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Once medical staff have placed their order via mobile phone, Zipline employees package the medication and programme the drone’s flight route. Photo: Zipline International

Sending Packaged Medication by Drone


Sending pharmaceuticals by air freight– without a pilot and to the most remote areas: Zipline International uses drones to provide vital medicine to patients in Rwanda and Ghana.
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Track and Trace Regulations Mean New Technologies for Pharmaceutical Packaging


Since February 2019, prescription medication has to be equipped with an individual identifying feature, a serial number as well as tamper-proof seals for trade throughout the EU. Goods that are still on the market may still be sold.
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A hard Brexit would require new registration numbers for pharmaceutical packaging for the movement of goods between the EU and Great Britain.

Brexit: How will it affect pharmaceutical packaging?


Six more months, until 31 October 2019 to be exact, remain for the Brits and the EU member states to agree on the conditions for Brexit. This means the hard exit variant with no deal has been postponed, but is not yet off the table. But what happens if it does come to that? Among other consequences, this would affect the pharmaceutical industry and the associated packaging and process industry.
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Stylishly packaged snacks and biscuits with an extra portion of THC. Photo: Auntie Dolores

Intoxicating packaging for cannabis products


More and more countries are following the example of the Netherlands, the greater part of the USA and most recently Canada in legalising cannabis products – or at least tolerating them. They’re aimed at a very diverse target group – and the packaging is correspondingly diverse.
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Artificial Intelligence: New opportunities for the packaging industry. Photo: #220811776 | Author: fotomek/fotolia.com

Pharmaceutical Trend in 2019: New Impulses through Artificial Intelligence


Artificial Intelligence systems are still in their early stages but one thing is for sure: they will grow out of these stages over the next years – also in the pharmaceutical industry. The momentum they generate for companies in the packaging sector is anything but negligible
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With Braille six dots can be turned into 64 different characters. Photo: PharmaBraille

Braille on packaging


Six dots that have changed the world. For persons with visual impairments Braille is an indispensable aid for everyday life. It provides orientation and access to knowledge that others absorb with their eyes. Braille symbols are also important pointers on packaging – such as on pharmaceutical product packaging.
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Pharmaceutical packaging - smart, intelligent, talking. Photo Rondo Packaging

Packaging as a health monitor


The ongoing process of digitalisation does not stop short of the drug packaging market. There are more and more interactive packaging solutions developed for increased patient comfort – going far beyond anti-counterfeiting and traceability.
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Holographic effects can increase the tamper-proofing of drug packaging. Photo: Schur Flexibles Group

Safe and simple at the same time


The demands made of pharmaceutical packaging are high. The packaging industry has to take numerous parameters into consideration in terms of both safety and user-friendly handling.
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Better prepared


The pharmaceutical industry is facing major challenges in implementing the Falsified Medicines Directive. It will have to find solutions very soon if it wants to prevent the recent problem in the United States where the authorities had to postpone the launch of a similar regulation by one year because the industry was not sufficiently well prepared.
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Photo: Pöppelman Famac

Creating a finished product – layer by layer


From vision to mission: 3D printing has revolutionary potential – not just in the world of packaging.
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