Trends in pharmaceutical packaging include increasing number of biological drugs requiring specific primary packaging, increasing use of plastics, and emergence of novel packages and devices like pre-filled syringes and autoinjectors. Labware such as microfluidics devices are gaining importance in diagnostics and research. These advances set new requirements for the performance of the packaging and device materials.
Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology allows fabrication of ultra-thin, highly uniform, and conformal material layers of exact thickness to atomic level and chemical composition on a variety of substrates, including temperature-sensitive materials. The technology was originally brought into large scale use by the semiconductor industry but has after that been applied to a variety of applications, including the latest innovations in the medical and pharmaceutical technology. For primary packaging material of pharmaceuticals and labware, ALD provides a barrier against leachables, gas and liquid transfer, and allows creation of functional surfaces – without adding extra thickness. The coatings have been tested and proven to be non-toxic and biocompatible.
Join our webinar to learn how ALD can improve properties of packaging materials and labware!