Handle Challenges And Avoid Common Mistakes In Drug Product Packaging
By Ed Miseta, chief editor, Outsourced Pharma and Clinical Leader
Michael Rooney, Business Support Manager for Almac, has spent over 12 years working in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Almac, he spent time working as an associate scientist at ABC Laboratories and an analytical chemist at Nicobrand. In his current position, he assists clients with guidance and advice on packaging issues. I spoke with Rooney about the challenges companies in the pharmaceutical industry face with regard to packaging.
Outsourced Pharma: What are some of the most common packaging challenges?
Rooney: Some of the most common packaging challenges witnessed by Almac when working with client partners to launch their commercial product is the difficulty clients face in striking the right balance between the functions of packaging (protection, presentation, identification, and communication of information) with market, compliance, and sustainability concerns whilst meeting patient demands for user-friendly, age-specific dispensing solutions. The biggest challenge is addressing these requirements without unnecessarily increasing the complexity and cost of the pack presentation, while still providing a pack fit for purpose.