A NEW ERA ON PACKAGING OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT
Kar Ayan Kumar* and Kar Banhishikha
Packing consists of enclosing an individual item, or several items, in a container, usually for shipment or delivery.
This operation is mostly done by hand and machine. Pharmaceutical packaging means the combination of
components necessary to contain, preserve, protect & deliver a safe, efficacious drug product, such that at any time
point before expiration date of the drug product, a safe & efficacious dosage form is available. Packaging is
responsible for providing life-saving drugs, medical devices, medical treatments, and new products to deliver every
type of product to the people the world over. So the important role of pharmaceutical packaging is to transform the
formulation into an attractive and marketable product. It is transparent to the end user when done well and is open
to criticism from all quarters when done poorly. So many issues regarding the pharmaceutical product like stability,
sale, patient compliance etc are related with the packaging which is indicating a key for sale, safety and success.
Advancement in research of pharmaceuticals development had always being dependent on the packaging
technology. Maintaining integrity of pharmaceuticals during storage, shipment, and delivery is assured by quality
of packaging available. In this regards, the present article reviewing on the various advancements in the packaging
techniques and selection of packaging material, machinery & predicting the packaging outcomes in future.
Keywords: Pharmaceutical packaging, Materials, Machinery, Current trends.
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