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To help ensure patient compliance as well as product quality, more and more is expected of pharma packaging designers. Are you not quite sure whether your designs hit the mark technology-wise? This article highlights three smart packaging technologies your competitors are either using as we speak or are bound to implement in the near future.
With February right around the corner, pharma companies and their packaging designers are scrambling to meet the Falsified Medicines Directive. As of February 9, 2019, each prescription drug packaging circulating in the EU must feature a 2D data matrix code enabling wholesalers and pharmacists to track it across the entire value chain. The packages must […]
Trying before buying is all well and good if consumers actually purchase the product, but in many cases products that have been opened in-store only end up sitting on the shelves until they expire – would you buy something that’s evidently been opened by some stranger? Enter the tamper-evident packaging trend, which not just prevents […]
Amid increasingly stringent security regulations and an alarmingly high number of fake products on the market, anti-counterfeiting technologies are the latest trend to take the packaging industry by storm. According to Smithers Pira, the anti-counterfeit packaging market is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.3 percent, reaching 3.6 billion USD by 2022.
Pharma packaging design is due for a makeover, thanks to a new EU regulation that will come into effect in February 2019. The Falsified Medicines Directive will cost the pharmaceutical industry more than 5 billion euros; a major investment for which patients can’t be charged. Reportedly 82 percent of manufacturers are taking the necessary measures […]
The pharma industry’s fight against counterfeit drugs is long from over. International investigations reveal alarming figures: at least 10 percent of all drugs sold worldwide are counterfeited, costing pharmaceutical manufacturers over 10 billion euros annually – not to mention the dangers patients are being exposed to every day. Called upon to help identify and prevent […]
More than 3,400,000,000 people worldwide own a smartphone. By 2021, that figure is expected to double. It is no wonder, then, that there is a revolution going on in the world of interactive packaging, with more and more brands and packaging designers establishing a connection between packaging and the consumer and the consumer via the […]
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.
Designing labels has never been an easy feat, but these days it’s particularly difficult as labels are often too small to contain every bit of information the consumer needs – or wants – to know. Another challenge label designers are facing today is counterfeiting, which means labels need to include both covert security measures (hidden […]
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.