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Autumn 2008
At the cutting edge of the latest industry developments, Samedan is adept at keeping the information you need at your fingertips. PMPS provides a unique platform of communication for the market across Europe, North America and the rest of the developed world. To find out what's hot in the world of pharmaceuticals, take a look below at the range of articles featured in this issue of PMPS.
   
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Manufacturing
Brian Dougherty of SCM Pharma Ltd suggests that it is time to seek out new ways to capitalise on innovation in the clinical manufacturing sector  
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Felix Nink at Bosch argues that automation and modular design are radically changing how pharmaceutical processing looks at containment  
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Benoоt Verjans of Aseptic Tech introduces closed vial technology: a new methodology for aseptic filling of injectable drugs  
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Kevin Menard at PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences cites hyphenated techniques as the next generation in laboratory advancements for the pharmaceutical industry  
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Getting a potential new drug or product from the research and development stage into use has to be the key commercial consideration for pharmaceutical companies. Mark Perry from Siemens Automation and Drives explains how embracing manufacturing execution systems (MES) can have a real impact in an industry when every day counts towards financial success  
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Drug Delivery 
Dr Renaud Janssen at Helvoet Pharma examines the use of silicon in the manufacture of pre-filled syringes, and details its importance in the production of a safe, high-quality product  
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François Dessus and Flore Demay at Stelmi discuss how to ensure the highest degree of assurance in the production of rubber stoppers sterilised by gamma irradiation  
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Cedric Marmonier at Rovipharm traces the development of liquid drug administration from the spoon to the syringe, and examines possible future development  
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Paul Kippax of Malvern Instruments and David Morton of Monash University assess the benefits of using dry powder inhalers in order to optimise the delivery of a wide range of medicinal drugs  
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Ed Wynn at ANSYS analyses the impact of computational fluid dynamics on pulmonary drug delivery  
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Formulations, Ingredients and Excipients
Kevin Maynard at Imprint Pharmaceuticals and Victor Breedveld from the Georgia Institute of Technology discuss particle tracking microrheology  
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Partnerships between pharma and excipient manufacturers can extend drug patents through novel functionalities and formulations; Hans Huttinga at Sheffield Pharma Ingredients investigates  
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IT and Logistics
Leigh Jordan at Cognex UK Ltd identifies machine vision and coding as essential ingredients of an efficient traceability strategy  
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Chris Stumpf and Phil Kilby at Waters discuss lean process improvements for the GMP laboratory  
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PACKING, PACKAGING & ANTI-COUNTERFEITING
Benjamin Kepp of Bischof + Klein GmbH discusses how flexible packaging can solve contamination problems across the whole drug development process  
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John Gill at the Royal National Institute for the Blind discusses what can be done by pharmaceutical packagers to help blind and partially sighted people  
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Gerhard Breu at Körber Medipak explains how the bar in patient compliance can be raised through box wallet packaging  
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With pharmaceutical labelling becoming increasingly regulated, manufacturers and packaging companies are looking for a simple and cost-effective solution. Mark Beauchamp at Citizen Systems Europe explains that the latest generation of label printing technology can meet both requirements  
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Paul Stiff at Farnham Castle International Briefing Centre examines the inherent difficulties in recognising international commercial needs in packaging and manufacturing  
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COOL CHAIN
Geraint Thomas at Laminar Medica explains how the latest temperature-controlled packaging technology is helping pharmaceutical companies meet the growing challenge of shipping temperature-sensitive products  
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Chris Fore at Envirotainer presents strategies to meet transport service provider obligations as defined in Parental Drug Association Technical Report Number 39  
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In the current financial climate, making the correct choice when selecting chillers and air conditioning systems is more important than ever; Steve Warnock of the Coolmation Group explains why the sector should consider Turbocor compressor chillers when reviewing climate control  
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Tony Wright at Exelsius Cold Chain Management Consultancy examines cold chain management, and tells us it is key to securing both patient safety and the quality of pharmaceutical products  
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Tim Jennings of Emball’iso SA talks to PMPS about the expanding cold chain sector of the pharmaceutical industry  
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Edited by
Randice Altschul
Chief Executive Officer at Pop Test and Palisades Therapeutics

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