Pharmapack Europe 2024 delivered innovation, sustainability ideas, and design inspiration.

Pascale Gauthier, Pharmacist PhD

March 11, 2024

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 Pharmapack 2024 packaging innovation mix

Pharmapack Europe 2024 delivered two days full of discoveries, including a large diversity of new products in booths, an Innovation Gallery, start-ups and presentations, as well as a Learning Lab, completed with a full program of conferences and round-table discussions.

This major fair in pharmaceutical packaging world took place over two days in Paris on January 24 and 25. More than 5,000 attendees and 363 exhibiting companies came from more than 70 countries.

A focus at Pharmapack Europe was on sustainability. For example, reusable bottles were proposed for attendees at different points. Additionally, there was a specific program devoted to well-being.

Three main sessions have been focused on devices and packaging that take in account patients and their treatment’s observance.

An overview of systems from new blisters to next wearable generation were the topic of different talks and a panel discussion introduced a reflection on senses introduction on pharma packaging. For sure, numerous new ideas will follow.

Other sessions were focused on large-volume delivery, start-up innovation, contract packaging, and sport and pharma. Well-being was not forgotten either, with in a specific session on the second day two, just what to do to keep the rhythm.

The Innovation Gallery proposed lots of new offers. Most of these innovations have been proposed on Pharmapack Awards and judges for this year have emphasized sustainability with a prize for pulp-injection auto injector and a high recommendation for Greenis Dispenser on the exhibitor section.

For Health product category, recyclable sticks have been awarded for eco-design and gentle mist technology wins the Patient Centric Award; a High Recommendation goes to Kim-Loc needleless Medical vial — definitely a focus and prize for design!

The new Start-up category was awarded to CapaValve, a clever system allowing to compartimentalization of a standard syringe into a dual-chamber device, a great design for a new use of an existing product.

Once again, Pharmapack remains the must-attend event for the pharmaceutical industry that mixes design, sustainability, and innovation for the benefit of all the users.

About the Author(s)

Pascale Gauthier

Pharmacist PhD, Auvergne University

Dr. Pascale Gauthier is a pharmacist (D.Pharm) with background research from Auvergne University — Masters in Biopharmaceutical, a specific Master (DEA) in Pharmacokinetics, and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Technology. She is in charge of courses in Auvergne University and is involved with several patents, international publications, and conferences. Her research is focused on modified release forms, pharmaceutical design and categories of users, and digital in the area of health, as well as innovative packaging and formulations in cosmetics. Reach her at [email protected].

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