By David Vaczek, Senior Editor
Worldwide demand for pharmaceutical packaging is projected to increase 6.3% each year to reach US$62.3 billion in 2013, reports The Freedonia Group in a new study. The United States will remain the largest consumer of pharmaceutical packaging as its advanced drug-producing sector introduces new sophisticated therapies with specialized packaging needs, the report claims.
As cap advances promote consumer use, multilayer bottles target shelf life and safety.
Vials for Injectables
You’ve got lot after lot of drug product bottled and labeled and ready for case packing—and now you hear there’s been a labeling change. Do you scrap it all, or shuffle your staff to open each bottle to remove product?
A third option has emerged—employ a content-recovery machine. BellatRx Inc. (Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada) showed such a unit at Pack Expo Las Vegas—the Bottle Recoverx. The system automatically cuts off bottle ends to recover product with little human intervention.