Are Your Packages for Ready for the Changing Healthcare Supply Chain?
Healthcare product supply chains are changing. Some are getting longer, taking pharmaceuticals and medical devices further around the world to reach growing numbers of new patients in emerging markets. Others are getting shorter and more immediate, delivering products directly to patient homes or practitioners instead of the traditional destinations of hospitals or pharmacies.
Is packaging poised for change? That’s what ISTA wants to find out. The testing and package development standards body has launched its Advocate Research & Value Delivery Program for supporting ISTA research on the “evolving global environment of distribution” to ensure ISTA has “the long-term ability to develop knowledge that assists our members in their pursuit to improve the economic, social, and environmental impact of their packaging systems,” the group shares in its prospectus.
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