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 is protecting the product quality and reliability for research.

The increasing investment in pharmaceutical research and development, and the growing adoption of contract manufacturing and marketing practices are driving the demand for clinical trial contract packaging solutions.

Finding the best clinical trial packaging services providers

Pharmaceutical companies demand integral packaging solutions that take into consideration the planning for each phase and are adapted to the specific needs of each clinical trial.

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 packaging service contractors with expertise in material science, industrial design and information technology and providing innovative and cost-effective clinical trial packaging solutions. Furthermore, the list includes clinical supply packaging, as well as labelling, storage, and logistics service providers for drug trial projects.

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

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

Clinical trial packaging and labelling solutions

Pharmaceutical companies require different clinical trial packaging and labelling solutions including:

  • 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

Trends in clinical packaging

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.

While plastics continue to be the most used material in clinical trial packaging, increasing regulatory guidelines to promote sustainable packaging is driving the industry to gradually implement non-plastic alternatives.