2016

To the tune of 10% of all medicinal products available on the market today are counterfeits, says the World Health Organization (WHO), and can cause serious health consequences in patients. The Anti-Counterfeiting Directive 2011/62/EU is hoped to make drug packaging in the EU safer.
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© Saueressig

Talking pill boxes

07/12/2015

The future of the pharmaceutical industry is set to embrace communicative packaging with NFC technology as well as organic and printed electronic applications. Drugs manufacturers around the globe are keen to implement new types of boxes, tins and blister packages which are apparently both user-friendly and forge-proof.
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At PurePharma, the employees do not go to the cafeteria for lunch. They go for their workout.

Pure conviction.

01/10/2015

When the pharmaceutical market does not offer it, then you just have to go and make it yourself. Just like the start-up PurePharma.
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New Production Methods for Pill Blister Packs

30/09/2015

Europe-wide testing standards have been in place for sterile medicines since 2006. The packaging systems for medical goods currently in use are largely made up of two components: a foil coating as well as outer packaging. Innovative manufacturing processes now make production possible in one sole stage. Moreover, the market is now seeing further blister innovations.
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