Pharmapack Europe Announces 2017 Award Winners

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Companies were recognized for their innovative packaging technologies.

On Feb. 2, 2017 Pharmapack Europe announced the winners of the 2017 Pharmapack Awards. The winners were revealed during the Pharmapack Europe conference, which took place from Feb. 1–2, 2017 in Paris, France. Four innovations were selected in the exhibitor innovation category, and two winners received awards in the health product category.

The following companies won in the innovation category.

  • Pharma Compliance Pack from August Faller GmbH & Co. received the Best Exhibitor Innovation for Patient Compliance. The compliance pack guides the patient by incorporating perforated tabs that are removed before a tablet is taken. The blisters can only be withdrawn in portions, ensuring the patient takes their medication at the right time, in the correct order, and in the prescribed amount.

  • IntuityJect by EVEON was selected as the Best Exhibitor Innovation for Ease of Use and Patient Compliance. IntuityJect is a fully automated injector that adapts to vials. The platform provides automated preparation and administration, with a modular design to adapt to primary containers. It also works with viscous drugs and can monitor batch numbers, date, time, and volumes delivered.

  • Best Exhibitor Innovation for Patient Safety was given to the Multi-Color Corporation’s SMART Packaging Solution which includes interactive touchpoints for use throughout the drug supply chain. The solution offers security and logistics management for traceability and tamper evidence. The solution includes copy proof QR code, NFC/RFID technologies, proof of purchase, and an analytics dashboard.

  • Nemera’s Safelia awarded Best Exhibitor Innovation for Patient Centricity and Customization. Safelia is an autoinjector used for the delivery of 1-mL and 2.25-mL prefilled syringes. The autoinjector administers both high volumes and high viscosities through thinner needles. Safelia provides automatic needle insertion, injection, and needle retraction and can be customized to specific patient cohorts and formulations.

In the heath product category two products were recognized for their innovative technologies. Otezla (apremilast) Titrition Pack by Celgene was recognized in this category for its design that improves patient compliance to titration-dosing schedules. The Titrition contains three different strengths of Otezla pills (10mg, 20mg, 30mg) and promotes patient adherence and compliance to the dosing regimen.

The Compact Box, created through a partnership of Sanofi Pasteur and Campak, was also recognized in the health products category. This technology reduces packaging volume by 50% and eliminates the need for PVC blisters. The cold chain benefits of the Compact Box include a 30% improvement in distribution costs.

Source: Pharmapack Europe