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Everyone knows how easily children mistake medicine for sweets. That’s why, next to continuously reminding parents and caretakers to keep medication out of children’s sight and reach, pharmaceutical manufacturers rely on packaging designers to come up with pharmaceutical packaging that is childproof. Never ceasing to innovate, the industry has come up with a wide array […]
Will the pharmaceutical packaging market continue to thrive in the coming years? It sure looks like it, says MarketsandMarkets. With North America accounting for the largest piece of the pie, the pharmaceutical packaging market will be worth 50.55 billion USD by 2022. Overall, the market is forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate […]
While self-injection is an ongoing trend in the pharmaceutical industry – more than 3.5 prefilled auto-injectors are produced worldwide each year – a recent study by the University of Texas Medical Branch found that a whopping 84 percent of patients fail to properly self-inject. In a bid to boost patient compliance, more and more pharmaceutical […]
By 2060, the number of American consumers over 64 will have more than doubled: from 46 million to at least 98 million. Packaging designers will be challenged more than ever to supply their main target audience with pharmaceutical packaging formats that are not only hermetically sealed and tamper-proof, but also easy to open. Removing restrictive […]
In the world of pharmaceutical packaging constant innovation is key to ensure patient safety. Taking the right dose of the right medication at the right time isn’t always easy, but that’s where these innovative pharmaceutical packaging concepts come in.
Patient compliance, GMP compliance, anti-counterfeit measures, shelf-appeal, … Pharmaceutical packaging designers have plenty of boxes to tick before their design can hit the shelves, let alone sell, sell, sell! Still, every so often we come across a pharmaceutical packaging concept that stops us in our tracks. So, of course, we could not resist compiling a […]
The amount of counterfeit pharmaceutical packaging circulating the world is now bigger than ever, even creating what experts call a ‘parallel economy’ – with potentially deadly consequences. With counterfeit pharmaceutical packaging unlikely go away anytime soon, the pharmaceutical industry is increasingly turning to innovative covert and overt anti-counterfeit measures.
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.
The pharmaceutical packaging industry is thriving. From improved anti-counterfeiting and temperature-controlling technologies to ergonomic packaging and packaging that facilitates patient compliance, this article provides a closer look at the key safety trends shaping pharmaceutical packaging design today.
Designing packaging for pharmaceutical products is no easy feat. This article discusses key challenges pharmaceutical packaging designers are currently facing (next to GMP compliance).
When the EU Directive on Falsified Medicines came into force at the end of 2015, the EU gave pharmaceutical manufacturers three years to implement a new range of features to make their packaging GMP compliant. In the light of these increasingly stringent safety demands, we’ve put together a shortlist of three useful suggestions for pharmaceutical […]