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MeadWestvaco MWV - Healthcare Packaging and Dispensing Solutions

About MeadWestvaco MWV

MWV is a global leader in healthcare packaging and packaging solutions.

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ABOUT MeadWestvaco MWV

SECTOR: Products

SUB SECTOR: Innovations     

SPECIALITY: Pharmaceutical

MWV is a global leader in healthcare packaging and packaging solutions.

MWV Healthcare is a trusted partner of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, retailers, pharmacies, and contract packagers. We are a comprehensive healthcare packaging service provider dedicated to reducing medication error and preventable harm by providing full life cycle packaging support from clinical trials through commercialisation and brand maturity. For over a decade, we have been global leaders in adherence packaging solutions, serving our clienteles’ over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceutical, clinical trial and physician sample needs.

Healthcare adherence packaging solutions for clinical, Rx and OTC

Industry experience combined with market insights, innovation and state of the art production and support capability enable us to deliver solutions that meet the needs of pharmacists, brand managers, healthcare providers, and most importantly, patients. At MWV Healthcare, we make brand impressions, not just containers. Our deep customer insight provides understanding of the role packaging has in the consumer brand relationship. The power of MWV Healthcare solutions is in translating your brand’s positioning, messaging and creative to enable an emotional and real connection with every patient, every day.

Pharmaceutical dispensing solutions

As the global leader in packaging innovation, MWV provides our partners in drug delivery state-of-the-art dispensing systems and sprayers that meet our customer and patient needs. We continue to drive innovation of nasal, oral, topical and optic drug delivery systems for the entire pharmaceutical industry through research and development, project management, design optimisation and high-speed component assembly.

And our tailored, award-winning packages improve adherence, maintain senior-friendly access and earn the highest child resistance ratings. MWV is also committed to providing our customers with packages that provide security features and anti-counterfeiting technologies that preserve product integrity. Our global manufacturing facilities are PS9000, Six Sigma ISO 9001:2000 and cGMP registered. And our facilities undergo more than 50 audits a year from multiple global healthcare and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturers.

About MWV: MWV is a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions. We provide innovative products and valuable services to consumer products companies in the beauty and personal care, healthcare, food, beverage, food service, tobacco, home and garden, and commercial printing industries – solutions that help them take their products to market and shape their brands in the consumer marketplace.

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Now with a new and improved design, this flagship adherence package is designed to prompt and educate patients to take medication correctly and on time for both clinical trials and commercial applications. The printable inner card is ideal for illustrating titration, making it easier for patients to comply with a complex regimen.

Dosepak Express®

Also with a new and improved design, Dosepak Express offers both the space to communicate important branding and patient education information on the pack outer, and a simple blister card inner for production efficiencies.


Injectapak is a durable consumer-friendly adherence package that can accommodate either syringes or vials in a protective, unit-of-use package.

Mark II™

Fine Mist Sprayer, the Mark II was the first pump ever qualified as a very fine mist (VFM) by independent laboratories. Mark II offers a wide variety of adapters for oral, topical and nasal delivery systems.


Med-Easy is an adherence package that fits as easily into lifestyles as it does pockets and supply chains. A great fit for OTC manufacturers looking to differentiate their brands in a way that is simple and flexible to fulfill.


The MK™ sprayer offers a wide variety of adapters for oral, topical and nasal delivery systems. The MK™ can be customized to provide liquid dispensing solutions that suit specific manufacturers' OTC and Rx needs. It is offered in a range of output volumes. MK has excellent priming capabilities for a range of products delivering a preciuse dose and fine atomization throughout the device's use.


Our latest innovation in pharmaceutical spray pumps, the Preservative Free Pump Nasal (PFP N) is a nasal delivery device suitable for all sensitive, non-preserved prescription drug formulations. PFP N is a safe and highly effective device for without preservative products, with a design that ensures full protection of the pharmaceutical formulation. The mechanical tip-seal prevents clogging and can be adjusted to optimize the spray characteristics.


Shellpak® is the #1 F=1 child resistant award-winning adherence package. Shellpak consists of a blister card with a printed calendar inside of a protective outer shell. Shellpak gives consumers confidence that they can adhere to medication routines and that their pills will be protected.


Surepak® is an ideal adherence package for standardization and automation of clinical studies accommodating a range of blister sizes inside a protective container.

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Shellpak® Dimensions

Introducing the Shellpak unit dose pack – MWV's award-winning, first-of-its-kind compliance package. Pushing design well beyond the ordinary amber vial, MWV developed the innovative Shellpak solution to deliver the benefits of pass-through packaging.

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Clinical Packaging Solutions that Improve Clinical Trials

MWV understands the importance of drug adherence to ensuring accurate clinical trial data and successful approvals. Our clinical packaging solutions are developed to meet specific trial needs and tight timelines, with a patient-focused approach to ensuring proper adherence to trial dosing. Please download this free white paper to find out more.

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Adherent Packaging

Finding ways to reduce healthcare costs has never been more important; Ted Lithgow, President of MWV Healthcare puts the case for adherence-enhancing pharmaceutical packaging.

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Preservative-Free Applications

MeadWestvaco Corp. has announced results from an online survey of 100 pharmacists in the UK regarding their preference for dispensing preservative-free nasal medications. The survey showed that 67% of UK pharmacists have a preference for dispensing a preservative-free drug. This percentage increased significantly to 84% after the benefits of preservative-free drugs were reviewed with these pharmacists.

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Optimizing Brand Value with Innovative Packaging Solutions

MWV’s Healthcare business helps patients achieve better health by improving the way they take their medicine. We are an experienced team of experts in the design and development of health care packaging solutions, and we draw upon qualitative and quantitative proprietary research to understand the various behavioral and attitudinal components of packaging.

MWV Produces First-of-its-Kind Shellpak, the Award-Winning Adherence Packaging Innovation

More than a decade ago, MWV embarked on a mission to develop a packaging solution that would address a pervasive problem facing prescription drug patients worldwide: poor medication adherence – not following medication regimens as directed. According to the New England Healthcare Institute, patients who do not follow their medication regimens cost the US healthcare system an estimated $290 billion a year, or 13% of total healthcare expenditures.

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MeadWestvaco MWV - Healthcare Packaging and Dispensing Solutions

Healthcare Packaging and Dispensing Solutions