17/01/2020The world’s population is growing older – the UN predicts that by 2050, an estimated 426 million people will be over 80, around three times as many as in 2019. With an increase in age, the demand for pharmaceuticals and innovative packaging solutions for an older population also increases, including personalisation, smart technologies and e-commerce.
12/06/2019Sending pharmaceuticals by air freight– without a pilot and to the most remote areas: Zipline International uses drones to provide vital medicine to patients in Rwanda and Ghana.
14/05/2019Since February 2019, prescription medication has to be equipped with an individual identifying feature, a serial number as well as tamper-proof seals for trade throughout the EU. Goods that are still on the market may still be sold.
25/04/2019Six more months, until 31 October 2019 to be exact, remain for the Brits and the EU member states to agree on the conditions for Brexit. This means the hard exit variant with no deal has been postponed, but is not yet off the table. But what happens if it does come to that? Among other consequences, this would affect the pharmaceutical industry and the associated packaging and process industry.
23/07/2018More and more countries are following the example of the Netherlands, the greater part of the USA and most recently Canada in legalising cannabis products – or at least tolerating them. They’re aimed at a very diverse target group – and the packaging is correspondingly diverse.
23/07/2018Artificial Intelligence systems are still in their early stages but one thing is for sure: they will grow out of these stages over the next years – also in the pharmaceutical industry. The momentum they generate for companies in the packaging sector is anything but negligible
03/07/2018Six dots that have changed the world. For persons with visual impairments Braille is an indispensable aid for everyday life. It provides orientation and access to knowledge that others absorb with their eyes. Braille symbols are also important pointers on packaging – such as on pharmaceutical product packaging.
26/03/2018The ongoing process of digitalisation does not stop short of the drug packaging market. There are more and more interactive packaging solutions developed for increased patient comfort – going far beyond anti-counterfeiting and traceability.
21/02/2018The demands made of pharmaceutical packaging are high. The packaging industry has to take numerous parameters into consideration in terms of both safety and user-friendly handling.
16/10/2017The pharmaceutical industry is facing major challenges in implementing the Falsified Medicines Directive. It will have to find solutions very soon if it wants to prevent the recent problem in the United States where the authorities had to postpone the launch of a similar regulation by one year because the industry was not sufficiently well prepared.