Crunch Time: The Impact of Serialisation Requirements on Packaging Operations

Jul 27, 2017

The November deadline for including unique product identifiers on prescription drugs is putting a strain on multiple parts of the industry, much of which is ill-prepared to meet the target. Here, we look to the experience of a company that is ahead of the curve for lessons on how to manage and ease the transition to serialisation. A Q&A with Allison Gilpin, Business Unit Manager, Global Serialisation, and Ray Hook, Manager Global Serialisation Services, PCI Pharma Services. ...

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From Concept to Solution: Designing to Enhance the Multiple Roles of Pharma Packaging

Jul 27, 2017

When you walk into a store or pharmacy and see multiple similar products in the same competitive space, it is easy to understand the impact that packaging design and branding can make to consumer purchasing decisions. The initial interaction an end-user has with a product – from seeing an eye-catching design and taking it off the shelf to touching the product and reading the information – matters greatly in building a lasting connection. Alan Davies, Global Design Studio Manager for Essentra, brings together a feature on pharma packaging. ...

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Ensuring a Carefully Designed and Executed Product Packaging Interaction Study for Concise Cost-Effective Evidence in Support of New Drug Product Development

Apr 11, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Guidance for Industry document ‘Container Closure Systems for Packaging Human Drugs and Biologics’, addresses the review and evaluation of packaging requirements. According to this document, each new drug application (NDA) or abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) should contain sufficient information to demonstrate that a proposed container closure system and its components are suitable for its intended use. Last, but not least, Mike Ludlow, Technical Study Manager, CMC Analytical Services at LGC, focuses on product packaging and new drug development. ...

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The Advent of Patient-centricity: What Does it Actually Mean?

Apr 11, 2017

There is a lot of buzz in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry right now around the concept of ‘patientcentricity’. The term can mean many different things to a lot of different factions within the healthcare space. With high-profile headlines about drug pricing in the market, the industry is coming around to the enlightening thought that it ought to be more overtly focused on the patient. Justin Schroeder, Executive Director, Marketing, Business Development & Design at PCI Pharma Services explains this is now borne out in many facets of the business. ...

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Innovative Glass Production for Pharmaceutical Packaging

Apr 11, 2017

Why is glass still the first choice of primary packaging for most pharmaceuticals today and how much high-tech do you need to manufacture a glass container that has good filling properties and keeps the content safe? IPI Media Director, Anthony Stewart, visits Gerresheimer`s pharmaceutical glass facilities in Lohr and Wertheim, and learns the process of the company’s high-quality glass manufacturing. ...

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