Packaging Scotland


“Innovative” packaging helps tackle inhaler challenges

A new inhaler packaging has scooped a top design award.

Precipice Design was honoured in the medicine/pharmaceutics category at the 2018 iF Design Awards for its packaging design for Mundipharma’s k-haler device. The design is intended to help patients use their inhalers more effectively.

Precipice worked with Mundipharma International and its associated companies to develop packaging that would help address some of the challenges faced by patients using an inhaler.

The product is described as having a simple breath-triggered mechanism designed to help patients with respiratory conditions manage their condition effectively.

Precipice highlighted research that indicates that errors in inhaler technique are “frequent”, with more than 30% of patients failing to use the devices correctly.

Miles Hawley, chief design officer of Precipice Design said, “It’s fantastic that k-haler’s innovative packaging has been recognised by the iF Design Awards judging panel. We worked closely with Mundipharma to deliver a packaging solution that makes it easier for patients to use their inhaler correctly.

“The k-haler illustrates the power of innovative design to transform outcomes for both companies and users.”

Jonathan Marshall, Mundipharma senior commercial lead added, “We’re delighted that the k-haler device has been recognised for its innovative packaging, which is testament to the research and development that went into its design. These simple and effective patient education materials are designed with the aim to help patients use their device correctly, and therefore potentially improve their long-term outcomes.”

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