Schreiner MediPharm offers label with a self-lifting starter tab for small vials

German firm develops a new version for a leading producer of anaesthetics in China

The Pharma-Comb self-lifting label is easy to use on small vials

Schreiner MediPharm has developed a new version of the Pharma-Comb SL (Self-Lifting) label with a starter tab for a leading producer of anaesthetics in China.

The German labelling specialist says the label is easy to use on small vials allowing efficient and reliable marking of the medication while increasing patient safety.

Pharma-Comb labels are special labels with one or several detachable parts printed with the most important data. The small vial size posed a special challenge for the new version of the Pharma-Comb SL label since the label must contain all important product information, provide room for variable post-printing, and integrate a detachable part to mark the disposable syringe after drawing up the anaesthetic.

Schreiner Medipharm's solution is based on a three-layered film label. The outer layer offers ample space for important product information and post-printing with the batch number and expiration date. When opening the outer layer, which tightly wraps around the small vial, the detachable part underneath is exposed. Due to its special design, the starter tab of the detachable label part is self-lifting. As a result, the doctor or nurse can easily peel it off even with gloves on and mark the syringe after drawing up the medication from the vial. The detachable label contains information about the product name and active ingredients.

Additionally, it has two fields for entering the date and time of administration, and the dose and the initials of the doctor or nurse. Due to a special varnish coating of the detachable label it can be inscribed by hand with a variety of pens or pencils.

Ann Merchant, President of Schreiner MediPharm, summarises the label’s benefits: 'In daily hospital care settings, medication errors can have severe consequences for the patient. Therefore, clear and reliable marking of the administered medicine, especially in refilling processes, is extremely important. Labels with detachable parts can make an important contribution here, in order to reliably mark the disposable syringe after drawing up the required dose. Due to the self-lifting starter tab, this can be done in a very simple and convenient way.'

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