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Winter 2010
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

Kevin Jones of MEGTEC Systems discusses the role of tablet coating in volatile organic compound emission abatement

 
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Chris Drysdale at Pfaudler-Balfour outlines the benefits of validating crystallisation equipment using 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations, and examines how the right impellers can be selected

 
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Cool Chain, Cargo & Logistics

Russell Atkinson of Movianto UK discusses the logistical challenges in the storage and distribution of life-saving vaccines

 
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Erika Oudin at Sofrigam introduces project specifications, the partnership link between supplier and customer, and a guarantee of quality in cold chain operations

 
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Drug Delivery 

Douglas Stout and Vinod Vilivalam at West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc investigate plastic prefilled syringes, finding that they are a better fit for auto-injector systems

 
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Carsten Olbrich at Bayer Schering Pharma looks at the history of biologic therapies, and examines how the latest technologies seek to enhance administration of this class of drug

 
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Paul Kippax of Malvern Instruments Ltd, Julie D Suman of Next Breath LLC and Gerallt Williams at Valois SAS discuss analytical tools for nasal spray development

 
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James Song, Lei Zhang and Gang Ren at the University of California, San Francisco investigate the role of individual particle electron tomography as a novel tool for examining the structure of synthetic targeted drug delivery vehicles

 
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Josef Bossart of Pharmanumbers LLC discusses the development of drug delivery enabled/enhanced pharmaceuticals

 
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Packaging, Packing & Anti-Counterfeiting

Roland Meylan at AlpVision investigates low-cost digital security solutions to protect pharmaceutical products against counterfeiting

 
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David Howard of the International Authentication Association (IAA) looks at the growing threat to the safety and security of some of our most common pharmaceuticals, and global efforts to protect products and brands

 
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Gerald Heddell at the MHRA gives a UK regulator’s perspective on the fight against fakes

 
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Formulations, Ingredients and Excipients

Stuart A Jones and Manan Kalia at the Pharmaceutical Science Division of King’s College London examine the development of inhaled drug delivery systems, and suggest that a paradigm shift is required in approaches to formulation

 
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MANUFACTURING

Romualdo Salcedo at Advanced Cyclone Systems and Júlio Paiva at the University of Porto explain efficient cyclone systems for fine particle collection in the pharmaceutical industry

 
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PACKING, PACKAGING & ANTI-COUNTERFEITING

Sergej Toedtli at Vesdo Ltd looks at the implementation of product piracy protection infrastructures in large companies

 
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Thierry Protas at Arjowiggins Security explains how best to follow EFPIA recommendations to ensure the safety of sensitive or high-value products

 
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The pharmaceutical market presents many challenges for suppliers of packs, packaging and processing equipment. Nevertheless, these companies are continuing to focus on innovations and enhancements, says Ian Crawford from the Total Processing & Packaging 2010 exhibition

 
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Randice Altschul
Chief Executive Officer at Pop Test and Palisades Therapeutics

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News and Press Releases

E Ink and Faubel Unveil the Med Label to Revolutionize the Clinical Trial Supply Chain

E Ink® Holdings, "E Ink" (8069.TW), the leading innovator of electronic ink technology and Faubel & Co. Nachf. GmbH, a proven supplier to the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, announced the availability of the Faubel-Med® Label, a smart label for investigational medicinal products. The Med Label features E Ink’s low-voltage film technology, bringing display modules and new system designs to pharmaceutical packaging.
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White Papers

Clinical Trial Site Contracting: The Conservative, Progressive and Hybrid Models

DrugDev

For the last 20 years, pharmaceutical companies have turned to a variety of clinical outsourcing solutions to reduce costs and improve timelines, enabling them to focus on their core value of research and development. In today’s tightly competitive market, companies are constantly striving for ways to further cut costs and reduce study startup cycle times, while maintaining quality. One of the key cost factors in global R&D spending, estimated at around $102 billion per Kalorama market research, is the cost of conducting clinical trials. CRO’s, which account for about 30% of the total R&D spending, have risen to the challenge of the clinical, technical and administrative management of these trials. But some pharmaceutical companies question how much control to relinquish to vendor partners, especially in the legal arena, due to potential ramifications.
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Industry Events

Automatica 2018

18 June 2018, Messe München, Munich, Germany

Automatica is the leading exhibition for smart automation and robotics. It features the world's largest range of robotics, assembly systems, machine vision systems and components. For more information go to automatic-munich.com/visitors
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