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Top Healthcare Packaging Concerns for 2022

Gallery-Top Healthcare Packaging Concerns for 2022

Sustainability efforts, a new sterilization center, flexible labeling automation, and the future of serialization are among the most intriguing reads thus far in 2022.

At the year’s halfway point, we check in to see what topics you’ve found interesting so far. Based on page views, this year’s list of most-read articles covers a range of topics near and dear to the pharmaceutical and medical packaging community. Among them: a love-hate relationship with plastics.

Without a doubt, plastics are an essential packaging component for lifesaving drugs and devices, but they are also polluting our oceans and — according to article #11 — our blood. EMD Serano’s elimination of plastic trays (article #12) and CooperVision’s Plastic neutrality initiative (article #5) are indicative of the positive changes industry is making to reduce plastic waste.

Another trending topic on this year’s list is Artificial Intelligence (AI) — a clear indication that quality control and production efficiency are ongoing priorities for packagers. Stories about difficult-to-inspect syringes, defects in solid dose pills, and the analysis of at-home test kits validate the benefits of AI technology.

This year’s Packaging Digest list is book-ended by COVID-19 packaging articles: A nurse’s take on sterile packaging during the pandemic and the best COVID-19 test kit designs.

Start the slideshow to see, in reverse order, the lucky 13 that captured readers’ attention in the first half of 2022.

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