HCPC Europe Columbus Award for
Patient-friendly Packaging Design 2017

Each year HCPC Europe organises the Columbus Packaging award for Patient-friendly Packaging Design. Innovative packaging solutions help patients to take their medication as prescribed. Carefully designed packaging can make a significant contribution to patient compliance with respect to: e.g. ease of identification; clarity of instructions; visible evidence of medication taken.

The winners of the Columbus Award 2017 will be announced during the award ceremony on 16 November 2017 in Kloster Eberbach (Eltville, Germany). We’ve received entries in the category of Commercially Available Products and in the concept category. All finalists have the opportunity to present their packs at the award ceremony which starts at 6:30 PM and finishes with a joint dinner. If you want to attend the Award Ceremony, please send an e-mail to g.standhardt@nvc.nl.

Finalists Columbus Award 2017

As a result of this year’s judging session on we can now announce the finalists of the Columbus Award 2017. The entries were judged in two categories: ‘Commercially available products’ and ‘Concepts for new packs’.

Finalists Commercially available products
Two of the entries that were sent in in the category ‘Commercially available products’ were selected as finalists. These are:

Abbott Healthcare® Limited – Metered Liquid Dosing Solution for Phensedyl BR

Merck & Co., Inc. – Zepatier™ EU pack

Finalists Concepts for new packs
Three of the entries that were sent in in the category ‘Concepts for new packs’ were selected as finalists. These are:

Amcor Flexibles – SafeMix Blister System

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH – Tamper evident folding box with easy open mechanism

Medicodose Systems – Medcompiler®

Columbus Award 2017

On 16 November 2017 the award ceremony for the Columbus Award 2017 will take place. With this award HCPC Europe awards excellent patient-friendly packaging design that improves patient adherence.

Join the Award Ceremony for the Columbus Award 2017

It is possible to join the Award Ceremony for the Columbus Award 2017. The ceremony starts at 6:30 PM on 16 November 2017 and takes place at Kloster Eberbach in Eltville, Germany. Dinner is included in the award ceremony. You can also stay for the night at Hotel Kloster Eberbach (limited spaces available) and join our Discussion event on removing the barriers to Patient Friendly Packaging on the morning of 17 November. If you would like to participate, please send an e-mail to our Executive Director Ger Standhardt.