Head & DGM, Packaging Development-F&D
Mankind Research Centre
Packaging is an important component in the development of various drug formulations in pharmaceutical industry. Packaging of pharmaceutical dosage forms has a close relationship between a pharmaceutical preparation and its package which is a major concern to the drug stability and safety. The selection of Packaging material is made on the basis of its efficacy and performance characteristics in preserving the quality, potency and safety of the pharmaceutical products. The stability testing of pharmaceutical products and compatibility testing of packaging materials is an integral part of R&D in pharmaceutical industry. The stability of a drug in solid and liquid dosage forms depends on the efficacy of the packaging materials to protect the drug from chemical degradation and changes in physical characteristics such as appearance, hardness, friability, dissolution, disintegration, weight variation, moisture contents and mechanical durability.