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Repackaging pharmaceuticals in blister packs


Around the world, the number of elderly people is increasing. This is accompanied by an increase in the demand for pharmaceutical packaging that is geared towards senior citizens. In blister packaging centres, pharmaceuticals are repackaged in blister packaging that is user-friendly and tailored to the patient’s needs, thus preventing dosage errors.
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Bottle of cannabis oil

Packing UV-sensitive products under LED lights


Especially where sensitive medication is concerned, packaging for UV-sensitive products is in high demand. UV-free LED lights can help package medication securely, whilst at the same time preventing interruptions that occur when converting to other product lines. And when it comes to food and beverages, integrated UV absorbers can protect sensitive products.
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Number of the Month: Pharmaceuticals 2020


The rise in the number of older patients, increasing urbanisation and a growing middle class. Participating companies are called upon to react to the changing patient needs related to convenience whilst at the same time offering safe packaging and process technologies as well as safe bottling and packaging solutions.
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Scanning device for pharmaceutical packaging

Pharmaceutical packaging for senior citizens


The 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.
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Once medical staff have placed their order via mobile phone, Zipline employees package the medication and programme the drone’s flight route. Photo: Zipline International

Sending Packaged Medication by Drone


Sending 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.
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Track and Trace Regulations Mean New Technologies for Pharmaceutical Packaging


Since 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.
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A hard Brexit would require new registration numbers for pharmaceutical packaging for the movement of goods between the EU and Great Britain.

Brexit: How will it affect pharmaceutical packaging?


Six 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.
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Artificial Intelligence: New opportunities for the packaging industry. Photo: #220811776 | Author: fotomek/fotolia.com

Pharmaceutical Trend in 2019: New Impulses through Artificial Intelligence


Artificial 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
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Stylishly packaged snacks and biscuits with an extra portion of THC. Photo: Auntie Dolores

Intoxicating packaging for cannabis products


More 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.
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With Braille six dots can be turned into 64 different characters. Photo: PharmaBraille

Braille on packaging


Six 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.
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