GlaxoSmithKline to host 2018 AIPIA Congress Challenge


British pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline will host The Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association’s (AIPIA) 2018 Congress Challenge on 19-20 November in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

As one of the world’s leading drug makers, GSK produces and distributes a wide portfolio of trusted brands in Nutrition and Pain relief, Respiratory and Oral and Skin health categories.

Moreover, GSK Pharmaceuticals business delivers medicines that are helpful for the treatment of a wide range of the world’s most common chronic and acute diseases.

At the event, GSK will challenge the Active & Intelligent Packaging (A&IP) companies to demonstrate how innovative technologies can provide paths to improved consumer interaction and engagement at retail shelf and through e-commerce stores. The company will also ask how A&IP can add compliance, value, personalization, interactive packaging platforms with artificial intelligence, with localized alerts on allergen and pain triggers for example, while retaining a context of a sustainable environment.

GSK Respiratory R&D Packaging Director Sriman Banerjee commented that he is “excited to take this innovative stride in the journey to benefit our consumers with modern day connected packaging solutions to do more, feel better and live longer.”

“This is a landmark Challenge for the Congress to take it purely into healthcare for the first time. It shows clearly that major innovators such as GSK are ready to embrace A&IP and engage with its developers in a highly dynamic way on a number of levels. The 2018 congress is set to be another groundbreaking event,” added by Executive director of AIPIA, Eef de Ferrante.

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