The Key to Successful Design: Understanding the Patient’s Needs

Jul 22, 2016

The key to delivering medicine to patients effectively is quite simple; effective design starts with the need to truly understand the patient’s needs. This declaration may seem provocative and overly simplistic. Of course we need to understand the patient’s needs. In the real world, packaging is often complicated, particularly packaging for medicinal products. There are complex and often conflicting factors such as shelf life and barrier property concerns, child-resistance requirements, the need to protect product in the distribution environment, factors for logistical cycle times, complexity from regulatory and labelling requirements, and most certainly cost pressures. Paul Smallman and Victor Gherden ...

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Serialisation – The Bigger Picture

Jul 22, 2016

Preparing for all Requirements with a Scalable Machine and Software Concep Whether potency pills or even life-saving pharmaceuticals such as heparin – the trade in counterfeit medicine is still booming. Accordingly, drug producers and contract packers are shifting their focus to serialisation of pharmaceutical packaging. Time is pressing, as numerous laws and guidelines have already or will come into force all over the world in the coming years. Companies concerned are facing the challenge of finding and implementing appropriate technologies, and connecting them with their manufacturing and packaging processes. A scalable machine and software concept undoubtedly is the safest option. ...

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