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When launching your product in a new market, you need a contract packaging partner that can:

  • Support you and deliver compliant solutions for serialization regulations  
  • Offer the capabilities, capacity and agility to meet to your needs 
  • Design compliant, high quality and end-user friendly packaging 
  • Deliver efficient supply chain and logistics services and create additional value 
  • Scale with your product growth

Sharp delivers a comprehensive range of pharmaceutical contract packaging and supply chain services to support your drug product launch in the United States and Europe.

With over 65 years in the commercial packaging business, Sharp has the experience and expertise to help you prepare for a successful market launch in both the United States and Europe. We are dedicated to offering the highest quality design solutions, packaging production services and specialty distribution support, while delivering an impeccable client experience.

Packaging Capabilities

  • Auto-Injectors and Pens

    • Assembly, labeling and secondary packaging
    • Small and large molecule drug product
    • Semi or fully-automatic assembly lines
    • Dedicated lines for specific devices
    • Dedicated device labeling
    • Integrated and independent cartoning
    • Cartoning of single and multipacks
    • Experience running customer-owned assembly equipment
    • Cold-chain storage (2-8°C)
    • Serialization of products with aggregation at 3 levels: carton/kit, shipper and pallet

  • Pre-filled Syringes

    • Assembly, labeling and secondary packaging
    • Small and large molecule drug product
    • Manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic assembly lines
    • Automated insertion of plunger and back-stop attachment
    • Labeling with in-line laser coding and vision control
    • Independent or integrated cartoning
    • Cold-chain storage (2-8°C)
    • Capabilities for highly-potent APIs (HPAPI) including cytoyoxics and hormones
    • Serialization of products with aggregation at 3 levels: carton/kit, shipper and pallet

  • Vials

    • Labeling and secondary packaging
    • Small and large molecule drug product
    • Lyophilized and liquid product 2 mL – 200 mL vial size
    • Shrink sleeving
    • Tray and carton packaging
    • Cartoning of single and multipacks
    • In-line cartoning of labeled vials
    • Secondary packaging into thermo-form trays
    • Cold-chain storage (2-8°C)
    • Capabilities for highly – potent APIs (HPAPI) including cytotoxics and hormones
    • Serialization of products with aggregation at 3 levels: carton/kit, shipper and pallet

  • Blisters

    • Primary and secondary packaging of solid dose drug product (tablet, capsule, caplet, liquid softgel and gel capsule)
    • Thermo-form and cold-form blisters
    • Polymer laminates (Aclar, PVC/PVDC, etc.)
    • Wallet cards
    • Patient packs
    • Hospital unit dose packs
    • Child-resistant lidding
    • Multiple products per blister
    • Serialization at 5 levels: blister cavity, blister, carton, shipper and pallet

  • Bottles

    • Primary and secondary packaging of solid dose drug product (tablet, capsule, caplet, liquid softgel and gel capsule)
    • Labeling
    • Tamper-evident banding
    • Child-resistant caps
    • Induction sealing
    • Desiccant and cotton coil insertion
    • Booklet labels
    • Serialization at 4 levels: bottle, carton, shipper and pallet

  • Pouches and Sachets

    • Primary and secondary packaging of powders, solid dose, sublingual strips, and transdermal delivery systems
    • Labeling
    • In-line printing of drug information, bar codes, lot number, expiration date, serialization
    • Specialty dosing capabilities for oral thin film products
    • Blister flow-wrapping
    • Child-resistant features
    • Peelable openings
    • Serialization at 4 levels: pouch, carton, shipper and pallet

  • Kitting Services

    • Kit design solutions
    • Packing of multiple components into one self-contained package
    • Labeling, tray packaging, boxing
    • Drug product presentations including auto-injectors and pens, pre-filled syringes, vials, blisters, bottles, pouches and sachets

Packaging Design

Our team of designers at the Sharp Global Design Center work with you to create highly functional and aesthetically appealing packaging. 

With our extensive knowledge of global regulatory and compliance requirements, we lead the market in structural and graphic packaging design.

We offer a comprehensive range of services to ensure your product’s packaging is patient/end-user friendly and differentiates itself in the market.

Project Management

Our highly experienced project management teams have overseen many successful product launches in collaboration with our clients, in both the United States and Europe.  We offer a tailored and flexible service that manages your specific commercialization needs and ensures the timely launch of your drug product.

Our packaging experts can offer specialized professional advice from the package design and engineering stage, through to production and specialty distribution, managing all aspects of your project including supply chain, risk assessment and problem resolution.

From on-boarding through to on-going account management, at Sharp you’ll get support you need from experts in materials, equipment, validation and continuous improvement, who will take ownership of your product right throughout its lifecycle.

Supply Chain Innovation

Sharp has been a leader in serialization solutions since 2007.  We have delivered an accelerated, scalable path to serialization, proven in multiple countries around the world, with 80+ pharma company programs delivered internationally.

Leveraging combined technical resources within Sharp and that of our technology partners, we can create additional value though:

  • Interactive supply chain planning 
  • Operational data exchange and enhanced customer services 
  • Layered security offerings in addition to track and trace 
  • Patient compliance and adherence programs 
  • Cold chain excursion tracking and monitoring services

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