September 9, 2016
If you’re a packaging designer, we needn’t tell you that pharmaceutical packaging design is a complex and challenging matter. Pharmaceutical packaging must be GMP certified, hermetically sealed and child-resistant, and it has to facilitate patient compliance. There are, however, plenty of best practices to get your design right from the get-go.
1. Test your design for sturdinessCreating a sturdy packaging design requires taking into account a number of requirements. Always make sure your packaging is able to protect its contents against breaking and keep them from leaking.
2. Make sure the packaging can be hermetically sealedIn the case of pharmaceutical packaging, sturdiness also implies hermetic sealing. Verify whether your packaging design provides a seal against:
- Carbon dioxide
- Atmospheric contaminants (including bacteria)