Packaging Definition | Pharmaceutical packaging is a pharmaceutical container closure system, or packaging system, which consists all of the packaging components that contain and protect a dosage form. A container closure system may be required to provide protection from mechanical stress, moisture, light, microbial contamination or gas. All components of a pharmaceutical packaging system are required to meet compendial and regulatory requirements.

Pharmaceutical serialisation is the legal requirement for an automated electronic solution to track and trace the passage of prescription drugs through the supply chain from manufacturing to dispensing. Companies are required to record, authenticate, maintain and share accurate records of all items prior to dispatching. The timings for implementation of a serialisation program and the information required is dependent on local national laws and standards.