DropAid eye opener simplifies use of eye droppers

December 7, 2015

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DropAid eye opener simplifies use of eye droppers

Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News staff

People who use eye drops know how difficult they are to put in safely without assistance. Sometimes small-sized eye drop bottles can also be difficult to open. Gerresheimer’s packaging experts have developed a daily application aid called DropAid to eliminate this problem. It helps dropper bottle users to open the bottle and, when placed on the bottle neck, it makes it easy and simple to  positioning the dropper correctly above the eye. 

“We put ourselves in the shoes of the person who has to use the eye drops and considered how we could make it easier to use,” said Niels Düring, Global Senior Vice President Plastic Packaging at Gerresheimer. “That’s how we came up with this small, but extremely useful DropAid that we’d like to recommend to all our customers who manufacture eye drops. It will also help them to ensure better compliance in the medications.”

DropAid is easy to use for senior patients and children. It has a circular aperture that fits perfectly onto the eye drop bottle top and helps to open it with very little effort or pressure. If DropAid is placed vertically on the bottle neck with the crescent part clipped onto the open bottle, it can be rested firmly on the side of the eye so that the correct number of drops can be given.

DropAid fits “System A Dropper Bottles” for ophthalmic applications; Gerresheimer’s products for ophthalmic and nasal applications include LDPE, HDPE, PP and other materials for bottles and droppers and CLC bottles. For ophthalmic use, Gerresheimer also produces lens cases, bottles for nasal sprays with nebulizer or pump systems. Further materials, sizes and designs are also available, and the range includes child-safe and senior-friendly closures. 

About Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer is a global partner to the pharma and healthcare industries. The company’s special glass and plastic products contribute to health and well-being. Gerresheimer is a global organization with 11,000 employees and manufacturing operations in the local markets, close to customers. It has over 40 production facilities in Europe, North and South America and Asia generating revenue in excess of EUR 1.3 billion. The comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging products as well as convenient and safe drug delivery systems such as insulin pens, inhalers, pre-fillable syringes, vials, ampoules, bottles and containers for liquid and solid pharmaceuticals with closure and safety systems, plus cosmetic packaging products.


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