Pharmapack Awards Pharmapack Names Best Innovations in 2017

Editor: Alexander Stark

Pharmapack Europe named Vial injector, pharma compliance pack, smart packaging and autoinjector for prefilled syringes named best innovations in 2017. Four innovations were selected in the Exhibitor Innovation category, and two winners received awards in the Health Product category.

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The Pharma Compliance Pack by August Faller GmbH & Co. received the Best Exhibitor Innovation for “Patient Compliance”.
The Pharma Compliance Pack by August Faller GmbH & Co. received the Best Exhibitor Innovation for “Patient Compliance”.
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Paris/France — In the Exhibitor Innovation category, the winners were: August Faller, Eveon, Multi-Color Corporation and Nemera. In the Health Product category two winners received recognition, Celgene’s Otezla (apremilast) Titrition Pack for their contribution to “patient compliance”, and Sanofi Pasteur & Campak for “Eco-Design” with the Compact Box.

Anne Schumacher, Brand Director at Pharmapack Europe, commented: “The entire event is dedicated to innovation, from the products on the show floor through to the content sessions, but the awards provide international recognition and are very much the crowning glory of Pharmapack Europe each year.”

The Pharma Compliance Pack by August Faller received the Best Exhibitor Innovation for “Patient Compliance”. This innovation — which also features authenticity protection — guides the patient easily through the medication by incorporating perforated tabs, that are removed before a tablet is taken, meaning blisters can only be withdrawn in “portions”. As a result, the patient takes their medication at the right time, in the correct order, and in the prescribed amount – promoting much improved treatment adherence.

IntuityJect by Eveon was selected as the Best Exhibitor Innovation for “Ease of use & Patient compliance”. This is the only fully automated injector that adapts to vials. The all-in-one 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 – transmitting this information to patient or healthcare professional.

Best Exhibitor Innovation for “Patient Safety” went to the Multi-Color Corporation’s Smart Packaging Solution. This solution transforms standard packaging into interactive touchpoints for use throughout the drug supply chain by enabling communication with various users, whilst also offering security and logistics management for traceability and tamper evidence. The product includes copy proof QR code, NFC/RFID technologies, proof of purchase and an analytics dashboard.

Finally, Nemera’s Safelia was bestowed the award for Best Exhibitor Innovation for “Patient Centricity & Customization”. An autoinjector used for the delivery of 1 ml and 2.25 ml prefilled syringes; it is able to administer both high volumes and high viscosities through thinner needles. Providing automatic needle insertion, injection and needle retraction, this autoinjector can be customized to specific patient cohorts and formulations — including viscous, fragile, non-Newtonian behaviour.