We at Röchling Medical develop and produce pharmaceutical primary packaging solutions, components and delivery systems for a wide range of pharmaceutical applications (e.g. oral, nasal, parenteral, transdermal, ophthalmic, pulmonary) as well as application aids and system solutions for the simple and safe dosing and administration of drugs.
Demographic change and rising costs are presenting the healthcare sector with a challenge: It has to develop treatment concepts that are increasingly tailored to patients. We are getting older and older, and the growing “silver market” is increasing both the demand for and the demands placed on the patient-friendliness of pharmaceutical primary packaging. Innovative packaging solutions and drug delivery systems play an important role here.
In our view, pharmaceutical primary packaging is more than just a container – it is a strategic tool for successful treatment. We therefore constantly optimize our products to ensure that they can be used as easily and safely as possible by all age groups.
The use of technological components – including electronic ones – offers new opportunities for track & trace solutions designed to meet regulatory requirements, optimize the supply chain and protect against tampering.
For these applications, Röchling Medical has developed intelligent modules that are integrated into the primary packaging to help patients take their medication correctly, for example through speech recognition, or to link containers with their closures in a tamper-proof manner via RFID.
Even small changes can make a difference when it comes to improving patient safety and ease of use. For example, we have adapted our eye dropper bottles so that the tamper-evident ring is unable to slip down. This prevents contamination of the dropper tip as well as eye injuries and improves the dosing accuracy considerably.
The growing trend for self-administration, especially when it comes to chronic diseases, is reflected in the development of combination products where the drug formulation and packaging (or device) form a symbiotic relationship – like inhalers, for example.
The perfect integration of packaging and medication is crucial to optimally support patient compliance.
For example, Röchling Medical manufactures multi-layer drug containers (using the co-extrusion blow molding process) that are used in certain inhalers. A collapsing pouch in a rigid outer container ensures that the active ingredient is optimally protected against environmental influences right up to its correct administration. The container also minimizes the amount of residual medication that goes to waste.