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.
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 way drugs are administered also plays an important role in paediatrics: It is often difficult to orally administer the correct amount of medicine to children accurately and safely. That is why multiparticulate drugs have been developed. These small multi-layered spheres, about the size of a salt crystal, are coated with a layer that neutralizes their taste. With Sympfiny®, Röchling has developed a system for the administration of these drugs. It consists of a storage container and a custom-designed oral syringe to withdraw and administer the medication.
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.
For reasons of cost efficiency and process optimization, more and more customers prefer standard packaging systems. Our standard range of platform solutions includes packaging and systems that can be adapted to different requirements (size, type of medication, etc.) – for example, our flexibly configurable, childproof yet senior-friendly closures.