Healthcare Packaging

Healthcare Packaging News and Top Issues

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Tamper-resistant IV bags needed, new Pregis film extrusion facility, Eakin Surgical scales up contract packaging, redundant carton for allergy relief, more.

Packaging departments of medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers need to keep up with regulatory updates, sustainability solutions, new technologies, and major issues impacting their packaging decisions. On a regular basis, Packaging Digest finds and reposts related healthcare packaging news, videos, and opinions found on social media, with the most recent “find” at the top.

Come back often to quickly scroll through our steady stream of curated news and developments to see what you’ve missed.

Below you’ll find Steris building a new packaging facility, growth of sachets in pharma market, and a need for tamper-resistant packaging seals on IV bags.

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Compromised IV bags raise concerns over lack of tamper-evident features.


Steris builds new facility in Germany.


South Carolina to house Pregis’ new film extrusion facility.


Surgical instrument maker expands contract manufacturing capabilities.


Sachet packaging to surpass $612.1 million by 2027.


Allergy medication needs relief from excess packaging.


AAMI sterilization standards.


Ethicon is first to use Eastman Renew for sterile-barrier packaging.


Packaging for orthodontics.


Pharma packaging forecast to 2030.


Packaging engineers can learn from cardiovascular simulation center.


Bayer’s sustainability challenge, Aptar expands human factors, and more.


Wasteful pharma packaging designs.


An OR’s guide to sterile packaging.


Sterile medical packaging research. 


Growth of flexile packaging market.


QTS receives MedAccred global first accreditation in sterile packaging.


Status of the pharmaceutical packaging industry.


JohnsByrne backs sustainability with Heidelberg press installation.


Packaging validation best practices.


Two Nelipak facilities receive International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus certification.


Groundbreaking mathematical equation could transform plastic packaging production.


Meet the new COVID booster vial, same as the old COVID booster vial.


Inside drug-delivery devices, revised NDC format, and more.


Pharmacy robot packs medications.


Family thermoforming business turns 60.


11 benefits of palletizing robots.


Report on pharmaceutical packaging market.


Top medical packaging trends.


Upcoming MD&M Minneapolis show.


Q&A with Eagle Medical on packaging and sterilization.


New IoPP course for young packaging professionals.


Global growth of pharma packaging by 2028.


Caps and closures forecast.


Vista Color’s new building and machinery for flexible packaging.


PETG rigid packaging report.


Pressure-sensitive adhesives market.


Trends in oral drug packaging.


West Pharma invests in Dublin-based vaccine and biologics startup.


Pharma packaging market to reach $107.7 billion.


Gerresheimer ups US glass vial production.


Mycelium mushrooming in packaging.


Streamlining stability testing.


Medical implant sterile packaging forecast.


Unit-dose packaging trends.


Storytelling packaging app.

The reality of life without plastics.

Pharma machinery and equipment procurement report.

Growth of anticounterfeit pharma packaging market.

Smart, sustainable package designs.

Robust growth in medical packaging.

“Sterile” PCR test swabs, anyone?

Global sterilization medical packaging market.

Growth of PET in medical packaging.

Pregis builds blown film extrusion plant in South Carolina.

Medical marijuana contributes to packaging waste.

COVID-19 reinvigorates plastics industry.

Pharmaceutical packaging market to surpass $155.3 billion by 2028.

Webinar on digital packaging of medical devices.

Growth opportunity for 3D-printed medical device packaging.

Medical packaging market to reach $63.1 billion.

Discussion of ASTM-F88 medical device pouch testing method.

Desiccant market report.

Forecasts for anti-counterfeiting pharmaceutical packaging.

Nanotechnologies in pharmaceutical packaging.

Similar bottles may foster medicine mix-ups.

Webinar on distribution simulation package testing.

Biological risks from primary packaging materials for CE marking of combination products.

Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee (MDPTC) wants your input.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposal broadens range of available nonprescription drugs.

Redesigned medical package meets DuPont and B. Braun Medical’s sustainability goals.

Metagenics Co. shrinks packaging for digestive enzymes.

Key players named in medical packaging films report.

Healthcare packaging market expected to grow by $10.23 billion.

Sterile medical packaging market expected to reach $15.9 billion by 2031.

Up to one quarter of total primary pharma packaging is sustainable.

Research puts pharmaceutical packaging market at $148․4 billion by 2031.

Entod International looks at benefits and costs of QR codes on pharmaceutical packages.

Schreiner MediPharm offers eco-friendly needle protection.

Connect in Pharma awards celebrate sustainable pharmaceutical packaging.

New automated feeding system gently handles syringes and inspects UDI codes for tracking.


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