In the pharma industry, the environment's safety has become as important as patient safety. 2020 has witnessed increased demand for sustainable packaging.
Fremont, CA: So far, 2020 has been a disruptive year for the pharmaceutical industry. It has faced many challenges, including delivering new product types, drug supply, and meeting market demands, to name a few. These challenges have helped the pharma industry evolve with time, ensuring patient protections and reaping benefits.
Let us look at some pharma packaging trends in 2020:
Child-Resistant Packaging Design
The CRP market's growth increased as many brands look to deliver the safest and most commercially feasible option.
Ziplock packaging is a single-entry design that needs mature dexterity in order to slide a zipper open to access the materials inside the package. Many designs even considered adding a flap that covers the zipper when the bag is closed, masking the entry point as an additional security layer. Packaging manufacturers also label child-resistant packaging clearly for consumers.
Surveys suggest that more than 80 percent of people are willing to wear wearable technology. It has been a major focus in 2020 as people are looking for ways to reduce the budget and burden on healthcare gadgets. The development of wearable tech would make it possible to get treatment outside of hospitals and into people's homes. "Wearable injections" have already become popular, allowing people more active involvement in their healthcare.
The next generation of pre-filled syringes would give patients stress-free and safe drug delivery without the requirement for clinical monitoring. This, in turn, decreases the number of expensive intravenous (IV) infusions and increases adherence, facilitating larger dose delivery as well as minimizing the risk of degradation.
Wearable devices are also changing the way clinical trials are managed. It works as a personal assistant to the user, monitoring their health status, and alerting them about abnormal conditions.
Ensuring the Environment's Safety
In the pharma industry, the environment's safety has become as important as patient safety. 2020 has witnessed increased demand for sustainable packaging. Packaging is the key area to reduce waste. Hence, the rising pressure on pharma has compelled it to change practices in order to reduce waste generation and stop global warming.