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Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packing Sourcer


Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packing Sourcer (PMPS) is a specialist journal designed to provide worldwide coverage of a range of topics relating to the pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging sector.

Published quarterly, the journal functions as a platform of communication and information-sharing for executive and strategic decision-makers within the industry, identifying new trends and marketing opportunities as well as highlighting the latest innovations in this dynamic environment. PMPS is specifically designed to interest those in the pharmaceutical, biotech, nutritional and medical device industries who are actively seeking to source services for improved efficiency in what is an increasingly competitive market.

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Katharine Marsh

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Parenteral Technology Supplement
Event Preview

Eye of the Needle

The 2016 PDA Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices rolls into Huntington Beach, California, where speakers will address matters including materials, devices and safety, as well as how to successfully adhere to official regulatory bodies when products are launched.

Checkweighing Solutions

Better Safe than Sorry

Recent checkweighing developments are helping to satisfy demanding levels of manufacturing control in an increasingly competitive market, while also complying with weights and measures standards. Jana Meier at Mettler-Toledo emphasises the need to consistently deliver a perfect product.

Event Review

Flying the Flag for Pharma

Looking back at this year’s FlyPharma Conference – where many industry leaders converged to hear speakers discuss topical and pivotal issues surrounding the pharma and air cargo sectors – Editor of Airline Cargo Management, Helen Massy-Beresford, gives her assessment of the two-day event.

Edited by
Robert Harris
Chief Technical Officer at Juniper Pharma Services
Published quarterly in
February, May,
August and November


Industry Events

SMI - 9th Pre-Filled Syringes Europe Conference

18-19 January 2017, Copthorne Tara Hotel, Kensington, London UK

Building on the success of its sell-out global Pre-Filled-Syringes series of events and now leading the path in presenting the industry with all the necessary updates on injectable devices, SMi Group returns to Central London on 18th & 19th January 2017 to proudly host the 9th annual conference and exhibition: Pre-Filled Syringes Europe. Pre-Filled Syringes Europe 2017 will once again gather an audience of senior scientists, device manufacturers and PFS market professionals, providing a focal point to discuss the latest innovations and developments in pre-filled syringes; as well as hone in on industry challenges and regulatory compliance.
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News and Press Releases

Merck to Showcase Innovative Excipients and Emprove® Program at CPhI Worldwide

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White Papers

Points to Consider When Developing a TMF (Trial Master File) Strategy

Phlexglobal Ltd

Many organizations are currently outsourcing clinical trial activities to one or more contract research organizations (CROs). This strategy enables companies to leverage specialized expertise and take advantage of flexible resourcing throughout the conduct of a clinical trial. Outsourcing minimizes the costs of recruiting experts, building a team and maintaining an infrastructure. However, it can also add complexity as the organization looks to meets its compliance obligations regarding clinical trial documentation. The documentation referred to in Article 15(5) of Directive 2001/20/EC as the trial master file shall consist of essential documents, which enable both the conduct of a clinical trial and the quality of the data produced to be evaluated.1 This essential study specific documentation is also known as the TMF. As organizations try to minimize their reliance on paper files, the electronic TMF (eTMF) has emerged. A current industry initiative to standardize the organization of this content is known as the TMF Reference Model. This model is helping standardization efforts across paper and electronic systems. As companies implement outsourcing strategies, CROs and sponsor organizations look for a common foundation on which to build their TMF capabilities. The following paper outlines some of the challenges organizations face when outsourcing clinical trial activities to multiple contract research organizations and a strategy to facilitate partnering and management of trial information between sponsors and CROs.
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