Pharma’s Role in The Global Environmental Sustainability Movement

Environmental sustainability is a broad, expansive concept that can apply to everything from agriculture and manufacturing to building design. But how is it defined? The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines sustainability based on an overarching principle: “Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural [...]

2021-02-09T06:42:19-05:00October 5th, 2020|OnDrugDelivery, Packaging, sustainability|

5 Ways Medical Packaging Can Improve Patient Onboarding

The pharmaceutical industry is rapidly changing with the growing popularity of biologics and biosimilars. In fact, more than 60 percent of patent filings are made on behalf of the industry’s top-ten biologics companies.1  Due to the effectiveness of biologics and biosimilars in treating and managing chronic conditions, biopharmaceuticals are seeing an annual growth rate [...]

2017-12-11T14:13:50-05:00July 6th, 2017|Packaging, training|

Can Packaging Help Patients Learn?

JOE REYNOLDS DESCRIBES HOW DEVICE TRAINER PACKAGING CAN ASSIST IN PATIENT ONBOARDING AND ADHERENCE As research manager in Noble’s design and engineering department, Reynolds helps drug and medical device manufacturers develop training aids that can help patients learn how to self-administer therapies. Some of these aids can be incorporated into packaging, and they could [...]

2017-12-11T16:55:12-05:00June 1st, 2016|Adherence, Packaging, Packaging Digest, Patient Onboarding|

Noble Company Profile

Noble®, the leader in onboarding and device training, is a full-service, patient-centred product development and manufacturing company. Noble works closely with the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to develop educational and training solutions designed to provide positive patient onboarding experiences, reduce errors and improve patient outcomes. Cross-disciplinary designers and engineers provide fully customised [...]

Where Package Meets Person: 3 Ways to Improve the Relationship

Demographic, lifestyle and healthcare trends are driving demand for better human-package interaction. When consumers encounter a package in what Procter & Gamble calls the second moment of truth, the point of use, a special relationship emerges. In that moment, product success aligns with how well the consumer interacts with the package. Here are three [...]

Considering Human Factors And Training In Medical Device Design

The patient has become the end user when it comes to many types of medical technology, and that trend is likely to continue with the rise of mobile health (mHealth), remote patient monitoring, and other healthcare industry drivers. As a result, the human factor is becoming increasingly important in the design of next-generation medical [...]

Building in Education – Multisensory Training for Patients

As FDA works to ensure medical device safety and effectiveness, the agency is urging manufacturers to utilize human factors engineering during product design. After all, FDA’s Quality System Regulation on Design Controls “implies” the need for human factors, pointed out Molly Follette Story of FDA’s CDRH/ODE in a June 2012 Webinar with RAPS. And [...]

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