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Manufacturing
Manufacturing Data Management

Data on a Diet

Joe Rothman at Aegis Analytical Corp applies the Lean philosophy to data and advocates data warehouse solutions that are focused on process intelligence as a way to iron out the creases in complex supply chains.
 
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Manufacturing Plant Design

Plants with Agility

When considering the design of a new manufacturing plant, it is important that one also anticipates the ‘future needs’ of the facility. Wim Spook at Matcon Ltd UK looks at some of the measures to be taken, from intelligent layout to how to handle a capacity boost.
 
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Containment Systems

Think Inside the Box

Maurice Pitcher at Powder Systems Limited discusses the importance of reliable and efficient high containment systems in pharma processing and manufacturing, and points out some essential design considerations that can make for safer and more streamlined systems.
 
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Water Purification

Pure and Simple

Pure water for the laboratory is a key ingredient in pharmaceutical production. Mark Bosley at Purite puts forward reverse osmosis water purification systems as an economical tool for developers.
 
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Cool Chain, Cargo & Logistics
Sustainable Supply Chain

Green Agenda

Supply chain management technologies are providing pharma companies with stronger green credentials – as well as improved agility and responsiveness within the supply chain – thereby leading to financial savings, as Sudeep Kumar Mandhania at Infosys explores.
 
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Temperature-Controlled Logistics  

Chain Challenge: Part 2 of 2

Robert J Hayes of Cold Chain Consultants (UK) Ltd stresses the importance of avoiding mistakes in the early phases of the cold chain process, and how temperature excursions can be minimised through effective packaging solutions and awareness of the most commonly problematic stages.
 
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Supply Chain Risk

Quality Assured

Highlighting the increasing levels of risk in today’s logistics and supply chain operations, Luc Huybreghts of Pauwels Consulting advises on how to ensure product integrity throughout the process, and which pitfalls a distributor should look out for
 
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Sustainable Packaging Design

Clean Living

Mark Church of Laminar Medica looks at how the need for businesses to comply with environmentally-friendly regulations will drive them to embrace these challenges, thus leading the way to ensure sustainable survival in the global economy.
 
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Drug Delivery 
Nanotechnology Drug Delivery

Thinking Small

With an ever increasing number of new applications, nanotechnology is becoming a key element in the drug delivery landscape of the future. Tim Harper at Cientifica Ltd considers the impact this will have on the market and where the largest gains will be seen.
 
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Formulations, Ingredients and Excipients
53 Freeze-Drying Microscopy

Freeze Frame

John G Augustine of Smithers Pharma Services shows how key data from freeze-dry microscopy can facilitate the proposal of new lyophilisation cycle parameters, improving the overall quality of the resulting product.
 
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Primary Packaging: Glass

Inner Strength

New drugs and sophisticated production processes have created extensive challenges for high-quality glass containers. Florence Buscke at SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Packaging picks out the features new glass products must possess in order to remain relevant.
 
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MANUFACTURING
Biomanufacturing

Get with the Programme

As with any manufacturing operation, biopharmaceutical production stands to benefit from adopting a Lean philosophy. Nigel J Smart at Smart Consulting Group analyses some areas for process streamlining, including training of personnel.
 
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PACKING & PACKAGING
Packaging and Labelling: Braille

Raising Information

Duncan Robinson at Pillbox Design draws out the key issues in Braille packaging design, giving a breakdown of some of the technological advances in packaging for blind and partially-sighted people that are modernising the market.
 
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Foil-Based Packaging

Selection Pack

Jez Clements at Cambridge Design Partnership discusses material choice when designing a packaging solution, pointing out the advantages of using foil, while also addressing the particular issues that come into play with this option.
 
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Blister Packaging

Pack and Blue

Blue dye testing methods for pharmaceutical blister packaging can ensure a stronger, fail-safe parameter that can elevate package integrity assurance to new levels, as Oliver Stauffer of PTI explains.
 
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the end of the line
The End of the Line

Exactly What it Says on the Tin

Richard Harrop has some interesting experiences at the 2012 PDA Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Management & Good Distribution Practice conference in Berlin.
 
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Randice Altschul
Chief Executive Officer at Pop Test and Palisades Therapeutics

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News and Press Releases

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White Papers

Tightening Your Supply Chain Against Counterfeits

World Courier

As today’s global pharmaceutical supply chain grows increasingly longer and more complex, each link provides added opportunity for counterfeiters. While pending regulatory changes promise to tighten the supply chain with respect to production and distribution entities and new packaging technologies will make the identification of counterfeit products easier, the logistics of global distribution remains a weak link. How can the pharmaceutical shipper ensure the security of the supply chain over thousands of miles and extended periods of time when the product is no longer in his possession?
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Industry Events

FlyPharma Europe

22-23 October 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark

The FlyPharma Conference Europe 2019 is aimed at forward-thinking individuals and businesses that are ready to uncover the potential in their pharma supply chain. The event offers an interactive platform to discuss current and future challenges within pharma and cargo, with topics including market trends, cold chain innovations, latest regulatory demands, security technology, and how to encourage collaboration between supply chain players. There will be plenty of networking opportunities, including a complimentary evening networking event, where delegates can meet and catch up with senior and executive pharma and cargo professionals – gaining strong, new industry contacts and building on existing ones.
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