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Robotics in Manufacturing

Seeing the Light

Vision-equipped robots can help the pharmaceutical industry take full advantage of automated systems in both the factory and the laboratory, reducing human error and increasing efficiency, as Nigel Smith at TM Robotics demonstrates.

 
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GCC Countries

Spanning the Gulf

Ahed Ghanem at PricewaterhouseCoopers reviews the current marketplace in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, and points to the business culture and systems that operate in the region, which must be considered before looking to establish a local base.
 
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MENA Region

Thinking Outside the Box

The Middle East and North Africa area presents a whole host of challenges to the transporter, not only including the obvious temperature management issues, but also the general infrastructure of the region, as Roland Nicholas and Karen Adams at SCA Cool Logistics discuss.



 
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Packaging: Japanese Scene

Blossoming Marketplace

When it comes to contract packaging, the advantages of a full service offering are clear, and can be displayed further by the methods being employed in the Japanese market, explains Jeremy Drummond at Aesica.
 
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Machinery: Workplace Ergonomics

Getting a Lift

Protecting employees from injury is vital for every manufacturer, both in terms of avoiding wasted pay and reduced manpower, not to mention potential compensation. Adiam Tewelde at TAWI AB puts forward ergonomic lifting aids as a safer and ultimately cheaper solution to keep employees from harm.
 
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Eastern Europe

A Tale of Three Countries

Martin Meyer at Lodestone Management Consultants provides an analysis of the pros and cons of three major regional hubs – Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria – and compares the infrastructure of each.
 
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Track and Trace

Coding Looks to the Future

Harry Thomason of the Travtec Group provides an overview of the use of coding on pharmaceutical packaging over the last 30 years, and considers how the current technology available is providing an essential service to the industry.
 
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Packaging Design

In the Details

Jane Donaghey at Almac Pharma Services gives a breakdown of the major factors that come into play when designing external packaging for a pharma product, including ease of use, compliance, safety and brand awareness.
 
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Logistics Management

Optimal Operations

With the logistics branch of a pharma operation becoming increasingly recognised for its value-adding potential, Johan Beukema at Buck Consultants International discusses performance optimisation methods that can be undertaken throughout the logistics process.
 
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Oral Liquid Medications

Fluid Thinking

Günter Nadler, Matthias Birkhoff and Degenhard Marx at Aptar Pharma explain how over-the-counter liquid medications must encourage compliance while still providing consumers with perceived value and ease of use.

 
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Parenteral Products

A Question of Use

For the delivery of biopharmaceutical formulations, multilayer plastic parenteral vials offer a stronger, more reliable format with enhanced barrier properties, as Wolfgang Dirk at Gerresheimer AG shows.
 
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The End of the Line

Pushing the Envelope

The simplest of technologies can often give rise to the best solutions, as Richard Harrop explains.
 
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Manufacturing: Analytical Software

Data at Work

A manufacturing intelligence platform can allow valuable comparisons between sites to be made, improving performance levels across the board. Randy Tatlock at Aegis Analytical Corp gives details of the methodologies involved.
 
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Cleanrooms: Flooring Systems

Got it Covered

The management of particulate contamination is an essential task for a cleanroom manager. Eva Paraskevaides at Dycem Limited highlights the importance of selecting the right kind of flooring, and how it can even work out cheaper in the long run.
 
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Drug Delivery: Particle Analysis

Size Matters

Deborah Huck at Malvern Instruments points out the importance of the correct identification and characterisation of oversized particles that must be eliminated from inhaled drug formulations before they are ready to be packaged and used.
 
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Functional Excipients for Solid Dosage

Recipe for Success

Steffen Denzinger at Merck KgaA presents functional solid dose excipients as an answer to the increased demand for productivity in the face of falling drug approval rates.
 
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Disposable Filling Needles

One Use, One Solution

Benedikt Knoch at RAUMEDIC AG makes a case for single-use systems in the manufacturing sphere, which not only save on cleaning costs, but also provide a ready-made, sterile solution, free from previous contamination.
 
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Manufacturing Philosophies

Make it Better

Stuart Kay and Christian Dunning at Team Consulting Ltd advocate a risk-based approach to manufacturing, which assesses the level of risk in each element of the process and allows an optimal setup to be reached in terms of time, cost and safety.
 
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INTERVIEWS
Interview

Roll up, Roll up

In the run up to ICSE, InnoPack, P-MEC and BioPh, taking place from 25th to 27th October 2011 at Messe Frankfurt, Germany, Haf Cennydd, Global Brand Director for the event at UBM Live answers PMPS’ questions on how the show is run and what we can expect this year.
 
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Randice Altschul
Chief Executive Officer at Pop Test and Palisades Therapeutics

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News and Press Releases

POP TEST ADDRESSES THE PROBLEM OF UNRELIABLE DATA FROM CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORS

A major insight relating to the unreliability of data from continuous glucose monitors was published in the Nature journal, “Scientific Reports”, by Neil Theise, MD., the Lead Scientist of Pop Test, LLC and colleagues. The discovery of the “Interstitium”, a newfound human organ, by Dr. Theise and his collaborators, can be viewed by using the link https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-23062-6 Continual glucose monitoring via an indwelling cutaneous needle measuring glucose in interstitial fluid (now identified to be in the “interstitium”) has been a game changer in the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus because of its accuracy. However, the needles used to collect this glucose containing fluid often fail in as little as a week. Despite the reliance on fluid from this space, the microanatomy of the interstitium has never been defined. The sensors currently in use were developed with the presumption of interstitial fluid being located somewhere in the sub-epidermal layers of the skin, but the actual anatomy relating to needle placement was always unclear.
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White Papers

Transforming Temperature Data Management Practices to Reduce Labor Costs and Improve Visibility and Control

Berlinger & Co AG

There are a number of temperature monitoring database options available to the biopharma supply chain professional and choosing the right one can significantly improve workflow which will reduce administrative time. This article will provide insight into practices for improving common processes through enhanced database functionality in the areas of managing data loggers by expiry date, storing and retrieving calibration certificates and acknowledging/documenting common temperature excursion events. Additionally, it describes the unique features and benefits of the Berlinger Smartview® data management system. Smartview® is a “Software as a Service” (SaaS) platform designed to efficiently and accurately manage both workflow and data in a regulatory compliant manner (21 CRF Part 11 & Annex 11). This comprehensive temperature data management system ensures reliability, accuracy, security, accessibility, and visibility to supply chain professionals, enhancing Good Distribution Practices (GDP) of temperature sensitive shipments.
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Industry Events

T3: Trials, Tech and Transformation

30-31 May 2018, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC

T3 is back for 2018 to provide you with the latest updates and top tips from across the clinical trials landscape. Connecting leading experts, influencers and innovators from pharma, biotech, CROs, patient advocacy groups, academia and beyond, T3 is themeeting place for all stakeholders to voice their questions, connect with peers, and get direct feedback from an expert speaker line-up.And this year, we're in Raleigh.
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