Injectables drug delivery packaging trends
There are trends in the injectable packaging field which not only potentially impact how the drug or medicine is administered, but also the choice of label. One of these trends is the shift from traditional vial and syringe administration to user-friendly drug delivery systems such as pre-filled syringes and injection pens. One of the driving factors for this is the need to make the administration process as easy as possible for patients by enabling more convenient self-administration at home. Another trend that is impacting the field of injectable packaging is fast-growing biologic medication, which typically requires cold chain storage. Biologic medication is increasingly being utilized for chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer´s and cancer. Vaccines also frequently require cold chain storage as low as -80°C. The label material should perform with the specific packaging type and in the conditions it is exposed to during its lifecycle. It is therefore more important than ever for label materials to meet the challenge that new disruptive technologies bring to packaging requirements.