Over the past few years, the pharmaceutical industry is growing a tremendous pace. Considering patient’s health and safety, the drug products are expected to be free from microbial contamination and should be safe for use throughout the drug’s life cycle. Therefore, several quality checks are performed to ensure product’s sterility and stability. One of the stages that require quality assurance is pharmaceutical secondary packaging of the drug product, as compromised packaging could have serious consequences. The defects in the packaging of container closure system could adversely affect the sterility and stability of the drug through contamination via reactive gases, humidity and microbial ingress. So as to ensure the safety of drug and prevent any chance of risk, container closure integrity testing is performed on container closure systems. It also ensures that the quality of drug product is maintained from the point of manufacturing to its use. It has several advantages as defect of micron could be detected using integrity testing and chances of product recalls are highly reduced.
Owing to the advantages of container closure integrity testing, the companies are inculcating these services in their manufacturing process. Despite several advantages, spatial limitation, lack of focused expertise and huge capital investment in installation of equipment turned out to be a few bottle necks for the manufacturing and packaging companies. Therefore, several companies are seeking the assistance from container closure integrity testing service providers. This has created lucrative opportunities for stakeholders to emerge in the field of container closure integrity testing and for existing service providers to expand their offerings.
Evolving Landscape of Closure Integrity Testing Services
Presently, more than 40 companies are offering closure integrity testing services to the packaging industry around the globe. Over 60% of the service providers are headquartered in North America. Of these, majority of these are small sized companies.
Expansion of Closure Integrity Testing Network
Over 40 facilities have been established by container closure integrity testing service providers in different parts of the world. Of these, more than 72% of the service providers have their facilities in North America. Within North America, around 90% facilities are located in US.
Marathon To Attain the Competitive Edge
Service providers are expanding their capabilities and further installing advanced equipment to strengthen their respective offering to enhance their visibility and capture a competitive edge in the market.
Progressing Demand for Closure Integrity Testing Services
The increased demand for injectables and syringes amidst pandemic has led to rise in the closure integrity testing services. Further, the regulatory stringencies and increased safety concerns for the patients has insisted packaging companies to inspect and evaluate the container closure systems before dispatching their product to the market. This has further boosted the demand for closure integrity testing services.
Closure Integrity Testing Services Market is Anticipated to Grow at Over 8% CAGR
Driven by the increasing demand of container closure systems, the container closure integrity services market is projected to grow at a steady pace in the foreseen future. In addition, Vials is anticipated to capture the maximum share in the market. It is worth mentioning that Asia-Pacific presently has the maximum share in the growth of container closure integrity testing market.
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