More with less, an established statement for PharmaWorld


Pharmacist PhD, Charge of courses, Lecturer, France


Pharmapack, one of the major fairs for Pharmaceutical packaging was held at the beginning of February 2020 in Paris. Packaging (fully established as a true partner of users and drug forms) shows multiple innovations that promote ‘the more’ (with design, digital) without forgetting ‘the less’ (idea of eco-sustainability), an overview of systems and Awards is proposed.

Pharmapack is now fully established as the European hub for the pharma packaging and drug delivery device industry. The event proposed by Informa Markets unites over 5,500 visitors, 400+ exhibitors and 445 delegates in Paris-Porte de Versailles for two days of innovation, networking and learning.  Let’s have a short overview of the 2020 edition that took place in last 5-6 February (1).


At first, looking to the global pharmaceutical market in 2020 (LEEM figures 2019) the general market of packaging shown a good health with a global amount set to reach $US 998 bn in 2020 (with an AAGR of 5%) (2). That global market favors flexible and plastic materials, and carton remains the main actor for secondary pack (3). As a drug form remains a specific product (a substance prepared and used to treat a disease) presenting a formal definition (Public Health Code/idea of human administration/medical diagnosis/restore/correct/change functions), it follows specific rules depending on countries and whether it is a prescribed drug or an Over The Counter (OTC) product. The drug form universe offers a large diversity on route of administ ...