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Lucy Chard
16 Feb 2023

Pharmapack Europe 2023 Award Winners – Körber for the Sustainability Initiative Award

We interview the winners of the Pharmapack Europe Awards 2023, which were held at Pharmapack in Paris. The winners, chosen by a jury, each developed an innovative solution in the categories of Drug Delivery Innovation, Packaging Innovation, Sustainability Initiative, Eco-Design, and Patient-Centric Design. 

The winner of this year's Exhibitor Award for the Sustainability Initiative is Körber (Hamburg, Germany), for their product, the completely recyclable COVID-19 rapid test kit. 

In this interview we spoke with Tom Egli, Packaging Materials Marketing Manager of Körber, who was a part of the team that developed the Sustainable Covid Rapid Tester. 

The team recognised that as populations had to adapt to a post-COVID world, regular testing was most likely going to be a apart of this for the foreseeable future. The current lateral flow test kits on the market were made out of plastic, with several single-use plastic components, making them very unsustainable and having a negative impact on the environment. They sought a way to remedy this problem and developed their testing kits, made completely from recyclable materials. 

Watch this video interview with Tom, explaining the development of the rapid tester, and Körber's vision for a more sustainable pharmaceutical industry, by clicking the link below. 

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Lucy Chard
Digital Editor - Pharma

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