Pharmaceutical Packaging Handbook

1st Edition

Edward Bauer

CRC Press
Published March 24, 2009
Reference - 608 Pages
ISBN 9781587161513 - CAT# TX516


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Pharmaceutical Packaging Handbook provides a complete overview of the role that packaging plays in the development and delivery of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Supplying a thorough examination of the industry in size and scope, the book covers drug dosage forms, vaccines, biologically produced products, and medical foods.


  • Discusses how packaging is designed and integrated into the product development cycle
  • Provides an overview of the regulatory environment procedures
  • Describes the materials used to package pharmaceuticals, including glass, metal, plastics, flexible films, rubber, and elastomers
  • Examines new hybrids used for packaging
  • Explores the processing techniques used with the materials to produce pharmaceutical containers
  • Discusses some of the strengths and weaknesses of the processes used for container fabrication
  • Explains retort, aseptic, gas, and radiation sterilization of product
  • Reviews labeling and design for pharmaceuticals, including how labels are produced, materials used, and production techniques

Complete and straightforward, the book lists information in an easy to follow fashion, making it a complete standalone reference for anyone working in the pharmaceutical industry.

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