Clinical packaging and labelling follow stringently controlled procedures and high-standard quality control measures to assure the safety and functionality of investigational medicinal products, during their storage, distribution, and use. Unlike commercial pharmaceutical packaging, the primary consideration in clinical trial packaging services is protecting the product quality and reliability for research.

Pharmaceutical companies demand reliable packaging solutions from clinical trial packaging providers that deliver products for various types of clinical trials such as randomisation and blinding studies and adapt to the specific needs of each trial.

Finding the best clinical trial packaging services providers in contract manufacturing

Pharmaceutical Technology has listed some of the leading clinical trial packaging companies, based on its intel, insights, and decades-long experience in the sector.

The list includes clinical trial packaging services providers with expertise in primary packaging, and secondary packaging and providers of innovative and cost-effective clinical trial packaging solutions. Furthermore, the list includes labelling, storage, and logistics service providers.

The information contained within the download document is useful for clinical trial coordinators and managers, senior procurement executives, clinical packaging development specialists, product development managers, and any other individual associated with clinical trial packaging design and services.

The download contains detailed information on clinical trial packaging companies in contract manufacturing and their product and service lines, alongside contact details to aid your purchasing or hiring decision.

Related Buyer’s Guides which cover an extensive range of pharmaceutical service providers, equipment manufacturers and technology, can also be found here.

Clinical trial packaging and labelling solutions

Pharmaceutical companies require different clinical trial packaging and labelling solutions including, but not limited to:

  • Primary packaging, including blistering, bottling, pouching and over-encapsulation
  • Secondary packaging, including blister packaging, labelling, kit assembly and card-sealing
  • Automated pre-filled syringe assembly and labelling
  • Multi-panel and multi-language clinical labelling, and
  • Serialisation

Key considerations for selecting clinical trial packaging

Contract manufacturing organisations handle various types of clinical trial materials, including biologic drugs. The packaging material used, the kit design and protection during transportation are important aspects that need to be considered while selecting a clinical trial packaging services provider.

Innovative pharmaceutical packaging solutions such as blow-fill-seal vials, pre-filled vial and syringe designs, snap-off ampoules, and child-resistant packs are being increasingly used in clinical trial applications.

Furthermore, the trend of decentralised clinical trials is driving the demand for patient-centric kits that can be easily used by patients at their homes.