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Manufacturing

Water Purification

Clear Solutions

Mark Bosley at Purite sets out how a well-specified reverse osmosis system can ensure your laboratory receives an efficient, economical and reliable supply of purified water.

 
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Manufacturing – Robotics

Automatic Future

Automation can be a real business driver, bringing with it improved productivity, competitiveness and cost reductions. Mike Wilson at the British Automation and Robot Association looks at why there’s never been a better time to invest.

 
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Energy Efficiency

Driven by Change

Variable speed drives offer a reliable way for manufacturers to cut energy use. Steve Brambley at GAMBICA sets out the economic and environmental benefits of investing in this technology.

 
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Risk Assessment in Manufacturing

The Value of Safety

New RiskMaPP guidelines set out a scientifi c approach to risk management and establishing acceptable risk exposure levels. Maarten P Prause at CARBOGEN AMCIS AG considers the initiative’s role in creating a safe manufacturing environment.

 
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Automated Filling

Five Stars

Monoblock fillers and cappers offer pharmaceutical manufacturers sustainable high-speed production rates and improved quality control. Kim Norris at ESS Technologies Inc explores the options this technology provides.

 
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Lyophilisation

System Switch

Cooling systems are an integral part of the freeze drying process. Carsten Dettmann at Optima Group Pharma GmbH presents heat transfer media systems as an alternative to conventional condenser cooling.

 
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Cool Chain, Cargo & Logistics

Dry Ice

A Tragic Tale?

The development of alternative technologies and concerns over their environmental impact threatens the continued use of dry ice. Mark A Mohr at CSafe LLC sets out the past, present and future of this cool chain staple.

 
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Logistics – Risk Management

Measure for Measure

Natural disasters, social unrest and industry regulations are just some of the logistical challenges facing the supply chain. Planning is vital to ensure companies are adequately insulated against the risks, argues Amanda Bridge at DHL Express.

 
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Air Cargo

The Inside Scoop

Airlines face multiple challenges with cool chain shipments. Maureen Kam at Air Canada Cargo provides an insiders’ perspective, and suggests that communication between all parties is the key to success.

 
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Passive Cooling Systems

Ideas in Transit

Choosing the right range of insulated packaging technology can be daunting, particularly where passive cooling systems are concerned. Geraint Thomas at Laminar Medica runs through the steps needed to get it right.
 
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Temperature-Controlled Packaging Materials

Boxing Match

Recent developments in vacuum insulated panels (VIPs) make them a promising technology for insulated packaging. Abbes Kacimi at Sofrigam compares silica- and fibreglass-based f llings, and considers improvements that need to be made.

 
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Drug Delivery 

Plastics in Drug Delivery Devices

Material Choice

Polyolefins are growing in popularity among manufacturers of medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging. Peter Tackx at SABIC analyses the benefits and challenges inherent in this material.

 
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MANUFACTURING

Manufacturing – Robotics

Automatic Future

Automation can be a real business driver, bringing with it improved productivity, competitiveness and cost reductions. Mike Wilson at the British Automation and Robot Association looks at why there’s never been a better time to invest.

 
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FORMULATION, Ingredients & Excipients

Formulation Strategies

Fit for Purpose

Massimo Bresciani and Patrizia Ghiotti at Aptuit Verona explore how a ‘fi t for purpose’ approach to formulation strategy can save both resources and time.

 
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PACKING, PACKAGING & ANTI-COUNTERFEITING

Product Tracking

Bar Codes Decoded

Patrick Kearney at Innovatum provides a practical summary of barcode standards and regulations applicable to EMEA- and FDA-regulated pharmaceutical fi rms, as well as recommendations for effective implementation.

 
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Supply Chain

Sustainable Manufacturing

What does it Mean to be Green?

There’s more to sustainability than reducing energy consumption. Jörk Schüßler at Citizen Systems Europe sets out cost-effective strategies to help manufacturers make a positive impact on the environment.

 
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Green Logistics

The Cost of Green

Chris Baker at PMPS asks industry insiders to consider the impact of the pharmaceutical supply chain’s environmental credentials on client decision making, and what this means for the future.

 
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Sustainable Supply Chain

Better Together

Corporate social responsibility is fast becoming an essential business activity, but complex supply chains can make assessing ethical practice diffi cult, as Tom Smith at Sedex explores. Could closer collaboration be the answer?

 
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Procurement Strategies

Coming up with the Goods

A new era of financial limitations requires a savvy approach to budgeting, and procurement is a good place to start. Teresa Neal at SciQuest, Inc explains how organisations can use new technologies to take control of their spending.

 
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Cool Chain – Korea

National Interest

Vivian Berni at LifeConEx examines the current growth of the Korean cool chain sector, and considers the challenges that need to be met if the region is to compete as a global player.

 
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Robert Harris
Chief Technical Officer at Juniper Pharma Services
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News and Press Releases

PCI Announces Further Investment in Specialized Labeling Capabilities

Leading outsourcing provider PCI Pharma Services (PCI) is proud to announce further investment in bespoke labelling technology at its Hay-on-Wye site, Wales, UK.
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White Papers

Quality of Steel

Natoli Engineering Company, Inc.

Steel quality is the summation of how well a steel meets its specified chemistry, the cleanliness of the steel or degree to which it is free of impurities or inclusion, homogeneity of the microstructure, grain/carbide size and in some instances if it meets the mechanical requirements for that particular steel. In the design and manufacture of tablet compression tooling, nothing is more important than the quality of the materials being used. The best manufacturing principals maintaining the tightest tolerances will result in tool failure if the initial material quality is poor. Material quality is the fundamental building block upon which all successive value added steps are laid. The majority of all tablet compression tooling is produced from steel and steel quality is the subject of this article.
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Industry Events

Temperature Controlled Logistics 2018

29 January - 1 February 2018, Twickenham Stadium, London

Each January for the past 16 years, more than 400 senior supply chain, logistics, storage, regulation and quality experts from the pharmaceutical industry have gathered at the TCL Forum for the largest, longest running and most comprehensive cold chain and ambient logistics conference in Europe.
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