26/04/2017Product safety is a major priority, particularly for medication and food. Innovative technologies are available which show and document the origin and originality of goods on a smartphone or similar device.
04/04/2017Increasing mechanisation and altered customer expectations are forcing folding box manufacturers to re-think their processes: what for years used to be manufactured by high-quality offset printing presses is now, slowly but surely, also being replaced by digital printing in pharmaceutical applications.
10/03/2017Push it – shake it – feel it. This bottle with the “quick cap” has it all: lots of brain, beauty, sportiness and sunshine.
13/02/2017Patient protection ranks first in drug administration. But rising numbers of counterfeited drugs negatively impact the work of physicians, pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacists. Innovative packaging developments designed for immediate detection of illegal products are hoped to stop this illegal trade.
25/01/2017Changes in demographics are also boosting the importance of the pharmaceutical industry. The packaging industry, too, needs to adjust itself to the growing needs of patients and to strict new legal requirements. The current expectations of industry experts for 2017 have now been documented in an up-to-date study.
17/01/2017Country-specific comparative studies, as-is states and outlooks for the future market situation due to counterfeited pharmaceuticals make it clear what the packaging industry will be faced with. The USA and Canada are considered especially effective in combating illegal drugs.
18/11/2016The International Patient Safety Day has already drawn public attention to the increasing demand for safe packaging solutions. Confusion of drugs, handling problems or counterfeits are just some of the challenges facing the packaging industry over the coming years.
26/07/2016The 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
30/05/2016Interactive 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.
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.