Blister machine technology in use for better compliance

Oliver Naucke of Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH explains the concept of – “7×4 Box – My week´s medicine”. To ensure consistent compliance, especially in the case of chronically ill and older people, 7×4 Pharma GmbH commenced a pilot project with the compulsory health insurance AOK Berlin in 2009 to supply patients with individually-packed blisters with their weekly medication.

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Emulsions – established and promising drug carriers for parenteral administration

Anton Gerdenitsch of Fresenius Kabi evaluates the proposition that, when emulsions are carefully designed with respect to the target and route of administration, they may provide one solution to some of the delivery problems posed by new classes of active molecules, such as peptides, proteins, genes, and oligonucleotides. They may also extend the therapeutic potential of established drugs.

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